When you have little kids I think that February and March can be very brutal months. Everyone is couped up at home, kids are bored with the indoor toys and playing in the snow is not nearly as cool as it was in December. The mitten bin is full of missing mittens and the boots are looking worn with patches of mud from the Michigan weather of Hot..Cold..Hot Cold. This translates into Snow..Mud..Snow..Mud. The winter coats not only need a washing but an extra scoop of Oxi Clean in order to bring them back to their original color.
We have been doing our best to keep busy and creative. Saturday mornings I usually take Mairin to skiing and drop her off. This leaves David with all the boys for the morning. I always make suggestions as to what to do to keep them entertained but he often does his own thing with them. I was driving home this past Saturday and it was a gorgeous morning. The sun was shining and it was just one of those cold and quiet mornings. I turn the corner by our house and a splash of color grabs my eye. I see David walking down the road with the trips. Priceless priceless priceless. David had his cup of coffee and they had done the circle, just walking and talking.