First Snow Day of the Season (in March)

Well, we finally had our first decent snow of the 2011-2012 season. And, yes, it happened in early March. Louisville has gotten a few dustings of snow this winter, but this is our first snow that has actually lasted more than a couple of hours. Last night we got 3-5 inches of snow (depending where you live in the city) and this morning we woke up to a winter wonderland. It was beautiful covering trees, grass, and cars, yet very helpful in not covering the streets so that students could get to school and employees to work. The strange thing about this snow is that the weather last week was in the 60's and tomorrow it is again supposed to be in the 60's. I knew the snow wouldn't last long so the girls were bundled up and out playing in it by 8:30 this morning. Julianne went full force into making snow angels, having snow ball fights, and knocking mounds of it off of anywhere she could find it.

Lorelei, on the other hand, was very cautious of it for the first 30 minutes or so and then warmed up to the idea of actually touching it. She seriously planted herself in one spot and refused to move for the first 15 minutes. Finally I coaxed her into walking around in it, then touching it, then tasting it, and finally throwing it. The snow was not the best for snowmen, but we managed to make a snow girl, which lasted a whole 30 seconds before Julianne decided to eat her nose and Lorelei knocked her head off. After this we decided to take a walk around our neighborhood and Julianne felt that she needed to leave a snow angel in every yard, which made the walk last much longer than anticipated. Julianne found a hill to roll down and both girls enjoyed making hand prints in the snow. Since this time is usually our school time I felt the need to do something purposefully educational so we practiced writing the letter "A" in the snow and once we got inside we made an opposite snack of snow ice cream and hot chocolate. We also watched a video of how snow is formed. It was a fun snow day!