Okay, inspired by your loads of snow (at least if you are in the Midwest US), we celebrated by defrosting our small freezer and then using the “snow".
Jon and I under the impression our kids were going to love building snowmen.
I woke the girls up from a nap, (first mistake) because this was going to be so fun and I wanted to make sure they had time, I didn’t give them after nap snuggles (second mistake). I also didn’t talk to them much about snow and how it feels cold (third mistake).
Sorry, the pictures aren’t lighted well.
Oh, they were so excited as Jon started with the snowman building.
And then Little J grabbed onto the snowball and literally freaked out because she thought it was “burning her”.
We convinced her that it wasn’t burning and Little A (much more hesitant to try new things) was nervously elated for her turn.
And this is how the nervous child handled touching the snow.
And here is what Jon and I did, nearly fall over with laughter and put the snow back into the freezer for another day.
Round 2: After The Littles assuring us they could handle it and mental preparation that snow is cold, very cold. Not hot.
The sock mittens didn’t hurt at all either.
I daresay, this was a bit more how I had imagined it.
And because Jon is Jon, it was soon a snowball fight. Yes, I definitely wished we had planned our party for outside.
Catching drops of snow our their tongues...
Eating the snowman...
It was worth every second of clean up.
And that’s it. Our snow is melted and gone.
We hope your blizzards our over soon! Wishing we could send you some sunshine!