Last week the weather has been amazing! We have been experiencing some unseasonably warm days and even though there has been a lot of rain in the forecast, most of it appears to have passed us by. Instead of rain, we have been enjoying warm and sunny days.
It has been so warm that mommy and I have been spending some enjoyable time outdoors. We’re back to our routine of picking up the mail and going to the park. Mommy and I sort the mail together and then we watch the big kids play. Last year I was looking forward to being able to play with the big kids this year, but I’m not quite ready yet. Maybe another month or two.
Now that I’m a big girl, I’m enjoying big girl snacks and mommy has been packing my morning snack in my diaper bag and I’ve been enjoying it at the park. Somehow food tastes better in the fresh air. So far I have not felt the need to give mommy a hard time about eating on a single one of our on the go meals.
The warm weather has melted all the snow. It’s incredible how quickly the landscape can change. One day everything was covered in the white stuff and the next day it was all gone. It makes it hard to believe that just one week earlier I discovered my favourite winter activity.
I waited all winter to try out the sled that I got for my birthday but fate kept getting in the way. First I had the flu, then mommy and daddy got sick in turn. Next it got unbearably cold and windy. Then mommy was sick again. We had one setback after another which made for a difficult winter.
Then the stars aligned and it was finally time to try out my brand new sled. Mommy bundled me up so much that I could barely move. I had my shirt and pants on with a hooded sweater. Over that I wore my snowsuit which really added to the bulk. Of course mommy wouldn’t let me leave the house without my mittens, hat, and winter boots.
Daddy brought my sled outside and I got placed in it. With all of the clothes I was wearing I found myself wedged in there rather snugly. This turned out to be a good thing because suddenly, the sled lunged forward and we were off.
Once I regained my composure, I realized that daddy was pulling on the red rope at the front of my sled and I was gliding along the snow. Mommy was just behind me to make sure I was safe at all times. We had a few close calls in the deeper snow, but no actual mishaps due to mommy’s watchful eye.
I was having a really great time which was apparent by my big smile. Sometimes daddy went fast and that made me giggle. I love to go fast. I think we were going even faster than that time at the park when the mosquitoes attacked us.
I was having such a good time that at first I didn’t notice it had started to snow. Big fluffy snowflakes were falling slowly all around me. When I became aware of them, I found them hypnotic. I got quiet and watched the winter scene. It was beautiful.
I was feeling so warm in my snowsuit, and it was so quiet and still with only the steady sound of my sled plowing through the fresh snow, that I didn’t even notice how tired I was. The next moment I felt something touching my face. When I opened my eyes I found myself leaned back in the sled with my head back and I was looking straight up at the sky.
I hadn’t even noticed that the snow was landing on my cheeks and nose, but mommy did and she was gently brushing it off my face. I was so sleepy that I couldn’t even keep my eyes open and I couldn’t sit up in the sled anymore. Daddy picked me up, sled and all, and carried me home.
Once we got home, mommy took of my snowsuit and outdoor accessories and she took me upstairs for my nap. I slept very well that day. The excitement of sledding and the fresh air did me some good. It was an exceptionally satisfying nap.