After a very warm start to the winter season, and for the first time since Harper could reliably walk, we have had a measurable snow! We woke up this morning and it was coming down steadily. By early afternoon about two or three inches had fallen.
Matt came home from his basketball games right around the time Harper was waking up from her nap. Since I still had school work to do, we thought it would be a great idea for Harper to go outside and "help" Matt shovel the driveway.
I should mention here that Harper received boots and snow pants from Muga and Grandpa for her birthday. She liked them so much when she tried them on that she wore them in the house for an entire day. Then I hid them. Needless to say she was over the moon when I pulled them out of the closet today.
After "shoveling" Harper threw some snow around, tried to make a snow angel, and then built a snowman (which looked like a snow pile) with Matt. We are hoping for a couple more inches later this week, after which I'll take Harper out to build a real snowman. We discussed this after she came inside, all rosy cheeked and sweaty from her layers. She thought the snowman sounded like a good idea, but only if I procure a carrot for the nose.
In a related note, I don't ever want to move to Alaska, or even Minnesota. As much fun as the snow is, do you have any idea what it takes to get a toddler into snow gear? I think I've found a new winter workout. A few good snowy weeks each winter should suit us just fine.