Yesterday Autumn stared out the window at the lovely snow. Okay, stared might not be the right description. She glanced, let out a whoop and was ready to go out now. I kept her inside for a whole list of reasons: I had yet to unpack the boots, coats, gloves and hats. Some of us were recovering from the sickies and the thought of cold was soooo unappealing to me. Our yard is dirt right now – a lovely canvas for a beautiful new lawn in the near future – but a muddy base for snow right now. Yup, we were staying in.
This morning the boys began discussing how exciting it was that snow was here early. Before halloween and still on the ground from the day before. As Autumn sat on a heater vent, she looked up at me and said, “I know Heavenly Father knows everything, but do you think he accidently snowed early?” I assured her that he knows what is best for each of us and for the earth. The early snow would help our garden in the spring and help other things to grow as well. Launching into my scientific explanation of the water cycle, Autumn looked up at me with big eyes and said, “I know!! Heavenly Father made it snow early so that kids could have fun.”
Needless to say, the late morning was spent unpacking and the early afternoon was spent outdoors building mini snowmen and forts. Muddy snowballs flew and “icicle popsicles” were licked and enjoyed.
p.s. The recipe according to Autumn is to “just pick off an icicle and dip it in the snow”.