We’ve had snow forecasted twice this month, and today it actually came! We woke up to a beautiful blanket of white, and scrambled outside after breakfast to take advantage of it. Tim headed off to work with the chains on his tires, but the roads weren’t too bad. I was hoping for more snow so that he could stay home and play; maybe next time.
To my surprise, Peter wasn’t super enthralled with the snow (last time it snowed, he was a newborn), and after stomping around for a bit he hung out on the porch. Then he asked to be let inside. ;) I did let him go in by himself for a few minutes while we finished our snowman. Carrot nose, dried flower centers for eyes, gravel and raisin buttons, with an assortment of accessories. No romp in the woods this time, as it started raining after lunch and poor snowman did a face plant in the yard. We still have snow on the ground but I’m sure it will melt off this weekend. Pretty close to a White Christmas! It was lots of fun.
(We had so many birds around the feeder today…mostly under it since the Steller’s Jay always knocks seed out of the feeder. About 15 juncos, 2-3 towhees, some sparrows, a chickadee, and a varied thrush made up the party. It reminded us of the book The Party That Grew which Grandma Mary gave Linnea for her birthday. We need to take the screens off the porch windows to get a better view, but it was fun being outside with them too! We were mere feet away and they still foraged happily. I sprinkled bird seed on and around the snowman and that’s when the thrush was lured out. We have seen him once before. And boy did they all scatter when the snowman fell over!)