I often struggle with getting the kids out in "extreme" weather. I myself prefer to snuggle up in my frumpy pajamas and hang around the house. As seen here:
Baby M and Mama chillin' in our jammies, December 2006
However, I am also a proponent of No Child Left Inside. And to me, this means not just is balmy spring and summer days. When I was a kid, we were outside as much as possible, all year round. So, I have made efforts to take the kids out in the snow, and today in the rain! Granted, it wasn't down-pouring, just sprinkling enough to get us wet. But we were out for over an hour, and went to two different playgrounds. C loved the swings, and would even hold his head up and try to catch the rain in his mouth. We got muddy and wet, and had a blast!
M's best line of the afternoon: "It doesn't usually rain at the park."
I replied "Yes it does honey, we just don't usually go to the park when it rains!"