It seems that a lot of people around the country and even around Michigan already got snow, and we finally caught up last Friday. We awoke to about 1 or 1 1/2 inches on the ground and the kids were super excited to go out in it and play. I timed it for us and it took 14 minutes to get all 4 of us in snow pants, boots, coats, hats, and mittens. I will be so thrilled when Jon and finally when Becca can do these things mostly on their own, but for now I had to do just about all of it for both of them. Then we stayed outside for 20 minutes before I was overwhelmed with requests to go in and get warm. Then there were 5 minutes to get everything off everyone and laid out to dry. So 20 minutes of play and 19 minutes of getting things off and on. I'd consider that a success - more minutes playing that getting ready to play! :)
Here are some pictures from the 20 minutes. I lined them up at the garage door and then 1, 2, 3 they were off:
Jon wasn't sure at first, but Becca dove right in.
Here is Michael with what he says is his snow angel.
We couldn't really make a snow man with so little snow, but I did start a snow ball fight.
Even Becca tried to make some snowballs.
Becca copying Michael
Look what Jon found!
For the most part the kids had a blast. Becca kept falling down, though, which wasn't a problem, but then she couldn't get back up with all the snow gear on.
So after the 20 minutes, she had had enough.