Friday, November 7, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

After days of Laura trying to convince us that it's going to be Christmas "tomorrow" because Halloween is over, she's really got some ammunition today. We awoke to at least 2 inches of beautiful snow covering every tiny tree branch and each blade of grass. And it was still snowing! It looked like a winter wonderland out there, and the kids couldn't wait to get all geared up to try out the season's first batch of snow.
The kids quickly got dressed for school, then headed out onto the deck to grab their first handfuls of the sticky white stuff. Thomas was afraid of it, and refused to give it a try.....instead, he stood back with a grumpy, yet inquisitive face as he watched his older siblings happily playing outside. Crispy made a few snowballs and threw them at the window, making the familiar klunky splat sound that only comes with perfectly moist snowballs. The kids excitedly waited for me to search out their snow gear in high hopes they would be able to play in it at the school grounds. Sad for them, the "In Today" sugns were posted over the school entrance doors. Poor kiddos.










After watching the snow fall out the window for about 4 hours, and seeing how much fun Laura was having in it all by herself, Thomas finally was brave enough to give this snow stuff a try. I bundled him all up in body suit, boots, hat, and mittens, and he remained cooperative enough to keep it all on while I quickly grabbed a pair of boots and jacket. He even seemed happy about this new adventure awaiting him beyond the doors.

Laura, Thomas, Michael, and I enjoyed the fresh snow for about an hour, before Tubby was desperately needing a nap and couldn't go on. We made a snowman, threw some snowballs, tried to make a snow brick wall, and even did some sledding down the hill in the back yard. Thomas was a good sport most of the time, and enjoyed running through the snow. He did not like falling into it, but was easily responsive to shaking it off and moving on. Laura was having fun using the snowball maker and throwing her round little snow bombs at her mom. I was appreciative of all the fresh air and brisk temperatures after suffering through the summer temps of last week (yes, "sufferring")......ahhhh... this is more like it! If only I can get Laura to stop demanding to see Santa "right NOW"..........

2 comments:

Alison said...

Wow, you got a lot more snow than we did. I'm glad you guys got to go play in it! Looks like fun!

tubbinit24 said...

You do know that Santa will begin visiting some of the malls this week...