Bringing the Snow Indoors

We’ve had kind of a lay- low week. It’s been so cold that I’ve just been hibernating. Lucas isn’t feeling 100% like himself the last couple days, so I wanted him to rest at home a bit too. He’s been complaining that his mouth and tummy hurt, so I’m not sure whats going on. We were going to stay home again today, but I thought it would be best for us all to get out of the house. I wanted the boys to burn some energy and get some exercise. We all know exercise makes us feel better! Only wish it was outdoor exercise, but oh well.

Today we went somewhere new — gymnastics! 

This gymnastics center is pretty cool. Tons of room for kids to run around, lots of things to climb on/under/in, trampolines to jump on, mats to jump on and off of, balance beams to walk on… basically something I want in my basement.

I didn’t realize how much it was going to cost, but I figured $5 or so. I was shocked when she said it was $10 a person. ummmm, I cannot pay $20 for an hour of playing right now. Thankfully they have a punch card option so we did that which is a much better deal!  Lucas wasn’t as excited about it as I was hoping. He just wanted to play with the car that was there. I think part of it was because he’s not feeling that great. I practically had to beg him to jump on the trampoline and climb up the mats with me.

Joshua loved it! That little monkey loves to climb on things.

I thought about putting Lucas in a structured gymnastics class when he turns 3. This was a good opportunity to figure out that decision.  Turns out a class is $17.50. And that’s for a 45 minute class. It wouldn’t even make sense for me to do that. For one, it’s really expensive and for two, it’s only 45 minutes so it doesn’t even give me a chance to go and do anything. Plus, Joshua really loved it. So I think it makes the most sense for me to take both of them! They can play while I watch them and play with them and it’s about $9 for two hours (if we last that long.)

Next time we go I’m bringing my camera!

On another note, somewhere throughout my blog reading within the last couple years, I thought I remembered some superior mom bringing snow inside for some creative play. I wanted to try it too.  When I asked Lucas about it he said, “wellll, honey, if we bring it in the house it will get the floor all icky!” Okay. Good point. So then I suggested putting it in the bath and he agreed that was a better idea.

I didn’t really know what I was doing, so Lucas and I figured it out together.

I took the snow shovel outside and brought three big scoops of snow upstairs.

Of course the snow was a little cold. Whoever gave me this idea didn’t explain what the next step would be. How do you play with snow when it’s freezing?

So I’m like, “play in it! Do something! Play with the truck in the snow mountain!”

What, am I suppose to put gloves on their hands while they are inside? I don’t get this.

They had fun playing with it for a while and then took a shower.

Oh, until Lucas broke the faucet. I have no idea how he did it. I just turned around and he said, “I broke it!”

I’m glad it’s the weekend. 
I have a dermatology appointment this afternoon that I really don’t want to go to, but such is life. 
Tomorrow, since I will have my husbands help, we are all going outside for a walk. I am determined. I don’t care if it’s -5 out (right now its about 0-2 degrees) I am making it happen. I will put the kids in the sled and go for a 15 minute walk around the block. Just something.  Oh! And swimming this weekend, too. Lucas loves going down the slide by himself and Joshua loves riding on my back. So fun. 
Can you recommend any good new release movies? Hubby and I are trying to decide what movie to watch tonight! 

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

One thought on “Bringing the Snow Indoors

  1. WOW, that's cold! Glad you're all getting some activity time- that gymnastics place sounds fun. I tried putting my son in Kindermusic but it was too expensive and he wasn't very interested. My boy needs a gym to burn energy.
    P.S. Your sons are adorable. They look like porcelain dolls!

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