The next morning their excitement for the snow was still very apparent as they came running into our room at 6am asking to go outside and play. Mom and dad did not see the joy in their excitement at this time since we had finally crawled into bed at 1:30 in the morning. Finally at 7 I got out of my bed to go pull out snow pants and find some kind of boots that would somewhat keep their feet dry. After working up a sweat putting two girls into winter gear they went out and played for a whole 10 minutes. It took me longer to dress them then they played so you are right when you guess that they were ushered back outside to burn off a little more energy. By the time they did come in the effects of getting up way to early were starting to show and the joy of a white Christmas was forgotten. Luckily we had a birthday party to attend otherwise naps may have been had by all very early in the day.
The snow is still visible in areas that don't see the sun and it is very pretty but after having to dress everyone in extra layers the last couple of days I can assure you that I am so glad that this is not our norm. It takes so much longer to dress everyone and it also means mom is picking up even more items when we come inside because for some reason the kids like the look of clothing and boots spread out among the mudroom floor better than the look of clothing hung on hooks. Paul still longs for the snow and cold of a Minnesota winter and I think to cure him of this I will have him take over the dressing and undressing of kids for the next couple of days. That should be enough to make him think twice about moving back to MN, or not!