Before the weather got wicked cold, we enjoyed some good-old-fashion “lets-go-play-in-the-yard” time. It was complete with making new tracks, and finding big icicles off the pipes to eat (um, he ate TWO of them. Is that a problem for his GI ??).
The trick to actually enjoying winter with young kids? Well, for us it’s get in snowpants with them, stay plenty warm (us adults have a narrow window of comfortable temps), and accept that goop will always come of your kid’s noses. Lay in the snow. Find beauty in the stillness of winter and it becomes something sweet.
And by the way. The scruff-beard on my husband. He looks GOOD.