A couple weeks ago we got a fun winter surprise! No school for these kiddos, not with our inch or two of snow. Because snow is so rare here everything basically shuts down for just an inch or two.
I was the mean mom who made my kids walk around the snow and stand in front of the house until we got a decent picture before I let them run through it. I knew it wouldn't look so pretty once they had enjoyed it. I was right. The house looked so pretty with a blanket of snow on it. It would have made a nice Christmas card.
Of course Misha had to join us. Good thing Aunt Maya made him that scarf for Christmas!
Keaton had as much fun as his brothers and sisters. We actually had to take him in the house to defrost twice because he got huge buildups of ice on his paws and could hardly walk. He played like a puppy though.
This was the beginning of Sophie's snowman. Keaton ate him later that afternoon.
Julian in action. He was throwing a snowball.
Misha makes a snow angel.
Lily still manages to look adorable in the freezing cold.
She is so proud of her snow angel.
The birdhouse would have looked even more perfect if only a little red bird would have been perched on it.
We sled on our hill all year round. This was the first time any snow was involved though. All our neighbor kids and kids we had never even seen gathered in our backyard because we have the best hill. I loved having so many giggling kids in the backyard.
After. The after actually makes me smile more than the before.
More snow fun:
Around noon we went in to warm up. Hot soup, "snow angel" sandwiches, and homemade chocolate chip cookies did the trick. The kids watched a movie while their clothes were in the dryer and they were back out to play with what was left of the snow in the afternoon.