November 28, 2016

First Snowfall--Finally!

The kids were thrilled to wake up to snow on the ground this morning!
They jumped up and hurried out for a quick pre-breakfast romp.

It was already warming up to slush by 7:30am, when these pictures were taken.

They wasted no time in making a slush man, complete with a forgotten carrot scavenged from the garden wall. My husband even got the bikes put away so I could park in the garage tonight.
That's love.

[Looking across the street.]

After they went to school, we had some really huge clumps of snow coming down.
My youngest wanted to show me which snowflakes he had seen, so we ran down to his brother's room and found our book: The Secret Life of a Snowflake, by Kenneth Libbrecht.
It turns out in his 5 minutes of looking out the window he had seen almost all the kinds of snowflakes! :)
For some great picture books about snowy days, check out this book list!
The review of the snowflake book mentioned above is about halfway down the list.

I guess it's officially time to put away all the pumpkin decorations!
My daughter's birthday is coming up this week, so we usually hold off on Christmas until after her birthday. That means Saturday, though, we're off to get a tree. Woohoo!

As of this evening most of the snow has melted off already, but there's supposed to be more coming this week. The kids are excited!
Do you have snow right now?
This is way late for us--our first snowfall is usually in the first week of November.


  1. We had our first dusting of snow here on Long Island just before Thanksgiving and the rains are coming down fast and furious right now. There is something about a landscape covered in a blanket of white for the holiday season.

    1. I welcome it at first, then by February I'm ready for it all to go away! :)

  2. How fun! We got a little snow a while back, but it's rain rain rain here in CT right now. I'm excited for snow!

    1. Yes, it has been raining nonstop here, too! Now that it's finally getting colder I'm sure a lot of that will change to snow.