There is nothing like waking up to a fresh blanket of snow across the landscape when you live in snowless climes. The kids thought all their Christmas’s had come at once when they peered out the window of the holiday home we stayed in and discovered several inches of new snow completely covering everything.
Bethany and Mitchell eagerly geared up in their snowsuits and bounded out into the snow with a grin from ear to ear. Bethany marveled at icicles on the side of the house and a car coated in a thick layer of snow. She and Mitchell leapt about making fresh footprints and tracks across the front yard. These were all first experiences filled with excitement and curiosity.
Mitchell trod around in the snow and proceeded to roll about. He eventually remembered how we had made snow angels in South Korea the year before and applied the same technique to the fresh Tahoe snow. He delighted in the more distinct patterns created by the deeper snow.
Bethany attempted to make statues in the snow eventually deciding it was infinitely more fun to bombard me with snowballs. As cold as the snow was, the yard was filled with laughter as the kids attacked the adults with their icy balls of doom.
We spent quite some time mucking about in the snow … children and their children at heart parents making precious memories thanks to the magic of nature.