So this weekend while Landon's parents were visiting we finally built a snowman [and when I saw we it was Daddy, Poppy, and Emerson ... they were too quick for me and by the time I got outside they were nearly done!]. Emerson loves being outside, hot or cold, it doesn't matter to him, so he was all about layering up and going outside to play. He helped with that snowman and was so proud when it was finished. Even now he'll catch a glimpse of the incredibly pathetic melting snowman [if it can still be called that...] and shout his excitement for his snowman.
The weather was a little bit warmer this weekend, up in the thirties and not freezing and the sun was out and there was no wind blowing. So outside we went for a little fun. Because the temperatures had warmed up a bit the snow was more wet and not so fluffy, making building a snowman possible.
It was nice to have Landon's parents in for a little visit. They love Emerson and he loves them. He was napping when they arrived on Friday and was so excited to go downstairs with me after he woke up only to see his Gigi and Poppy. Most of the weekend we just hung around, watched some basketball, napped, ate, visited, and I escaped to do some sorting and organizing.
I mentioned on Friday how I had hoped to go through the basement closet and get all of the baby things my sister had loaned me out. I was able to get it all done! And this was the perfect weekend to send all of the baby things back her way [her in-laws live in the same town as my in-laws do... crazy, huh?!] so she can start getting ready for her own little peanut. Due to the weather [read: snow] my in-laws drove their big SUV and just the two of them came for a visit, usually one of my sister's-in-law will come along. But because it was just them, I was able to get all of the baby things into their car.
I had debated about sending the baby clothes with them, because I didn't know if my sister was having a boy or a girl yet. But I decided to sort through everything one last time and send all of her boy clothes back to her -there were a lot. I thought she was going to have a boy, there was a 50/50 chance for me being right in my guess, and if she didn't want them she could do whatever she wanted to. So off they went. I'm so glad I sent those clothes back, because she just found out that she's having a baby boy! hooray!
So pretty much, our weekend was spent enjoying time with family, eating out [a nice little perk of their visits], checking things off my list, and building a snowman. It was quiet and oh so nice.
Landon had asked his parents to bring his sled from home so we could take Emerson for a ride. He has a tiny sled, but it really doesn't work. I'm sure we'll get to use it a lot more next winter, but Emerson loved the little rides that he was taken on in what snow was left over.
Anyhow, it was a fun little weekend, we enjoyed having Gigi and Poppy tag along for the things we do every weekend, including grocery shopping. Hopefully the next time we see them the grass will be green and snow free.