Yesterday morning we woke up to snow. It was a first for Sophia and Lillian, and a looooong awaited day for Levi. We could barely convince them to stay inside until the wind died down and the snow quit falling quite as hard.
Eventually there was no holding them back. We bundled them up in layer upon layer, and headed outside where they immediately started playing and making snow angels.
Lucky us! Stephan was off of work that day. Of course, the first thing he did was instigate a snowball fight!
Within 15 minutes everyone was ready to head inside. On the way into the house Levi and Sophia pulled their gloves off and touched the snow. This resulted in tears and wails. "My hands! They hurt!" Levi was sure he was going to lose his precious digits to frostbite. Poor Lillian was already uncertain about all that white, cold stuff. This pretty much confirmed her suspicions that it was not a good thing.
The rest of the day was spent playing, watching movies, baking, and sipping on hot chocolate. There was one more brief snow outing, but the freezing cold pretty quickly drove us back inside.
And, here's the reason I haven't blogged in forever and a very long time.
I am finally finished with the worst of the first trimester misery (that went well into the second trimester). This has been by far the most uncomfortable of my pregnancies. The second trimester isn't exactly shaping up to be too fabulous either, but at least it comes with lots of tiny baby kicks. Those always remind me of what an incredible blessing and gift pregnancy is.