This year we have had wonderful snowfalls ! It has been Many years since we have had so much and we enjoy every flake. Yesterday's snow was fat, fluffy, very wet snow - the best kind. Unexpected things sometimes happen on snowy days, which is one of the things that make them so exciting. Last night our power went out and didn't come back on until about noon today - just the right amount of time so that we could enjoy candlelight and fireplace. It also helped the kids to understand what it means that Jerry is 'gone to help people get their power back on'. He is gone often for that, but because we live in town we haven't had that experience in their memory. It was funny when they would say that since we didn't have lights in the living room they would just turn on their bedroom light.
Today, since the power is still out at their house, we had the fun of a visit from Jay and Amber. For Christmas, I bought the little kids some wooden toys to paint. Ariel and Ethan helped Ric paint his trucks: Amber helped Andy paint his trucks ; and Jay helped Nellie paint her doll bed. Everyone had lots of fun, in spite of a little whining from guess who.