December 15, 2008

Would You Believe?!

IT'S SNOWING IN LAS VEGAS!! And I mean SNOWING! This morning's vocabulary word was "accumulate," LOL. It has piled on the branches, and you can't even really see grass anymore. The kids are beyond delighted. When they first woke up, small flakes were coming down, but they were melting as soon as they hit the ground. I didn't let the kids go out for awhile, as it was muddy and just plain messy. But later it actually started sticking, so we all bundled up and went out to catch snowflakes on our tongues. (Arden kept referring to them as snow drops!) The boys cupped their hands and held them in front of their bodies, very still. When I asked what they were doing, they said they were going to collect snowflakes to make snowballs, LOL! Can you tell they haven't had much exposure to snow?!

We had friends over from "down in the valley," who said it was just raining at their house. So the kids had a blast with their friends, making real snowballs (as it had accumulated enough to actually play with by that point), little snowmen, little snow forts, snow angels (on the trampoline, ha!), and so on. It was a very fun break for all of us.

I will post pictures later. I started this post awhile ago, and now it's 7 p.m., the kids are in bed (Kenna never did nap...3rd day in the last 4 days she has shunned her nap, sigh), and I'm going to go spend some much-needed time with my hubby!! After the rehearsals and shows last week, it's very nice to have a quiet evening at home!


Tina Miles said...

Oh I'm glad you got some snow! What fun for the kids! (I remember in Dallas how rare those times were! They're still exciting for our boys, but we get to see it MUCH more often!)

Megan R. said...

I can't wait to see pictures!! We had rain the other day, so we have no snow, and I don't know if any is predicted for Christmas or not.

Ski said...

It snowed all day on Sunday and is supposed to snow again tomorrow. It has been too cold to go out and play in it though. The temps are in the teens this morning and the wind chill yesterday was around 8 degrees F. Brrrrr! No school yesterday or today, our street is a sheet of ice, Clint walked to work yesterday and today. We still have a couple of inches on the grass. Glad you were able to enjoy your snow. Good luck with the naps does Kenna at least stay in her room for some down time for you?

We went through Tabitha's drawers yesterday and she has some shirts that are too small and "are for Kenna".

Anonymous said...

Like Megan said, we had rain so the only snow we have left are little piles where snowmen once stood! We're supposed to get 2-4" tonight, though, and they are saying that should stay for Christmas. When you're up here in the north, you hate to not have a white Christmas! I'm interested to see your pictures.


Luke said...

Oh, that Global Warming sure is getting to us, isn't it [laughing].

Glad you had fun in the snow.