After a long, lazy morning of light, gently drifting snowflakes, the snow suddenly intensified to this:
Then, after an hour or two, the intensity eased and gave way to this:
So we could observe this:
As I put the kids to work* like this:
And speaking of kids:
Remember my obsession with the elf hats? How cute are these girls?! Look at this and tell me you wouldn't have been obsessed too.
*Actually, the kidlets grabbed hold of the shovels themselves. They pushed great swaths of snow into the street, leaving the driveway with very interesting designs, before they moved on to playtime, guaranteeing that I would follow behind them with driveway/sidewalk shoveling and then salting, making me look very good and on-top-of-things when our friend's daddy came to collect her an hour later.