We woke up to 5 inches of snow, with a hard crust of ice on top. Papa made pancakes for breakfast while I did a math unit with Boy (on money), the last in this book.
After that Papa went out to scrape off the cars, and the kids got dressed up to go outside.
When we first went outside, it was overcast and very cold. We were out there for a couple of hours, and in that time it got sunny and warmed up a little. Since the snow had a crust, it wasn’t great for snowmen, but it was great for breaking into chunks for stacking. The kids made inuksuit all over the yard, and tried to walk on the crust without breaking through.
The dog was terrified at first, but quickly realized that the snow was enormously fun, and since there were neither cars nor pedestrians, she got to run around freely in the front yard.
Later, inside, there was hot chocolate and food, more math, violin, some protracted arguments over toy cars, and some excellent teamwork on PBSkids.org. At bedtime I read the kids a beautifully illustrated story about Harriet Tubman called Moses.