Friday, December 2, 2011

First Snow

     It has been unusually warm for the past few weeks, so when the first little snow flakes we've see this year were spotted, the kids were ecstatic.  They were all shouting, "It's snowing, it's snowing!" and rushing to get on their snow gear.  There still wasn't a speck of snow that had actually stuck, but we still tugged on snow pants and mittens.  By the time they were all ready to go out side, it had stopped snowing.  They all sat down on the side walk and looked mournful.  Every once in awhile Samuel or Abriel would come up to the door and say, "It's not snowing."  Slightly accusationally, like it was my fault it was no longer snowing.  I made them stay outside a little longer, since I had gone through the effort to get them dressed, and said a prayer asking for God to send a little snow for three disappointed kids.  A few minutes later it started snowing again; at first just a few flakes, then it really started coming down. 
     It was too warm for it to stick much, but it was enough for the kids to play in and have fun.  Samuel spent most of the time trying to catch a snowflake on his tongue.
      Abriel just kept trying to eat it...

      Anna made snow angels on the little bit that coated our deck.  It doesn't take a lot of snow to amuse children.
     Of course after all that snow, (Well, after all that playing in the snow.) everyone need some hot chocolate to warm up. 


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