Considering we live in Texas, we have been surprised at how much snow we've received the past few weeks. Even more surprising is how late in the season it all came!
Two weeks ago, we woke up to snow on a Monday morning. After breakfast and chores, Emma ran to get dressed to go outside in the snow. THIS is what she put on...my poor girl clearly doesn't know what appropriate snow attire is! :) My favorite part is that she's wearing her gold sparkle shoes.
And, since I was taking pictures, Isaac joined in.
I don't think Isaac could ever get enough of the snow! Emma loves it too, but she doesn't ever last as long as Isaac. She usually says, "It's brrrrrrr....it's 'fweezing' outside."
Dave took the kids on several sled rides around the neighborhood. Their favorite place to sled was the icy cul-de-sac at the end of our street.
They also went on a long walk to the park to stomp around in the snow there. (I can barely see any snow in this picture, either! But, when we get any amount of snow, nearly everything shuts down until all the ice is melted.)
We had more snow at the end of the week. Dave was out of town at a men's retreat, and I was having some very "exciting" pregnancy symptoms (read: I was imagining that I may have to get to the hospital in quasi-blizzard conditions). My dad was so kind to come and spend the night with us. He played out in the snow with the kids the next morning. When he left, they both just sobbed and sobbed. I didn't feel safe going outside since it was so icy, and playing outside without a dad or a grandpa just isn't as much fun. :) My dad saved the day when he came back a few minutes later with doughnuts for us all. :)
After doughnuts and warming up outside, Isaac went back outside to explore while Emma napped. You know you're raising kids in Texas when your son says, "We have 6 feet, 7 feet, one hundred feet of snow!" Oh, Isaac! :) I may be from Minnesota, but I get just as excited about the snow as Isaac does!
Isaac and I made chocolate chip snow ice cream. :)
Dave came home from his retreat, and he and the kids built this snowman in the backyard.
Isaac named him "dirty Harry"....because he's dirty and hairy (grassy) since the kids had played in the snow SO much.
As if that wasn't enough snow...we had MORE snow this past week. We woke up on Thursday morning to nearly 5 inches of snow!
Apparently, this is the most snow we've received in DFW in the month of March since the 1940's.
Can you see what the kids spelled in the snow?
I absolutely loved having all my people home with me for our many snow days. And, when the kids and Dave weren't outside playing in the snow, Dave was so sweet and worked on my mile-long nesting list. :)