We finally got some real snow and what better to do, than have a snowball fight! Winters, in North Carolina, can be interesting. We are known for our bipolar weather. We can get all four seasons in one day and it’s not many winters that we actually get enough snow to have a snowball fight. Usually, when the weatherman calls for snow, we may see a dusting or an inch. Nothing to really get excited about, but yet, the state still comes to a stand still.
Last week, it snowed a whole six inches, in one day. Other towns, around us, got up to a foot of snow. So, with some actual measurable snow, we had to have a snowball fight. Della loves the outdoors, and even when it’s freezing outside, we have to play. It was so beautiful and COLD, but we still went exploring. We picked up her cousin and started on a winter adventure.
The walk, through the woods, was liking walking through a winter wonderland. The kids thought they were in the movie Frozen. Yes, I will be so glad when they let it go. We made our way to the pond and kids was so excited to see it was frozen over. Nope, no ice skating for us; we just admired the beauty of the snow.
Did you guys get any snow? How do you enjoy the winter? Any travel or winter ideas you would like to share?
For some reason, Della decided Sundays are not a good day to sleep in. Where she got this crazy idea, I have no freakin’ clue. So, since we were up, I decided to take her out to a mommy and me breakfast at Bob Evans. I had pancakes and she had broccoli (she’s a cheap date).
We’ve been trying to get to the park all week but it has been HOT the whole week. I’m talking upper 90s near 100s. Not a fun time to be at the park. Since we had an early breakfast, Della decided she want to go play on the slides.
Now, we usually go to the kiddie playground not far from the house. Sunday she decided she wanted to conquer the big slide. It took her a while to get there. She slide down all the small slides first. She even got me to slide a couple of times. Then, after about 3o minutes, she decided to face her fears. She climbed the steps, sat down, and held on for dear life. The first time, I could tell she was scared because she came down in slow motion…lol She was holding on so tight she could barely slide. After the initial shock wore off, she got back up and tried it again. This time it was the real deal. She came down like a champ. I was so proud of her. I don’t think we will be going to the kiddie playground anymore.
Della and I finally got around to dying her white Converse All Stars, I bought earlier this year. I picked up a Tie Dye Kit, from TJ Maxx, for $6.99. The kit gave several options for dying. Since toddlers are not very patient, we combined a couple of options. The kits was very easy to use and the cleanup was a breeze (except off her clothes). Since the shoes came out so well, we decided to dye a shirt to match.
I sat the shoes and shirt outside in the sun to dry, to give more of a worn look. The sun faded the colors in just the fight spots, so the shoes don’t look brand new. With the different color combinations, on both shoes, she can wear them with anything.
Della had so much fun spattering the dye and mixing the colors. She probably got more dye on her clothes than the shoes.