Our 5 year dream finally came true, it snowed during a trip back to Ohio.
I'm not sure who was more excited, the adults or the kids.
The first day we were a bit unprepared and had to put the girls shoes in plastic bags to stay dry--they thought this was standard procedure.
Aunt Brooke showed the girls how to make snowballs.
And GJ took them to the park to make snow angels.
Here's Elle admiring her handiwork:
And Kher-bear really getting into it:
The next day they took me sledding:
Elle tried to follow their tracks.
They made it to the top of the hill!
Daddy won the contest for the best sledding shot.
Daddy's looking a little tired here. Time to head back to GJ's for some hot cocoa.
Little did he know that he'd have to carry Elle-belly home because it was too windy.
The next morning we worked on a gingerbread house that Ashleigh's mom Jeannine gave us-she's always spoiling us in one way or another. This year the girls put the majority of the candy ON the house instead of their mouths.
They really worked well together, much to my surprise.
Elle had to dress in her new Belle costume while decorating, over her PJs of course.
And when the last piece of candy was in place, they posed for the final shot.
I think one of the most cherished gifts that children give is the ability to experience the world again for the first time. Thank you girls, I love you. Love, Mom.