That's right, SNOW.
We had our first real snow of the year overnight. I'm not ready, but the kids are loving it. Here is the conversation I heard while in bed this morning...
Ruby: (excitedly while looking out the window) It's snow!! There's snow on the ground!!! It's absolutely perfect!!
Then thump thump thump as she runs to look out the windows on the other side of the house...
Ruby: (more excitedly) There's snow in the backyard! There's snow on my bike!!!
Thump thump thump as she runs to look out the window in the office...
Ruby: (even more excitedly) Dad! There's snow on your TRACTOR! There's snow on the truck!! There's snow on the car!!!
Thump thump thump as she runs to the back door, then the door opens... She runs outside in her rain boots, then a minute later the door shuts...
Ruby: (a little upset now) DAD!! There's big huge snow all over your MOTORCYCLE!!!
Teagan: Yes, Ruby. Take off your boots.
Jade: (dressed in shorts and tennis shoes) Outside!
Teagan: No outside. It's cold and wet.
Teagan: No Jade. No Outside.
Jade: (yelling very loudly) OUTSIDE!!
Teagan: No! No Outside!
Jade: Teagan! Build a cave! Outside!
Teagan: No, Jade, there's not enough snow for a cave.
Jade: (lots of loud screaming...)
In years past Teagan has blown all the snow in the backyard into a big pile, complete with slides and "caves" (which were hollowed out of the side, not really caves). She figured that if there was snow, Daddy could make a cave.
Let me add that there was like 1/4" of snow on the ground. Just enough to cover everything very lightly. I'd show you a picture, but I'm having battery issues with my camera. Believe me, it was not very much snow for all the excitement around here.