Winter is coming! Wintere is coming! Winter is coming!
Winter is HEEEEEERE!!!
We had our first snow of the season on Sunday, the day before Halloween. Isn’t that crazy?! There were 122 accidents reported – no serious injuries though. Isn’t that (also) crazy? That’s why I never drive on the day of new snow. Many people forget how to drive over the summer, go too fast and end up in the ditch. Thankfully I have awesome tires on my car. I’m obviously more cautious when I drive, but my car handles so well in the snow.
Even so, hearing about accidents got me thinking about having an emergency kit in the car, just in case this ever happens to us. I keep thinking, we’ll if we run off the side of the road or something, we can leave the heat on and call for help. But really, what if keeping the car on isn’t an option? And, there is a good chance help could be 20 minutes away! We would be really cold and I would have two very cranky boys if we were stuck in a car in 25 degree weather. We have car emergency gear and a few basics in a little kit, but I’m thinking more along the lines of extra winter clothes like blankets, coats, hats, some basic food and water, and things like that.
So! That’s my project for this week. Any good tips? I guess if it’s winter we will already have our coats and hats in the car with us, but I think a blanket or two would be smart. And food. Definitely snack food. Oh, and I also want to put a picture of each child in the car with their name on it, birthday, parents name and phone number, emergency contact, etc. Yeah, I have lots of good ideas. Now I just need to get on this project!
Anyways. New snow = playing outside!
All dressed up and ready to go! Do you just love Lucas’s face in this picture? He looks like he’s about ready to get into some serious trouble.
Estimated time to get myself and two boys dressed in snow gear? Approximately 15 minutes, depending on how organized I am and how excited Lucas is to go outside or if he needs come convincing. Joshua has no idea what’s going on, besides the fact that I’m stuffing his body in layers and into a tight and constrictive snow suit.
I need to get a new pair of gloves for Lucas. We have several pairs, but none of them are amazing. I think it’s worth it to pay the extra money if I can find a pair that fits, stays on and is warm. I need a new pair, too!
Joshua loved the snow! He did great. I’m lucky that this snowsuit still fits him. I think he’ll get a few more months out of it. Lucas’s snow suit still fits him too, although it’s too short in the legs. Ha. He’ll need a new one soon, but I’m using it as long as I can!
We had so much fun playing in the snow. It’s going to be a long and fun winter ahead of us! Next step is to get the sled out of storage and organize our winter gear. I’m obviously not that prepared for winter.
Love my little snow bunnies!
Want me to send you some snow? It’ll probably only cost me $17 in shipping. 😉