Yesterday morning there was snow on the ground. We were going to try and go the "Y" to meet Mary and Mary-Clare, but Dylan was a bit cranky from waking up too early and was not easy to get out of the house. Once we did get out of the house and he saw the snow, I knew we weren't going anywhere. And we had a great time in the snow.
I built a little snowman and Dylan thought the snowman needed a "black hat". But before I could do anything about that he'd already dismantled the snowman and was stepping on it. And then asking me to "make 'nother snowman".
I then decided to stop making snowmen and start making snowballs. I showed him how I could throw it at the tree and they would stick. He thought that was way cool. He'd tell me "make snowball again" and then he'd inspect the snowball, and count 1-2-3 and I'd throw it. And we'd repeat many times (as evidenced by the snowball tree above).
In between the snowballs, he started singing the Letter Factory song (the A says Ahhhhh) and hearing the echo his voice made.
After about a half an hour, I decided we needed to go in and warm up. I had tried putting mittens on him, but he just took them back off and his little hands were getting red (along with his nose and cheeks). I told him we'd go inside and have some hot chocolate, and then come back out again. Well, he's two and wants what he wants. He played with the snow in his wagon out back before I had to drag him inside, where he proceeded to throw a royal fit. He stood at the door yelling "Want Snow" very loudly. So, I turned on "Max & Ruby", the Snow Day episode (his favorite) and he calmed down while I made the hot chocolate. He enjoyed saying "hot chocolate" and sipped a little out of his cup, but not a lot.
Then, we suited back up and headed back outside. This time, Dylan loaded up all his trains in his bag and drug them outside with him. Funny boy headed to the garage and asked for a car ride while holding his two favorite trains of the day...Rusty and Edward. By this time it was 10:30 and there was no going anywhere for a little boy who was going to need lunch and a nap early. So, we went for a walk around and ended up at the "wawa keek."
He plopped down and starting singing a little song.
And after I shot the video, I picked him up and carried him all the way home. Poor tired boy was ready for his lunch and his nap. And unfortunately the snow was almost all gone by the end of naptime. I've learned that snow on the ground can be shortlived and we should enjoy it while it's there.