The First Snow of Winter 2017!!

My kids corrected me when I said that today when it snowed because it snowed in April of this year so… this wasn’t the first snow of 2017. I said okay fine, the first snow of this winter! But that doesn’t sound nearly as fun and everyone knows what I mean!


 
Despite that, we were ALL excited and surprised when it started snowing last night and even more excited to wake up to some having stuck around this morning and then even more surprised when it started snowing really hard and piling up and then still excited when it kept snowing and sticking around enough to even build a snowman! Whew!


 
The only problem was that we haven’t gone through our old winter stuff to see what still fits and what we need to buy so everything really warm is still in storage. Luckily all the kids got sweaters already so they at least had those but they were forced to use socks for mittens!


 
The boys wanted to play in the snow, too, but had less of a tolerance for the cold temperatures than the girls!


 
Sierra and Ember spent the most time out there today.


 
Ember came in with near frozen fingers as her socks weren’t cutting it. We came up with an idea to do a pair of socks covered in ziploc bags to keep the water out. She tried that out.


 
Problem was the snow just slid right off the bags so we put another pair of socks over the first pair and bags! That worked!

 
Poor Lyla desperately wanted to go outside!! She stood watching them for most of the day!! We’re going tomorrow to buy her a snowsuit so she can play outside, too!

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