Tuesday we had more snow here than we have had in something like 6 years. For us, this rare snow was so wonderful. I was helping parent in my 2 year old's class that morning. It was so much fun to be around all of the kids at school, and those adults who were as excited as the kids. We made slushy snowballs full of dirt and snowmen who were no more than a foot tall. Nothing like when we used to live in Norway, but so glorious to hear the silence than comes with snow, feel the cool flakes on my face as I tried to catch them on my tongue and to see the earth blanketed in white, even if for only a short while.
By Saturday the weather had warmed up and my little guys broke out the slipn' slide. There was still a slight chill to the air in the shade, but when the sun comes out and they get the chance to stretch their wings and wear shorts, their minds immediately go to water play. And they stayed tough the whole time, in the water that has not warmed up in the ground, goosebumps and all.
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