If you like snow, then it was a pretty sad winter in this part of Ohio. We had one really big snow before Christmas, sometime in November, maybe? There were schools closed and a few inches on the ground. At that point in the year it was very cold out and Harper wasn't even walking yet. So we did not get out to enjoy that snowfall.
Since Harper started walking in January, I've been hoping for one more decent snowfall, so I could bundle her up and take her out to play in it. Our neighbors across the street had given us a little sled their daughter had outgrown and I couldn't wait to try it out. At the beginning of last week we were supposed to get a pretty big snowfall, 5-8 inches, which is newsworthy in these parts. Well it only turned out to be a couple of inches (very disappointing for the teachers around here). It was a wet snow and very warm the following day; it didn't look like the snow would be around for long. I did what any good mother would do, bundled Harper up and dragged her outside to play in the snow/slush (or snush).
Do you notice the grass you can see in the sled's tracks? Yes, this pathetic attempt at having Harper experience something of an Ohio winter was pretty sad. Fortunately she is too little to know how foolish we looked, playing in melting snush on a forty-five degree day in March. She was puzzled by the white stuff. Our yard isn't very even to begin with (after we win the lottery, we'll have it regraded), but the snush made it even more difficult for her to maintain balance.
Again, please notice the overwhelming presence of very green grass, in these, our only set of "winter" pictures. I did not take any pictures in which you can see the daffodils blooming next to our driveway. I had put an extra pair of old sweat pants on over Harper's clothes so she wouldn't get wet. It turned out to be a good idea, because every time she fell down (like she was about to do in the picture above) she got not only wet, but muddy. Thank you, Ohio. Next year we'll have to travel up to Grandma and Grandpa's in Wisconsin for some real winter weather!
P.S. Contrary to what many people in our community tell me whenever we're at the grocery store, Harper is not wearing a cute, UD, devil hat. It was a hat with tassels, before Rebound ate them. Hey, it still keeps her ears warm.