Friday, December 07, 2007

A Day (or at least 20 minutes) in the Snow

First, the bad news. . . by the time we got out, the day after the big snow, it was no longer good packing snow. So we still haven't made a snowman, much to Harper's distress. At least there is still a lot of winter left.

The good news is that it doesn't take much for a three-year-old (at least for my three-year-old) to be entertained by a romp in the snow.

Snow angels came first. A smarter mother would have stood on the other side, so as not to leave a big shadow across the snow angel. Oops. It was bright outside so I couldn't see how the pictures turned out and didn't really notice my shadow error until it was too late.

We happened to find a couple of different looking sets of animal tracks in the yard. This was surprisingly entertaining. We followed them around, speculating on what animal might have made them. The choices around here should be pretty limited in terms of the type animal that might be tromping through the yard.

What do you think we were looking at?

The two pictures of tracks are from different animals. Maybe a deer for the bottom one?

I kept trying to take a picture of my boot prints next to Harper's in the snow. She trampled most of them before I got a chance. That, by the way, is also a fun game.

When track following/speculation become boring, Harper just flung her body around in the snow for a bit, until she got a few face-fulls; then it was time to go inside!


Mommy Daisy said...

Aww, that looks like a lot of fun. We never did get outside (and now we're having rain/snow mix). Zachariah isn't feeling the greatest, and I didn't want to get him out and have him get sicker. Hopefully we'll have more snow later.

Erin said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Those are the tracks of a primate! Seriously, Kelsey. Perhaps you should call up one of those university anthropologists; give them something exciting to investigate for once.

Erin said...

Well I KNOW the bunny tracks. It's the OTHER ones I'm talking about. Looks like the tracks of a primitive, lower-functioning ape. Probably a mother and its young. If you really want to find out, I suggest leaving out a glue trap, with a big picture of Elmo as bait.