first snow

Last night the snow started coming down. When I went to bed I heard the storm would bring a few inches. When I woke up we had about 2 and then it started to come down in big floating flakes. It's snowed the whole day and hasn't let up yet. As I write this I can hear heavy slides falling off the branches outside my window and onto the 10+ inches we have on the ground now. Claude played outside twice today- and for the first time became a Minnesota kid- rolling and jumping in the snow with the sort of joy that should accompany this much of it. Vita with the first ever snowflakes falling on her long eyelashes, loved watching it come down. We took a walk around the neighborhood and later ventured out to see friends handmade goods across town. The roads were messy and slow going but all the white made me happy. Winter has arrived in earnest.