Yesterday afternoon it began to snow. So, the kids and I decided to go outside and play.
Miranda takes a snowy stroll.
Duncan, doing some ice fishing.
I got the cold, wet kids back inside with the promise of hot chocolate. The snow continued. And we woke up to this...
A winter wonderland!
At first, Duncan showed no interest in going back outside! I was beyond surprised. Finally, we all got dressed and went outside to play.
Our sledding was a bit of a dud. We don't have actual sleds, seeing as how we hardly ever have actual snow. So, we used a plastic lid and some cardboard.
Duncan and I went back out in the afternoon. After a sunny day most of the snow had melted. Although, it could still be found in the shadier spots. We found quite a bit on the driveway. Duncan balled some up in his mittens, and tossed a snowball at me! We threw more snowballs and giggled. Then we were off for more exploring. Duncan jumped onto the ground like Kipper the dog and made an attempt at a snow angel. It was the first time in decades that I made a snow angel!
And, of course, Duncan had to build a snowman. I really had fun mounding the snow with my son, packing it in, looking for sticks for the arms.
And a carrot for the nose. I balked when he said he wanted to build a snow dog. My yarn gloves were soaked through, as were my shoes (his shoes, too!) But we built his little dog.
Then we posed for a picture, and went inside for some more hot chocolate!