Sunday, February 24, 2013
Last Saturday, we got our first (probably only?) "big" snow of the season (meaning that we accumulated about 1/2 inch of snow). We were driving to my parents' house that day to see Grandma and Grandad a bit, and we suddenly realized that it was really snowing hard. It snowed for a solid 8 hours, sometimes the really big, slow, beautiful snowflakes. Unfortunately, the ground was too warm, so it melted almost as soon as it fell. If it had been colder, I think we would have accumulated a really good covering of snow. Here is our front yard in the middle of the day.
We bundled up all the kids to go play in the snow for a while. It was nice to have an excuse to put Evelyn in her ridiculously warm winter suit (thanks to Brian and Mary for the adorable snow wear).
She reminds me of the little brother in the movie A Christmas Story. "I can't move my arms!"
Vivienne and Miles really enjoyed playing in the snow with Daddy. Vivienne particularly enjoyed sporting her snow boots. The big kids and Daddy threw snow balls and even made a little family of snow people (5 in total, of course). It literally took all the snow in our yard to create those snowmen. I was surprised that the kids lasted so long outside, considering how cold it was. They were out there for about an hour.
After a romp in the snow with Daddy, they came in for some homemade hot chocolate to warm them up. It was really fun to see the kids get to play in the snow for the first time.