Winter Reprieve

We’re having some beautiful weather in Connecticut right now, much to my surprise and happiness. Between the time change and the onset of winter-like temperatures I had resigned myself to feeling grumpy and sun-deprived until at least April. The truth is, we don’t go outside more than we absolutely have to when it’s cold. I’ll bundle up the kids for a real snowfall so we can take a few pictures for next year’s calendar but as far as playground time, long walks and adventures go, I don’t have the energy or desire to wrangle two coat-and-hat-adverse children into coats and hats more than absolutely necessary.

So getting a few days of warm, early fall temperatures is like getting a surprise vacation – and not just because we’re not burning through our zillion-dollars worth of heating oil in the tank. We spent 3 hours at the beach park on Sunday, getting dirty and wet and salt-air covered. The kids slept last night like only kids who’ve been at the shore can. Today is less sunny but just as warm, so we’re headed to the park to collect pine cones and rocks for Evan’s treasure chest. If I’m REALLY lucky I’ll talk Caroline into her fairy wings to take some birthday pictures but I’m so excited to be outside and not freezing I don’t actually care if she cooperates or not. It’s a November Miracle!

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7 Responses to “Winter Reprieve”

  1. That last picture!? My heart pitter-pattered. So cute, those kids of yours!

  2. FourInchHeels says:

    Evan looks so old in that second photo, with his sleeves rolled up all casually like it’s no big thing. So adorable!

  3. Stacy says:

    Oooh, that last picture has epic Christmas card potential!!!

  4. Kimberly says:

    So gorgeous! I miss you xoxo

  5. emily says:

    adorable kids!! love the one with evans sleeves rolled up

  6. londonmum says:

    lucky you to have sunny weather. By the way, your photography is getting better and better. That last picture is gorgeous.

  7. barbra says:

    that last photo is the best – I think that is your canvas print choice.
    How do you keep them out of the water? Knox would be up to his knees before I could stop him. We had to leave the beach during a recent trip because he wasn’t content to look at all the tiny frogs, cool rocks and sand and it was too cold to be in the water.

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