finally the snow they predicted actually came down! gus and i ended up outside for TWO HOURS this afternoon…!!! we shoveled the driveway and sidewalk about 4-5 times (he didn’t want to put down salt, he wanted to keep shoveling until everything was clear — except it was still snowing, so…), made TWO snowbodies (one big, one little, both with their own buckets of snow mush [not snowball soup this time]), ate a bunch of snow, shovelled the driveway and sidewalk AGAIN (2-3 more times), met up with ezra and his mama, went and sat on some chairs people were using to save their parking spots, played in the playground, and then took the “long way” home from the playground (going out the other exit and walking up around the sidewalk to our street). his snowclothes were soaked when we got home, but actually, underneath he was almost totally dry (the ends of his pants and sleeves were wet, but considering how wet the snow was, i was pretty impressed at how dry he was over all). he ate a big snack and then a pretty decent-sized dinner and then fell asleep in less than 10 minutes at bedtime.
what a good day!