Usually I hate the snow. The cold, the putting on the snow gear and then taking it back off after only 10 minutes in the fridged conditions, driving, listening to everyone complain about driving in the snow....
I remember it snowing like this once back in maybe '83 or so??? We had so much fun! There was no way I could discourage playing in this snow. This was a real snow. Last night I drove around and I felt like I was in Colorado while surrounded by the big plowed piles of snow.
We made paper snowflakes.
Then they hung them up because they wanted to surprise Daddy when he got home.
We learned about how snowflakes form. This was more for my sake than theirs. I don't think they comprehended, but now I know to explain it if the topic comes back up again. It starts by forming around tiny pieces of dust in the clouds......this made me think twice about making snow ice cream again. There are a lot of tiny pieces of dust in a big bowl of snow.
And one snow in particular had the most beautiful snow flakes! Think of how many snowflakes there are......just in our backyard.......and each one is so beautiful. I wish I had a better camera, but I took a few pictures anyway. Awesome!