It is so much more difficult to encourage kids to go outside when it's cold! Lately, my daughter always says "no" when I ask "do you want to go outside?" My son, who has become the poster toddler for the "terrible two's" refuses to take one step onto the snow. I really can't blame him. For someone with very little experience with the cold, wet and (now) crunchy stuff, it is hard to deal with. He wants me to carry him everywhere we walk in the yard. This doesn't go over well with me, so he stands on the deck and watches us while complaining the entire time. I just chuckle to myself knowing that next year, I won't be able to pull him away.
Last weekend, determined to get my daughter outside and helping to prepare for Christmas, I encouraged her to help me make the wreath for the front door. We walked around the yard