Alyce and Luke spent the night at Gram's and Papa's because Mom and I attended a Christmas party the night before. When we awoke and looked outside we knew that Alyce would be raring to go outside. So we grabbed her snow suit and an extra change of clothes for Luke and went over to pick them up and to have some fun outside.
After getting both kids bundled up we ventured outside into the cold. Sledding was the first item on the agenda. We grabbed their blue sled, walked to the side of the house, and took a few trips down the hill. First I pulled Alyce down the hill in the sled to see how she handled it. We didn't want a repeat of her first time in a sled. After a run or two Alyce said that she "wanted to do it by herself". The total vertical drop was about 15 feet so there wasn't much chance for damage and there was my little girl going down the hill all by herself. Luke by that time had gotten his snow legs and caught up with us on the sled. We put him and Alyce on the sled together and sent them on their way. The extra weight was enough to add a few feet onto Alyce's first run and they ended up in a bush. They both took a few more runs on the sled with Alyce taking a few more by herself.
Luke did remarkable well in the snow considering he wasn't properly attired. He didn't have a snow suit, boots, or even waterproof gloves. Even without that he preferred to walk through the snow and enjoyed each and every time on the sled. He didn't have much of an opinion on what was going and was just going with the flow trying to figure out what this white stuff was.
We eventually grew tired of the sled and Luke's clothes weren't water resistant so Mom dropped him off inside to warm him back up. He watched or rather cried at us through the window while Alyce took the last few runs on the sled.
After Gram's and Papa's and on the way to lunch Alyce said "we needed some snow" like someone would say we needed some rain in the middle of a drought. We asked Alyce why we needed some snow and her response was "because Christmas needs it". Bless her heart.