Tuesday, January 11, 2011
SNOW WAY OUT!!!! :)
We've gotten a nice little bit of snow these past few days, and when we woke up Monday morning to a pretty little Winter Wonderland, I had visions of Trey happily playing for hours outside. I didn't take into account the fact that he has no snow boots, no snow pants, it's freezing cold and once I get him bundled up, he can barely move. And to top it off, Charlotte is completely unprepared for any amount of snow, and the roads are terrible, so at this point, attempting to get out and buy Trey proper snow clothes is impossible.
Needless to say, I put on Trey's far too large winter coat (size 2T, which is why he doesn't even come close to fitting in it), his hat, some bobo looking mittens that were on the clearance rack at Babies R Us a few weeks ago, some track pants, 3 pairs of socks, and some hand-me-down sneakers that are too big for him, but I don't care if he gets them wet. Doug also bundled up in his best winter outfit (hunting camo overalls, a fleece, and some hunting boots and gloves). Between the two of them, I'm pretty sure it doesn't get any classier! After spending a tremendous amount of time bundling up, they headed outside. Trey was so excited and he had a HUGE smile on his face when he walked out the back door. He took about 3 steps, and started crying. Doug picked him up, and we attempted to get Trey interested in playing, but at this point, he was wet (track pants and Nikes are not waterproof) and cold, and more than a little confused. We spent about 5 minutes taking pictures and promptly headed back indoors for the remainder of the day!
We spent the rest of the afternoon playing Kinect, which Trey LOVES (and Doug's hates to play with him, since Trey messes it all up) and then we went up to the amenity center, built a fire, and played in the snow. This playtime in the snow was less threatening for Trey, since it was much more shallow and Trey could play on the hearth and tables.
I love how pretty the snow is, but I wish the City did a better job with the roads! Doug did venture to Babies R Us on his way home from work today, and he bought Trey a snowsuit and some snow boots (they were all out of boy's boots, so he bought tan girl's boots!).