Last week the temperature FINALLY got above freezing (36 degrees! So warm!) so one day we took advantage of the warmth and went outside to play in the snow.
I grabbed Nikolai's sand box shovels and he had a blast wandering around scooping up snow.
While he scooped, I packed some of the abundant snow in our courtyard and recreated our little family in snow.
After a while I wanted to go in but Nikolai, who hasn't been outside in 2 months (ack!), wanted to continue playing, so we wandered around some more.
We scooped some more snow, played on this bench...
Finally, after an hour, I noticed that Niko's pants were totally soaked (how on earth did I not remember that he has snow pants?!) so I tried to coax him inside.
At this point he realized we were heading in towards the apartment and froze, not wanting to go in. The jig was up!
Luckily, I managed to make it some sort of game so he followed me.
(I think I probably said, "One, two, three..GO!" and made him run with me on go. My favorite part of that game is when he initiates it himself--he'll stand in a corner and say to himself "two, twee, two, twee...GO!" and just start running. ADORABLE. But I digress).
Anyways, it was lovely to get outside and soak up some Vitamin D. Hopefully it warms up again soon so we can play some more!