Early in the fall we put up a little play set in our backyard. I had forgotten that slides are so much more fun in the winter because the kids just fly off of them in their snow pants! It's pretty cute and makes the backyard just that much more entertaining.
We've also enjoyed a few winter walks, having snow for a snack, and making snow angels. This toddler of mine is really easy to please these days and spending my days with him helps remind me that sometimes the simplest things are really the most fun.
I know the farmer's almanac is predicting another terrible winter in the mid west, but I am trying to stay blindly optimistic and will do my best to enjoy the good days, with blue skies and hints of sunshine, when we get them. We had a few this week and I am thankful for that.