Two boys and first snow gave life
To their own Frosty.
Sunlight chased away
Traces of white; Snowman left
My kids got their wish – we got a light dusting of snow over the weekend. They scraped up what they could and made a small snowman. It wasn’t nearly enough snow for play, so one afternoon we drove to higher elevation so they could really get into it. (Actually, we made the drive so I could get family pictures to send out with our Christmas cards… the promise of play was our sneaky way to get them to go quietly :))
We managed to get some fairly decent pictures, thanks to a tripod and figuring out the timer on the camera. So, as promised, the kids got to romp in the snow. Even soaked and frozen, they still balked at leaving. Their playtime meant photo taking time for me, and I think I ended up with some nice shots. Eventually, they’ll get posted here.
Even though their snowman was in a sad state two days later, they aren’t dwelling on that. Their minds are already focused on when the next snowstorm might arrive. All they’ve ever known is desert, so I’m loving how excited they are by snow. More childhood wonder to make this old lady not feel quite so old. They are a gift, for sure!