By peoplestaff225
Updated December 31, 2008 09:00 AM

Bring on the snow! As the months grow colder and snow showers become more frequent, Kelly Ripa admits that the start of wintry conditions has become a signal to her family — husband Mark Consuelos and their three kids Michael Joseph, 11, Lola Grace, 7 ½, and Joaquin Antonio, 5 ½ — to break out the swim suits and head to a sunny beach. This year, however, the tides have turned. Joking that she is facing the unknown, the host of Live With Regis and Kelly is prepared to buckle down with her brood and take the season in stride.

Staying in New York City for the winter months, Kelly looks forward to continuing an annual tradition she has started with Lola — a trip to the ballet. While the mother-daughter duo spend the day and “go to the Nutcracker,” the 38-year-old admits that she makes a “vow every year to do it more.” After all, according to Kelly, “that’s my contribution to cultural society!”

Source: OK!