6 days ago
06 November 2011
Posted by Jenni Call at 3:53 PM
I do love snow in the autumn...because it snows then melts! You get the beauty and excitement of first snows but then it melts and you still can enjoy the autumn color and splendor. We had another such snow on Wednesday. Justin went out on a walk Tuesday night when the snow started...it was snowing pretty hard. By morning the snow collected to 4-6 inches. It was so gorgeous! Preschool cancelled so the kids and I headed outside to enjoy the snow. Phillip loved the snow this year...except when he fell down and could not get up. I first put him in his snow pants from last year. They were so tight and stiff he could barely walk. Luckily, I remembered Seth handed down his old snow suit that fit perfectly. He grabbed Justin's grumpy hat from Disneyland to complete his ensemble. Amelia was mobilized by Phillip's enthusiasm and soon donned her snow gear. All the little portraits of beauty in just our yard alone was enough to bring a smile, add in the kid's reactions for an especially fun morning. I could not get enough of the pretty yellow leaves on the white snow! We played for an hour. Then had the kids grab snow in a bowl to make snow cones. I usually just sprinkle a packet of drink mix over a bowl of snow for a yummy snow treat. The kids looked like vampires after a meal once they ate four huge bowls of red snow.
The snow was mostly melted away by Friday. I have a new piano student starting on Tuesday. Someone gave my name and phone number to the 3rd-4th grade school music teacher. About 20 folks called me in the past couple weeks wanted piano lessons. I could not say no to this particular little girl and mother. Maybe after the New Year I will add more students again. I made a fun mess in my craft room making more flowers. Amelia loves to help me craft while the boys nap.
Posted by Jenni Call at 3:45 PM