On New Year's Eve, we received a decent amount of snow, around 3 inches. It was the first real snow of the season and Clara was so excited to go play in it. Ever since we started reading a book about snow (last summer!), she has been talking about how when it snows, she will build a snowman, throw snowballs, and make a snow angel. When I told her that morning that it had snowed, she was so excited to build the snowman first. After she thought about it a moment, though, she got sad and said, "But he'll melt!" I reassured her that "Frosty" would be back again some day, as the song implies.
The snow was nice and wet, perfect for building a snowman. While the baby was napping, we went out to make our snowman. I did the heavy lifting and sculpting. She did the "decorating." We used whole nuts for his eyes and mouth and, of course, a carrot for the nose. I love the picture of her putting the carrot in!
Making a snow angel!
We discovered that it's very difficult to make a proper snowball while wearing mittens.