All this snow is really a new experience for Kevin. Last year he was too young to enjoy it. This year he practically hyper ventilates every time he sees snow. He points and yells, "snow! snow!" He despises the gloves we make him wear. He already lost one of the new set we got him, so he's wearing a mismatched pair. The first chance he gets he will pull them off so that he can feel the snow on his bare hands. Then he gets mad because it freezes his fingers. He also dislikes his hat.
This week we got a surprise card and gift in the mail. It was a gingerbread bear making kit for the kids and a gift card to Target from my high school buddy, Jennifer W. It was totally out of the blue, but perfect timing. Our bank was closed by the time Daniel got home from work so we couldn't cash the check from our church, but Kevin still badly needed a coat and snow boots. So now he is warm and toasty and has been enjoying the snow. He's not sure what to think of the hood on his new coat yet, but he adores the boots and would wear the coat to bed if we let him. We've had over 6 inches of snow so far and are expecting more by Friday. I can't really complain though, since we didn't lose our power in that massive ice storm that hit our family members living in Oklahoma. Instead, (in my most Martha Stewart-ish voice) I just want to say having friends who care about you....it's a good thing.