Staley helping Daddy with the snowman.
Staley took her 'job' of adding snow, rocks,and sticks to the snowman very seriously.
Staley's first snowman.
Staley added a 'belly button' to her snowman.
Unfortunately, due to the desire not to offend neighbors, the 'belly button' was later removed.
(Staley's snow angel making was very short-lived.)
And the highlight???
Sledding in the backyard.
I am not a fan of winter. I can generally do without cold and snow and ice and being stuck inside for months on end. I've often said that I'd be fine if we skipped right on over winter and headed straight from fall to spring. But watching the joy on Staley's face as she enjoyed her fun in the snow made me rethink my stance. I still don't like winter, but I'll put in a request for a few perfect snowy days each year, just for the daughter that I love.