We bundled up every day at least once and sometimes twice from Friday through Monday (Chris didn't have to go to work until noon) and didn't go anywhere except a nearby sledding hill. Even church was cancelled this weekend!
Chris and Eleanor and I had some snowball fights in the yard while Jane napped inside. Eleanor was very specific about what she wanted to happen during these fights: "You go far away and stand up and I will run and tackle you and hit you with a snowball, okay? And say, 'no don't tackle me,' okay?"
I so much wanted to be a part of all the snow fun but we had to be mindful of sweet Jane who was still a little under the weather with RSV and the ear infection. One afternoon, I pulled a big comfy chair in front of the storm door so I could watch Chris and Eleanor play in the snow while I snuggled with Jane and this is what I saw...
We also made sure to get in a family movie night with hot chocolate and whipped cream.
The most fun we had though was sledding. We tried a local hill on Saturday morning, but it was sleeting/mini-hail so we were all miserable and in pain on any exposed skin. Chris ended up taking Eleanor over to our neighbors to sled on a small backyard hill.
After it stopped snowing Saturday, and since church was cancelled Sunday morning, we headed back out to the big hill Sunday morning. The sun was out so I wasn't too worried about Jane, though we did leave her in her carseat for the majority of our sledding excursion.
(Yes that is Jane being towed in her carseat behind Eleanor on the sled!)
And some videos - Jane's first sledding experience, Eleanor and Chris, and Eleanor by herself.
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We've played as a family and played with friends. We had some friends over to play games during naptime Saturday afternoon and Chris went out to play poker with some guys Saturday evening. Eleanor has played with her neighborhood friends throughout the weekend, too. It's so fun having other kids her age within walking distance. What a special bond they will have.
Overall Eleanor has loved the snow except for the painful sleet experience on Saturday morning. Jane is unsurprisingly indifferent. After Christmas and New Years is over, all I wait for the rest of winter is snow! Any little bit here in Williamsburg generally gets everything shut down for a day since there is minimal plowing...so here's to more snow this season!