Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Snowy Day

Jack's (latest) favorite book is The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats. It is the story of a little boy, Peter, who has a wonderful day playing in the snow. It is also the book we are rowing this week, so we jumped right in today in the hopes that we would get some snow, too. Around 9:30 we noticed that the icy rain had turned into snow, so we scrambled to get dressed and go outside. By the time we got out, though, the flakes were tiny again and it was mostly sleet. Jack tried to catch some on his tongue, but he complained that the snow was getting too hard. Eventually, and as always, the action turned to running in circles around the yard. I have no clue why he enjoys this so much, but he finds it extremely entertaining. I am pretty sure he would just run in circles in the yard all day if we would let him.
Do you like those snow boots? I was thrilled to find them at Children's Place Friday. No, I am not exaggerating. If you have ever tried to find reasonably priced snow boots in size 12 toddler, you know that "thrilled" is just the right word to use here.
This afternoon we made some snowball cookies. Well, they were really Mexican Wedding Cookies, but Jack can't read yet, so I could pass them off as snowball cookies.
Here he is "cleaning" the powdered sugar away for me. He stressed several times that he was cleaning, not snacking. It is still icy here and most of the schools have already closed for tomorrow. We are going to stay in where it is cozy and warm--but those snow boots are waiting by the back door just in case!

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