For most of the fall, we've had fairly mild weather for Montana. Snow has fallen only a couple times, and each time it didn't stay around for long at all. When it did snow, the outdoor temperatures were nice enough that we could explore the snow a bit. Here are some of our first snow experiences of the season.
The last time we experienced snow, Mommy brought it into the house on a cookie sheet! This time, Jaden and Cody were excited to touch the snow all on their own. Putting our hands into the snow sure didn't last long, however. It was cold!
It was pretty amazing seeing how the snow just stuck to the trees.
Jaden discovered a way to get the trees de-snowed!
Cody tested out making various prints in the snow with his golf club.
And then, Cody took over the task of shoveling the driveway. Thanks, buddy! Way to go!
By the time our second snowfall came, we were a little more prepared with coats that fit and boots for both boys. (Thanks, Jenna, for outfitting us for the winter. What a blessing!)
This time, we experienced the snow in the backyard. What a strange thing to create footprints wherever we walked!
Thankfully, the snow wasn't very deep, so it was still easy to walk around.
Mommy took us for a ride in our sled (one of our great garage-sale finds from this summer!).
And then we built a snowman together! (Actually, Jaden was lounging on the sandbox cover where it was warm, while Cody wandered around after Mommy as she was rolling the snowballs.) It was fun to shake the snowman's hand when Mommy was done, though. Turns out, it was a good thing we spent time with this snowman. He disappeared by the time Daddy came home in the afternoon!
Our first few experiences in the snow were quite brief, as the boys quickly grew cold. Growing up in Montana, however, they will likely get quite used to snow and the cold weather. Our snowy adventures are just beginning!