I'm not sure any of us were ready for ANOTHER snow storm in Colorado Springs. This was the 3rd one this month and winter hasn't officially started yet because it's only October. When my kids get to go out and play in the snow and have a blast then I am reminded that even in the snow things can be pretty great! In typical fashion, the girls went out and played with Natalie and Noelle in our backyard. I just love that these girls have been such good friends over the last 4 years. There is something so sweet and special about friends who are really more like family. This is how we feel about the Garlock kids. Madeline is even so in love with them that she asks to go to their house all the time and she even prays for them at night like they are her own siblings. All the girls were really great about playing with Madeline in the backyard for a little bit before heading out to go sledding. The girls tried to get Madeline to sit in the sled but for some reason she just wasn't that interested. Madeline loved copying the older girls by making snow angels and throwing snowballs. She even tried racing them across the yard. Mike came home for lunch and was able to play outside with Madeline for a little bit too. After lunch the big girls headed out behind the house to the new development to go sledding. It turns out that spot became a really popular place to go sledding. I could see it from my living room window and there were many other kids who stopped by to sled throughout the day. Snow days are just so much fun for the kids. I'm glad they get to experience the joy of these fun snow days with friends they love!
This October has been way too cold already. We got our first snow at the beginning of the month and our second snowstorm this week and it doesn't end there. We are supposed to get another snowstorm next week. I was relieved and happy that I was on the ball about making sure that everyone had the clothes they needed for this coming ski season - especially Madeline. After Abby got home from school she was so excited to go and play in the snow. She kindly waited until Madeline got up from her nap and then went out back to play with her. Madeline was so excited to wear her new boots and snow clothes. All of my kids are really good with Madeline, but there is something really special about the relationship that Abby and Madeline have together. I love that Abby has the patience and the imagination to play with a 3-year old. It truly warms my heart. They threw snowballs, built a very tiny snowman, and had races in the snow. Abby was cute and ran on her knees so it would be fair. Those two are quite a pair. I love watching Madeline play. She reminds me that everything in life can be so much fun. The smallest things like playing in the snow are exciting to her and that is pretty great!
It has snowed a ton this season already and that has made the kids extremely happy. The girls still love playing in the snow in the backyard after every snowstorm. Madeline is finally old enough to be able to join in on the fun with her older sisters. This afternoon was especially fun for Madeline as Emma and Abby built the coolest snow fort and snowman with her. They had snowball fights and pulled each other in the sled. It was mostly Madeline who got pulled in the sled because every time either Abby or Emma tried to get in the sled Madeline got a little upset. Everyone always wants to make Madeline happy so they were happy to let her get pulled around in the sled. Madeline just loved playing in the snow with the best older sisters a little girl could have.