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A snow day is always so exciting. First there's the wondering the night before and the anticipation that maybe we'll have a snow day. And then school is canceled and everyone stays home, or cross country skis to the park to meet up with friends as Holly and Greta did. The first big snow is magical. There's so much outside play time and this year I brought the snow indoors for my toddler who is less than enthused about wearing mittens and all the other gear. My smallest ones sat at the table and played and played in their little piles of snow for a good long while. I'll have to do this again with them soon! And then the snow became water and that was so much fun. This was a big win!

Another round of sledding, this time with the new Christmas sleds and both the babies! E loved sledding, although it's all fun and games until his hands got cold! And Ira wasn't so into it. But he did enjoy me holding him. So, win? It takes an immense amount of effort to get 5 children to the sledding hill. Thank goodness for my big girls!

We had a huge snow day this past week! It was awesome for outdoor playtime! My girls had started a fort and were able to add a whole bunch more to it. My older two spent 3.5 hours straight outside! They walked to their friends' and met them halfway and then went sledding and then came back to our house and then pack to the park to sled some more! In a season where indoor playdates are a no-go, that afternoon was bliss, especially for me! Even E had fun watching the kids play!

I took the littles tobogganing one afternoon and goodness, they could've gone all afternoon! They did so great at taking turns pulling the sled up the hill and sitting in the front. I had to walk Maeve up the hill each time so I got my workout in. Afterwards, hot chocolate with marshmallows.

The first snow of the year is always magical (even if it did rudely ruin fall). I think my very favorite thing about the first snow is how much time the kiddos spend playing in it! It's a major Mom win! The snow stuck around for quite some time too allowing for all sorts of fun!

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