We've spent a week in Minnesota visiting relatives and now we are about to head home. I can honestly say I'll miss all this snow. Of course that's easy to do since we get to leave it behind, but it was fun while it lasted. My husband Erik grew up in Minnesota so he adapts easily to cold weather. Kellan couldn't get his snow gear on fast enough so it's safe to say he doesn't mind it one bit. There were times when I felt like my face would stop moving, but it's invigorating it to be outside.
The new year is also energizing. We don't call them resolutions, but Erik and I love making plans for making the new year more adventurous. We got a head start when we put Kellan on skis for the first time. At first he wasn't really convinced those crazy foot boards were for him, but after a few runs down his grandparent's driveway, a light bulb came on. Now he's sold.
Parents want their children to be open to new experiences, but it's not always easy for kids to embrace the unknown. Whether it's a new food or a new activity, we want Kellan to try it. We tell him he doesn't have to like it, but we do want him to try. We remind him of that all the time, and it's something we as parents should remember too.So Happy New Year and cheers to new adventures in 2011!