Mother Nature

Everyone around our neck of the woods say that if you don't like our weather, all you have to do is stick around for a little while because it most likely will change. Drastically.  And we're not kidding.
Mother Nature really needs to get her s&%t together when it comes to our area.  This week was my Spring Break and we have snow on our lawn.  The only Spring weather we had this week was probably Tuesday morning (:

Me and my fellow Coloradans are pretty much used to experiencing the four seasons within a week.  Sometimes, even within the same day.  That's why our closets contain both winter and summer clothing at the same time.  We think nothing of keeping our flip-flops right next to our winter boots in the closet.
My kids were even taught very early on to type "hourly weather forecast for <our zipcode> into Google every morning because you just can't plan your outfit in the morning by what the weather is like that moment.

Yesterday, for example, started off with what looked like a beautiful day.  Gabriella wore jeans to school, but she wore a thin top and these cute little canvas Vans without socks and only took a thin sweater.  Marko wore shorts, a T-shirt and his Vans.  Well, as the day progressed, it started getting a little chilly, but nothing a hoodie couldn't handle--even for me that I'm always cold because of my thyroid.

About an hour before it was time to pick them up from school, it was FREEZING and pouring rain.  So much so, that I honestly thought it was going to turn to snow.  I left the house with the kids' coats and a pair of sweatpants for Marko so they could change in the car on the way home.
Well as soon as I pulled into the school parking lot, the rain stopped, the heavens opened up, the sun came out and it was HOT outside. Crazy!

I had to pick the kids up early today because Marko had an appointment out of town with the allergy specialist.  It was a beautiful day and I planned on taking the kids to the park to take pictures.  About 20 minutes into our drive, it started snowing!   We had never been to this specialist's office, and I had a very hard time finding it because the visibility was zero by the time we got into town.  It was snowing huge, thick flakes.  And of course, we all were wearing thin sweaters.  I was mad at myself because I always have a stash of winter gear in the back of the car, just in case, but last weekend, we cleaned the car and everything was brought into the house.

It won't happen again.  I'll restock the car with everyone's winter gear...along with our swimsuits and towels.  I wish I were kidding.

I wonder what's in store for this weekend... 

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