The sledding snow.
The snowman snow.
The icicles and snow angels and snow fort snow.
It was bitterly cold all winter, but dry. Every day I shoved the kids outside to play in that cold, brown, dead world, and they were sick of it. They wanted snow!
Thank goodness, then, for February! The Monday after Valentine's Day, we got our first big snow of the winter:
|A business trip for Matt coincided with our second car being in the shop, so the kids and I had our own version of Homeschool Snow Days. We cancelled all our outside activities and just enjoyed this first snowfall.|
|We discovered, after this first snowfall, that the drive-in next door is a wonderful place to romp in the snow!|
|We're following "Mystery Footprints" (Don't tell her, but it's a cat).|
|Snow on top of snow means that you can make snowmen!|
And then we got another one!
|The kids call this power line cut behind our property "The Meadow," because in the summer the grass grew up taller than their heads.|
|There's a surprise waiting for Matt when he gets to the top of the hill!|
|The children know better than to give such surprises to Momma. Even so, this looks like a close one...|
And now it's spring!