Weathering the Weather

2:06 PM

We have been on a rollercoaster ride here in NJ with the weather.  I feel as though we are living through the winter that will NOT go away!  Hershey hasn’t been able to go fishing because it’s been so cold, the deer are back to eating our greenery for lack of food, and on the couple of warm days we had, we ran out and bought plants and planted a bunch of beautiful flowers, only to have FROST hit last week that killed off half of what the deer didn’t get.  BAH!
deer season
And then we had one weekend that it was 80 degrees outside.  We got up and it was 40, Hershey ran to the river with his dad and I had the girls outside from 8:30 in the morning until naptime.  So how do we DO it?  How do you swing with the weather when it’s so unpredictable, and so much of your SCHEDULE with littluns revolves around what good ole’ Mr. Morning Sun is doing that day?
For starters, every time I go to the store (ANY store), I visit the seasonal section.  You literally never know what you will find that will be a gold mine in a pinch.  I found this Minnie Mouse bubble blower thingie at Walgreens for $5.99.  LOOK AT THEIR FACES.
Emma bubblesbubbles
Emma’s Tank Top // Sweatpants (Last season, similar here)
Are you kidding me?
I also have had to learn to be flexible.  On this particular day, once it started to heat up, I broke out the hats and jean shorts, slapped on a couple of old t-shirts as smocks, and dragged out the art supplies.  It got REAL messy, but the girls were so excited just to be in a new environment with their old toys.
fingy paints
paint everywhere
finger paints
As you remember, the table and chairs was an ongoing battle for me, and the paper stand was SUPPOSED to be stained to match it, but as you can see, that hasn’t happened (yet!).  But Jane and Emma got the most out of it, with these Crayola Finger Paints.  I love how you can truly see their personalities, even in the way that they attack a painting.  And back up off their mullets.  Don’t be jealous.  😉
But let me tell you, it has not been easy.  Allergies and the up and down weather has kept us ankle-deep in Boogie Wipes and antibiotics, and Jane and Emma are literally into EVERYTHING now, including their terrible twos.  We’re getting geared up for their Cinco de Mayo themed Second Birthday party, and crossing our fingers and toes that they will not be sick by then!  We’re also battling some attachment andasleepyness backsliding, so then there’s that.  Hmph.
I hope that you have some great plans for this beautiful weather coming up.  We are home tonight with ear infections and two year molar pains and boogers, but I’m hoping that the warmth this weekend will dry all of that up!  Snot snot go away?  Is that a song?
Have a great week!
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