Despite that second random snow storm after the blizzard of ’13, it seems the snow has finally backed off and allowed for some real spring weather to arrive. 60+ degrees, tulips blooming, and children running around in shorts & flip-flops. Now THAT’S what I’m talkin’ about, April!!
We’ve enjoyed moving school outside and finding how much more the boys love learning when surrounded by nature. While Lucy enjoys gorging herself on Goldfish crackers.
Tonight, Matthew and I are enjoying a bonfire outside while the boys enjoy a night with GranLou and GranDad. Colorado is starting to treat us well.
It may be snowing again outside, but the green grass and sunshine that emerged for a brief 24 hours was enough to instill some spring fever in both Matthew and I.
Tonight we whipped up our a new favorite, the Paloma. After visiting with our Colorado friends the other night, we found our warm weather beverage of choice. And you know it had to be good if it knocked our infamous margs out of the ranks.
Here’s our own twist:
- The juice of one grapefruit
- The juice of one lime
- 1/4 c. of high quality blanco tequila…high quality to us, meaning something over $20 ;P
Enjoy at your earliest convenience.
It’s amazing how thankful you are for the simple things after being stuck inside for a week. A dry driveway to lay on…a ray of sun on your face…getting 3 kids in the car without sopping wet feet.
The boys enjoying their new sledding hill, compliments of Matthew’s shoveling.
With almost two feet on the ground already and increasingly antsy children, we made the financial plunge and purchased snow boots, gloves, warmer socks and inflatable tubes so we can somewhat survive the next few days…or however long this snow decides to stick around.
This is definitely not what I expected a mid-April trip to Colorado to include, but we’re making the best of it and some killer memories in the process. And also thoroughly enjoying our time with the Colorado Grans for a change.
I called the gym earlier this morning to see if they were open. Standard protocol in the south when there is even a prediction of potential snow. Much less with almost a foot of snow on the ground.
The receptionist paused, seeming slightly confused, “WHY would we not be open?”
I am so not in the south anymore.
I threw on my cycling clothes to head to the gym this morning only to find this lovely site. I’m obviously not a Colorado girl because I promptly crawled back in bed, not even attempting to clean off the truck.
The boys are loving it, as the video below shows. Even though they only lasted about 10 minutes outside before coming in for a hot bath & snow cream.
I’ve been having some quality one-on-one time with Lucy while MaryLou has been spoiling the boys with a spend-the-night, late night games and a trip to the Discovery Museum.
I haven’t had this much time with just Lucy in months. We are having a blast. She keeps me highly entertained, this goofball.