It's been a LONG time since we've lived somewhere it snowed. In Rio Rancho it doesn't come terribly often, and it's usually melted off by early afternoon, but it happens. Last night, right after the girls went to bed a few little flurries started. I immediately ran outside and started snapping pictures just in case it didn't continue. I knew Carrie would LOVE it!
Lucky for us, it snowed for several hours and there was a good inch covering the ground when we woke up today! So naturally, the curious warm-bodied Arizonians we are, we HAD to go out after breakfast to play in it! And since Justin does a lot of his work from home, he was able to be outside with us for a while enjoying the fun!
Carrie liked to shake our little tree to make the snow fall
We tried to re-create our cute snow day picture from the weekend we got engaged (over 8 years ago!)
The snow was a little difficult to roll into any kind of decent sizes for a snowman, so we built a mini one. He was maybe one foot tall :) His head is the size of my fist. Carrie loved it either way.
Brigette didn't really want to hold still long enough to get a good picture with the snowman.
The girls enjoyed making snow angels
Or just rolling around in the snow when they fell down ;)
Justin tried to teach Carrie the fine art of snowball throwing. She had a little trouble compacting the snow, so it would end up mostly being snow flurries hurled in your general direction!
He has definitely got it mastered though. If you look closely at the very top of this picture, you'll see a snowball on its way toward me and my camera. About 1 second after I snapped this, that lovely little snowball caught me right in the head. ;)
We had a blast playing and being together during our little family snow day in the backyard! (Even if it cost us a few runny noses) ;)