Staying inside all day with two energetic boys is enough to drive us completely mad. The only factor that keeps us indoors is the wind. I am thinking of buying goggles for the boys so that we could even get outside on the windy days.
Our gear for keeping the boys warm? Not expensive at all. They are both wearing Columbia jackets that we got for free at our free-cycle store here in Faro, $19 a pair snowpants from SuperStore (best snowpants ever!), toques that were made by our friend in Ross River, $24 boots from Walmart (they are both rated to -35C) and mittens and balaclava's from Mountain Equipment Co-op. Even those couple of items that we got from MEC aren't that expensive. Each pair of mittens was under $20 a pair and we just put a pair of $1 cotton mitts on under them. The balaclavas, actually called ninja-clava's were our most expensive item at nearly $30 each. At -40C, Cavan who is not even three yet, was able to be outside for 45 minutes before he was telling us his feet were cold. Next time I will throw a pair of my wool socks on him so he can last longer. It just goes to show you that you do not need the most expensive of gear on your kids up here. Just layer them smart and look for hand-me-downs!
|Hunter is the king of the snow hill!|
|Toast warm under there!|
|Cute frosty eye-lashes on Hunter.|
|Another gorgeous day in the Yukon.|
|Matt pulling the kids on the sleigh.|
|My turn to pull! This is one heck of a good workout.|
|I am nice and warm under all my layers!|