Though no thump was felt, snow did begin to fall mid-afternoon and accumulated at about a half an inch per hour. On went the boots, out came the sled, and over came the neighbor's child who had the day off from school and had been waiting for The Wright Academy to dismiss for the day so that snow-mates would be available.
Behold! The Wright Family Sled, purchased our first winter here in the "frozen tundra".
...the neighbor's sled. It was a thing of beauty.
Useful for steering and pulling,
Hot chocolate was delivered to warm their insides, but their outsides...well, it was just plain cold.
It was even cold for the spectators.
It was necessary to leave the window opened so that the big kids could hear Molly "bossing" them. She called to them constantly as they slid down the hill toward her vantage point. She remained there for much longer than I'd imagined she would. Even as her cheeks and hands began to turn rosy with cold, Molly refused to be distracted. So...
If you can't join 'em...dress like 'em.
Happy Snow Day Everyone!