yesterday we had our first "measurable" snow fall; that is, if you don't count that slushy muddy mess we had back in October.
G and i promised to take the girls out after nap time, and we all had a fun time.
we made sure to do the "potty thing" before bundling up to go out. it makes life so much less stressful that way! (i learned that useful tidbit from watching "A Christmas Story". and don't forget the phenomenally helpful lesson of never to stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole...) both girls had fun playing in the snow, and carrying it around. (i couldn't convince them to make a snow angel, though) G had fun lobbing snowballs at all 3 of us.
either he has exceptionally bad aim, since he didn't hit any of us.
or he has exceptionally good aim, since he didn't hit any of us.
we also had fun sledding down the little hill by the side of the house.
and look what arrived in the mail last week~ just in the nick of time~ a mitten tree! Dave's dad, bud, made this for me. i gave him a picture out of the lehman's catalog, and he designed this mitten tree just for our family! he's amazing like that.
although, judging by the number of mittens that are on the tree after only being outside for less than an hour, he obviously should have made it about 4 feet taller!