Me: Alex, your hair is so pretty!
Alex (running her fingers through my ponytailed, sweaty hair): Yours is not.
She said this with a smile, in her sweetest little voice, it was so funny.
Later that day, Paul and I took the kids out to play. Noah rode his bike around the block while Alex rode in the stroller and then we took another trip around the block, the kids running wild. They loved it! It was so funny because they were shouting things out like, "Tree!" "Squirrel!" "Bird!" "Puddle!" as if they'd never seen anything like it before. It's definitely been a long winter - and unfortunately it's not over. As was made clear the very next day by the terrible ice storm. And then today I woke up to about a foot of snow. Ok, so I haven't actually been outside today but it looks like a foot of snow from my second-story window. So it's back to making forts, pretend play, reading books, and me trying not to let the tv entertain the kids all day.
Sidenote: I had planned on making banana bread today. I was told that you can freeze brown bananas and I had finally accumulated enough to make bread - so last night I took the bananas out of the freezer to thaw and...they liquefied. What the heck? Obviously I threw them away but I'd like to know, for future reference, can you really freeze brown bananas? If so, what did I do wrong? We're all really dissapointed there'll be no banana bread today. On a day like today you really need something to look forward to, a little pick-me-up. I'm currently fighting the temptation to make a big batch of cookies.