Post: mostly photos
Subject: mostly Tori
Purpose: mostly family who express how much they so badly miss the Subject
The snow has fallen before. It has fallen thick and it has fallen icy, but it has never (since we moved here less than two years ago) fallen in the perfect fashion-- sticky, fluffy & powdery, ideal for snowballs and snowmen. So, as you will guess, we did just that, built a snow person and threw snowballs at the window, behind which Papa and Jesse watched us with intrigue.
Throughout the day, we watched with interest as the flakes began to increase in size, and I couldn't wait to be the one to tell Tori that I was going outside with her!
About an hour before sunset, both Tori and I ran outside like two little schoolgirls who have waited all year-long for the snow to fall. And indeed, we did and we have. Last year, we only had one snowfall, at the end of October (unseasonably early), but it wasn't the fun type that you play in.
"SNOW SOUP", she calls it.
WHO CAN RESIST TAKING PHOTOS OF THIS FACE?
I'M CERTAIN SHE ATE A GALLON OF SNOW!
I've never made a snowman, and neither had Tori, so we made one today! It was surprising how difficult the snow was to compact into a ball. We made it work somehow.
Here, Tori is putting the finishing touches on our snow person- Tori's Hello Kitty Fedora. And since she's wearing a girl's pink scarf, Tori says she's a snow woman.
We used a carrot for the nose, a radish slice for the mouth, zucchini ends for the eyes.
And Tori proudly named her SNOWA.
Other neighbor's pine trees.
Tori on her belly, diving for snow.
"I've got my spare bucket of snow. Let's go inside."
To my families: I hope this post helps you glimpse into the daily life of your favorite 5 yr old east coast girl. :o)