Elizabeth has been rather anxious to wear her winter boots but it's been so mild that we were starting to wonder if winter would ever arrive!
We first started discussions way back in September, when I told her that first the leaves would fall off the trees, then the snow would come, and then she could wear her boots. She's been repeating this ever since. It's not unheard of for snow to fall before our Norway maple loses its leaves, but this year the sequence worked to the day. The last leaves fell, we raked and then presto! It snowed! Hopefully she understands that this is not cause and effect.
She was so excited to see the snow that she insisted on going outside to play before breakfast. Mommy was possibly a little excited too... We made snow footprints, we went for a sled ride, we made snow angels and before we knew it we'd been outdoors for an hour and a half. Mommy was very tired because the snow was packing snow and tough to pull even lightweight toddlers through that! But we went around the block twice and then to Dow's lake to see the ducks and back. Elizabeth was ready to come in because her feet were getting cold, but after fifteen minutes of warming up and some breakfast she wanted to go back out again.
The temperature is going back up to the double digits (!!) this weekend so the snow will melt, but it's been great fun so far. I'm even looking forward to winter...