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We live outside Chicago. We used to live IN Chicago. The heart of downtown actually. But children changed that. The midwest has not been spared this winter. Chicago in particular has not been spared. We have been getting snow since before Thanksgiving. Our days of negative temperatures are well into the double digits.

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I am sick of it. We all are. I can at least speak for my family and say that it has to end. It is March. We are so so cold. Two years ago, in March, it was in the 80’s and I had Jack in his baby pool outside in our yard! How I long for those days. We have gotten around 70 inches of snow total. That is too much for me.

I have been daydreaming about our firepit. Roasting marshmallows and having s’mores. Prego wants a damn s’more! Jack said to me the other day on our way into the store, “Mommy I don’t like the cold. I want it to be warm. I want to play soccer outside.” Me too little man, me too. We had nightly post dinner soccer games in our backyard. It was so much fun. I miss it. I want to go to the park. Have a lunch picnic. I want to go to the Farmer’s Market on Friday afternoons. Jack and I getting our kettle corn and heading to the park to play before we head home to make dinner and relax.

I want warmth. I want sunshine on my face. Today I moved our laundry room door’s blind aside to check for a package. The sun was beaming in. It hit my face. It felt hot! I actually stood there for a moment, closed my eyes, and let the sun roast my cheeks. I wished there wasn’t a door between us.

I wish for summer.

I will let Olaf finish up this post for me.

“And I’ll be doing whatever snow does in summer. A drink in my hand, my snow up against the burning sand. Probably getting gorgeously tanned in summer.”

Frozen has all the answers.

I have been up to my elbows in all things “sickness.” It started with Jack and then Jason got it. A day or two after that I got sick. This was all last week. I recovered quickly. The boys are both still not feeling well. Jack just has a cold. Jason has bronchitis and an ear infection. Thankfully the baby is just trying to get rid of the leftovers of sickness. I am hoping tomorrow we are going to be back to normal activities. This is the second week of activities we are missing. We are not going to swim today. The Dr. said on Monday that I need to keep him from activities for at least 2 more days.

I registered for my first 10K. It was a last minute decision. It is this Sunday! I am excited and nervous. I know I can do it but well you know, your first race is always nerve wrecking. I don’t think I slept before my first 5k I was so excited and nervous. I am guessing that I will sleep Saturday night because the little man wears me out during the day. I wanted to go for at least a 5 mile run this morning but it is raining. I have my weather guard for the jogger, but with him being a bit sick still, I just think it would be more responsible of me to skip it. If he were not trying to get rid of the last of this sickness I think we would head out.

He is crawling everywhere! He is quick too. He has started taking interest in standing with the help of furniture and playing. He is all over the place and I am trying to keep up. It is so fun and very exhausting! Which is good. I have been saying if we could have a baby that is born around 6 months of age I would have 10 kids! The newborn days are hard. I am loving everything right now though. He is 8 1/2 months now. Time really goes by quickly.

We were being silly the other day and I did some fall photos with him. I thought it would be good to sit outside for 10 minutes. Get some fresh air.