Tuesday, February 14, 2017

I Love February

In Florida, February was easily my favorite month. It was warm (but not hot), breezy, sunny and just perfect outside weather. Also, it reminded me of early summer in the Midwest. =)

Moving to Indiana I anticipated our first winter back in ACTUAL winter would be rough. But I have to say, I'm still enjoying it!

In all honesty, we haven't gotten too much snow and ice, just a couple weeks in early December. I have missed the sun a couple times, but never enough to regret our decision to move back. As January was ending I actually got a little sad that we hadn't seen more snow! But, I know that Indiana can get dumped on in February, so I was hopeful. ;)

Last week there was rumor we would get a little snow, but when it actually started falling and STICKING on Wednesday, I was excited! Knowing it wouldn't last long (just two days later they expected it to get back to the 50's again) I suited up the kids and we went out in the snow. =)

My best attempt at a pic of them in their snow pants

It was actually a pretty warm snow. Perfect for play and silliness.

We even attempted a snowman! haha

Then, a few days later, it was warm, in the 60's and I got to run outside!!

It was seriously beautiful outside and just the perfect temp to be running and enjoying the sunny day with a slight breeze. There were so many kids and bikes and lots of laughter. I felt like I was running through a suburban movie set. Seriously, it was perfect.
(And after playing outside, the boys took 2.5hr naps!!)

We even got in a little family walk on Sunday as it started to cool back down again.

A post shared by sharalynnh (@sharalynnh) on

So it may seem silly, but now I love February in Indiana too. I'm loving that the unpredictable weather can give us something as magical as snow and something that soothing a warm sunny day for play, all in the same week.
I know I've complained about the weather not being able to make up its mind in the past, but I'm actually pretty into the unpredictably of it! For February at least. Come Spring, I want more warm days for running and playing outside. ;)

Vote For Me @ The Top Mommy Blogs Directory Vote For Me @ The Top Mommy Blogs Directory

Friday, February 3, 2017

Fun Friday: Valentine's Fun!

This morning I wasn't feeling very motivated to get much done today. But then it occurred to me that we're 3 days into February and I'd like to get some use out of ours Valentine's decorations. I brought up the few items we had and Barker was very excited. It didn't seem to make a big difference in our big house though. Then I remembered we hadn't done an art project this week and I still had a bag of valentine stickers and paper, so we decided to make our own decorations! Both boys seemed to enjoy the project.  Barker liked counting hearts and then became obsessed with the glue stick. Beckett drew a little on the paper but had more fun digging in the crayons and spilling them all over.  (Yes, I let him stay in his sleeper all day.) Then it was time to hang up our decorations! Barker helped me decide where to hang them. It was a fun and silly morning. Then (after nap time) we made the valentine cookies I got earlier this week! Of course, Barker couldn't wait and was eager to help. And Beckett woke up just as they finished baking.  Yummy! What is even more amazing is that Barker helped me clean up! (His shadow was there too ;)) So I am now ending the day with a decorated house and clean dishes.  Happy Friday to me! Vote For Me @ The Top Mommy Blogs Directory Vote For Me @ The Top Mommy Blogs Directory

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sleep- My New Wonder Drug

I forced myself to get to bed at a decent time last night and woohoo, I'm feeling productive today!
I was able to think more clearly with the kiddos in the morning and had waaay more patience with them. In turn, they played nicely together all morning! 
I'm feeling productive (making calls, setting up appointments, going on a play date, working on laundry and a splash of dishes).
And you know what else is awesome about sleep? It works well on toddlers and babies too! Barker (for the first time in maybe a week) actually feel asleep at nap time instead of wondering around his room and sneaking out to the hallway! I'm predicting he'll be able to follow directions much easier this evening.
All this to say, I love sleep. I think I'll try to continue this trend... 
Vote For Me @ The Top Mommy Blogs Directory Vote For Me @ The Top Mommy Blogs Directory