Saturday, December 6, 2008

walking in a winter wonderland...

We may not have any chestnuts roasting on an open fire, but Jack Frost is certainly nipping at our noses! Someone apparently told Old Man Winter that it was December, and that he'd been neglecting us the last several years. We've had cold weather and a few snow flurries already. Today it snowed for real. Not a huge snow, but enough to stick to the ground and the roads. We were behind a snow plow coming home from a birthday today, and I've heard a couple more drive by in front of the house this evening.


Sarah, of course, is thrilled. She has been eager for snow for awhile now. The last several nights, she has requested Ezra Jack Keats' book The Snowy Day as her bedtime story, and she has wanted a snowy day of her own. Plus, she has those boots she's been wanting to wear! She didn't have much snow to play with today, but she did get some, so she's happy. :)


Some photos of our wintry weather...


Sarah, all bundled up and ALWAYS ready to strike a pose...




Pretty...








Happy to be playing in the snow.




Making tracks...




Trying (not so successfully) to throw a snowball...






She just doesn't quite have the hang of that yet.


The back deck.


Back in the warm house, after a fun time outdoors...

2 comments:

Rodriguez family said...

You know, the thing about east Texas winter is that it's just cold - cold without any hope for snow - that stinks!

karen said...

Lol. Well, if it makes you feel any better, that's how it's been here for the last several years! We haven't had any real snows in forever. One reason Sarah was so excited was that she hasn't seen a lot of snow!