Thursday, November 5, 2009

A First

It was not impressive to most. It was sparse. It did not last. But it was most definitely snow. In our family, that's a big deal. Two kids saw frozen stuff fall from the sky for the first time EVER!

Andrew was at school, so I didn't get to see his immediate reaction...but, when he got home this afternoon, he said, "Snow nice" (his favorite word to describe things he really likes, pronounced "nye-eese") and went on to explain how he got some in his mouth and his mouth was cold. Then he asked how many more cold days he needed to wear his coat. How do you explain "wicked long winter" to an Ethiopian child?

Jadon, on the other hand, was very eager to see the phenomenon for himself after finishing his lunch. He took a good look at a few flakes, laughed at his sister and mother doing our first-snow-tongue-out dance, and enjoyed a few minutes of pre-nap romping in the cold wetness.

After supper, we commemorated the event with our own fabulous representations. The indoor
version was also a big hit! So, now we've broken them in with something easy. The full-fledged blizzard ought to be really fun!


Rose said...

What great pictures! I'm sure the fun of snow activities will be a thrill, even if the cold is not. Having it last for months and months. . .may not be so exciting. Oh well, they'll get used to it!
HUGS & KISSES to all,

Mom/Linda/Nanny said...

I was wondering how the boys would re-act to their first snowflakes! Wouldn't it be even more wonderful if real snowflakes were the colours of the ones you made?? They are gorgeous!!Way to go grandkids...and Mommy.
Love Nanny XX00