Sunday, March 17, 2013

.....shiverin' shamrocks.....

.....St. Paddy's Day has certainly changed for me over the years.....my youngest brother has been in Chicago this weekend posting pictures of the green river and the party pics of crazies celebrating ruthlessly all weekend.....that certainly is not my life.....

......our NYC friends still managed to join the festivities of the parade.........snow, frost, freezing temps and all, they weathered the winter conditions in what should be blossoming spring weather.....the NYC St. Paddy's Day parade is not one to be missed and I can truly tell you that if we still lived there, we would have been doing the Irish jig rain, snow, sleet or shine.......

....a quick flashback to last year when I lugged the three of them to 5th Ave.....please don't let the picture fool you, we were not a happy group for a large portion of the day.......but as I just stated, not many things would cause us to miss the parade.......

.....I digress......


....this year, we had too much going on to pop into Manhattan, so we made it a local weekend and embraced the fact that winter is still here.......

.....Brody had his first pedicure, but let's not sing that from the rooftop to Daddy.....Stefan is already quite concerned this house is too girly......



......I prepped some meals for the week with my favorite chefs......

......ignore the pink apron......


.....and we have casually started trying out the potty with the one I still refer to as, the baby.....

.....clearly, he is not a baby anymore and please disregard the pink potty seat and the pink trash can......

.....ok......Stefan has a point here......but at least he has a dinosaur book and not Cinderella.....


....although we are pining for warm weather and are envious of all our friends who have recently taken vacations in tropical locations, I find that if we embrace and accept; the final days of winter are not so bad......

....after all, my girls are able to experience skiing at a young age only 45 minutes from our house.......

....this Florida girl was not as lucky.....


.....it has been Stefan's dream to teach his children to ski.....he took them to the ski shop, sized them for boots and skis, bought them helmets and goggles and we were off.....

.....he was so excited to head to the mini mountain, he didn't even mind wearing my over sized shades when he left his behind......

.....yes, babe.....the men in this house are definitely surrounded by everything girly......


....the girls loved it....

....I would play with Brody and one girl in the snow, while Daddy gave his lesson and then we would break for a snack and the other one was off for her turn......

.....neither of the girls complained about any of their gear.......their boots didn't hurt after wearing them for a few hours, toes stayed warm and we managed to keep snow out of their mittens......everything we feared that would cause the experience to be a bust did not happen.....




.....and so we may turn into a winter lovin' family after all.....


.....Happy St. Paddy's Day.....

.....hope your weekend was full of appreciation for your here and now......


2 comments :

Davian said...

this is so funny, tracy. glad to know townes isn't the only baby boy exploring his, shall we say, feminine side.

The Brinkley's said...

I so love this! Isn't it adorable watching them on the snow?! Please tell me you did not buy all the gear for the feet! They grow too fast! xoxo! Miss you terrible!

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