The forecast says we can expect a heatwave for the next few days -- highs over freezing for almost a whole week! We'll be going out jacketless I'm sure.
Winter will then return, laughing at our foolish optimism that this year could actually turn out differently. And, I will again reach my hand into my bag of tricks to sustain us until puddle stomping days truly arrive, and then the summer months when we complain of the humidity and stay inside anyway. But, the cabin fever of winter is definitely the roughest.
I shared a couple weeks ago about some of our fun plans to really enjoy that dangerously cold weather that gripped us, (I think the frozen bubbles were the best!)
This week we enjoyed "celebrating" Groundhog Day with some crafts. (Nathan always seems to be on hand when I need a picture).
When all else fails, we get out of the house for some family fun. We had earned a free family pass to an indoor play area with about seven huge inflatables. After an hour and a half of wonderful energy release we picked up the kids' free Book-It Pizzas from Pizza Hut and headed home. This on the heels of a Disney on Ice show a couple weeks back . . .
The winter truly does offer a unique time of togetherness. After soccer, beyond the holiday time, and before baseball season gets us running again. As long as I can keep the hair-pulling sessions to a minimum (mine . . . and the kids' too, I suppose) we actually enjoy this time of year.
Check out Mary's blog for more Friday Show and Tell. And, head over to Heart of the Matter for more cabin fever busters.