Tally was the most excited about the snow. We were all so tired and groggy from the big moving day, but she couldn't get outside fast enough. And it didn't seem to matter that we had no winter clothes. Our coats were left at the temporary house, so we made it work with layers and lots of socks on their hands. Here she is on the deck, which is outside the kitchen. It is a story up because there is a full walk-out basement. The trees in the background are beautiful. I hear there is a pair of mating red tail hawks that live there (perfect for our bird study).
The girls played in the snow most of the day. They met some neighbor girls that helped them build a sorry looking snowman. But the girls thought it was the best snowman ever. It was so fun to see this "first" experience for them. And it was extra special that it happened the day we moved in. They will never forget this. It doesn't snow much here, only once or twice a year. The perfect amount to have it be special.
When they couldn't stand the cold any longer, they warmed up next to the fire. Here they are warming their toes (we had no boots, just sneakers). And I made sure there was hot cocoa waiting for them when they came inside.