It was a day that brought back child memories for me. As soon as I woke up and discovered that it was REALLY SNOWING I felt giddy and the feeling never left me all day. I was excited that my kids finally get to experience this simple pleasure, waking up to snow fall, going out to make a snowman and snow angels and the sense of peace you get when suddenly everything turns white. And the snow actually stuck! I am sure the rest of the country is laughing their heads off but this happens here about every 6 years or so. The last time I can remember considerable snow for a day was Valentine’s day 2004 and Isa was 2 months old!
It was a fantastic day of play and joy (and forgetting daily chores and worries), the kids stayed home so I got NOTHING done but didn’t mind one bit!
When they woke up they couldn’t believe their eyes (apparently) so they went to check out ALL the windows, front and back to make sure it was really true. Nico kept saying “I can’t believe my eyes!”. They were excited, wired, squealing with joy. So we bundled up and ventured out. Isa has experienced snow a few times visiting Germany over Christmas in past years, Nico has never been in the snow in his short 3 years of life. He seemed to like it but I am not sure he enjoyed having the snow fall on his face…
We made our first snowman (or snowwoman, there was argument over the snow person’s gender)! And then a second more refined version was created by Dave after my first one toppled over.
The dogs went crazy, snow for our dogs must be like catnip for cats. They went ballistic! (don’t worry no child or dog was harmed in the process, they are just playing) Being that they are a chow chow and husky mix I can see how they felt like they were finally “home”.
Yes, there is s girl under all that hair somewhere!
After being covered in snow and getting soaked and eventually cold we went back inside to warm up. Nothing better than snuggling up with a blankie and cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows. This process was repeated several times throughout the day. Just pure bliss and all the fun things about snow (no shuffling or window scraping or snow that’s turned brown over days)
The day ended with piles of wet clothing, foot prints all over the house and red cheeked children. Definitely a day we’ll remember for a very long time!