It certainly doesn't take much to bring joy to children! We got a light dusting of snow yesterday afternoon just as the girls were coming home from school. We heard excited chatter from the neighborhood children as they walked home asking their parents if they could please go outside and play in the snow.
My girls were already heading for the hat and glove box, piling on extra warmth to go stand in the flurries falling in the backyard. They scooped every last drop of snowflakes from the deck, giggled, threw snow dust at each other, chipped away at the ice gathered under the swings, slid down a snowy slide, and enjoyed themselves like only children know how in freezing temperatures!
After the were frozen to the core, they piled inside, stripped their wet clothes onto the back door carpets and sat in front of the fire their Dad built for them to warm their hands and toes.
Now we're wishing for a REAL snowstorm!