In Mid-January, we had several days of snow and cancelled school. The kids had a wonderful time. The first day school was cancelled, there was NO precipitation on the ground in the morning, but the roads were icy for people living up on the hills. Then we got this much snow:
Not much, but it was sure better than nothing!
Later in the week, we got more snow. It was several inches deep early in the morning, down to about 2 1/2 inches when the kids went out and built, and by the next day it had all melted. However, for that one glorious day, the kids had a blast. Several large and small snowmen were built. Here's the "snow family" that Ascha and I constructed. The big snowlady is the mommy, and the little snowman on her lap is the daddy, and all the kids are the little snowpeople on the ground. :-)
The boys had a blast with the neighbor boys building opposing snow fortresses and having a snowball fight.