Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Then and Now

This was last year...brrrrr.

This is this year.....

It was so lovely this weekend, we went to the beach!!!!

For New Englanders, that just doesn't happen in February?

Last year was one of the toughest winters I can ever recall.

It was bitterly cold.

We had mounds of snow.

We averaged one major snowstorm every week.

This year however, it is quite a different story. This has been one of the mildest winters I can ever recall.

It has been warm and sunny. A weatherless winter with no precipitation of any kind, not even rain!
Weston searching for treasure at the beach. 

And although it has been somewhat chilly, it has been mostly bright and sunny.

This is Lynch Park, a park, garden, playground and beach recreation area. Yesterday, Pete, Weston Nicholas and I spent the day beach combing and playing in the sand. It was a fun and unusual day for February!

Here's what the park looks like in summer...

January and February are typically the snowiest months of the year here.
But this year, we have not had a single storm.
Frankly, after the brutal winter last year, I am not complaining.

The boys, on the other hand, are very disappointed, since they both love to play in the snow.
Although, it was Mark Twain who once said, if you don't like the weather in New England...
 just wait a minute!