I LOVE SNOW!
Seriously...love, love, LOVE it!
I am not one of those people who longs to live in the south. In fact, when we did live in the south, I tolerated the sticky, nasty, disgusting heat the best I could, but secretly (well, probably not so secretly if you had to be around me often), I detested it.
I really think I could live in Minnesota very happily :)
Yippee for me, my boys all seem to enjoy snow about as much as I do. We leave Dad indoors to fiddle with his electronics (bah-humbug!), and we hit the powder as soon as possible!
We just got smacked with two rounds of great snow and ice, which has allotted us FIVE days of chilly happiness!!!
[I will insert my twinge of "ahhh too bad" for the mail carriers and delivery people and all those who have to endure the not-fun side of snow, but it is what it is, and I think it a sad shame not to make the most of it if one can. Thank you to all who keep making the world go round while I play with my kiddos!!!]
Snow provides terrific learning opportunities and activities too!
observing creation on a nature walk
making art with a different medium
snowman sculpture by Trey, age 11
snow angel by Noah, age 7
snow painting by Hadassah, age 14 & Adalee, age 6
learning what to wear
the cutest boots
matching hat, gloves, and coat: check!
Addi, age 6
learning what gloves don't work the best: priceless
of course, PE!
snowboarding by Amanda, age 24
(this is MUCH better than her sledding that ended in a mud puddle)
(TOTALLY sorry I don't have pics of THAT!)
snowboarding by Andrew, age 26
developing social skills
(because we homeschoolers are terribly unsocialized ya know :)
if your sled doesn't work, just RUN to the finish line
Trey, age 11
learning to persevere
Sean, age 10
developing new strategies
Alex, age 12
trying new things
Garrison, age 15
making time for the little things
Ethan, age 12
not much cuter than a dog and her boy
except maybe a dog and her Spider-Boy :)
remembering that friends are a gift from the Lord
and that having a warm home to always come back to
should never be taken for granted
thanks God. a lot.