Thursday morning we woke up to this stunning view – and a very light snowfall. The kids were thrilled to go out and explore the first snowfall of 2012 – and this winter!
Emma had been hard at work doing everything she could think of to convince Mother Nature to cooperate with her wishes for real snow:
I didn’t think there was enough snow to build a snowman, but Johnny proved that perseverance pays off! He called this his snow angel, and it survived two days of rain!
Johnny also built this amazing Cuisenaire Rod tower with a little help from Mike. This is an educational toy from my own childhood, and the kids have been playing with it non-stop all week. Johnny mostly builds, while Lily uses them as people. Emma is very into math at the moment, so we may start putting them to their more traditional use soon.
White board drawing was another a favorite activity this week. I especially like all the hearts in this family portrait, drawn by Emma:
I also saw many reincarnations by all three kids of this bug that Lily drew back in December. Turns out he has real staying power! He is quite cute, in my opinion. =)
Lily is working hard to perfect her fish impression. It’s very important to her that she get it just right. I think she’s doing pretty well!