19 December 2008

Desert Snow!

Vegas got an unusual weather system - which included it starting to snow at my house right around noon, and continuing on for hours! (It snowed where I lived in Phoenix one time in 18 years, and it lasted for about 10 minutes, and that was it.) But, yesterday, my kids got to see, and play in, honest-to-goodness (albeit a very dense and wet) snowfall.

It has been 30 years since Vegas has seen snow like this.
There was a snow-day called for the local schools - the first time that Clark County has ever had a snow day!

Now, I love snow. I *love* it. So to say that I was excited doesn't even begin to cover it. I called my mother about every hour, to say, "It's still snowing!" followed by joyous giggling.

Yes, it was dark out. But this was the first time Starburst had ever even seen snow! No taking chances it would start to rain and wash it away. We obviously don't have the appropriate clothes for snow. She didn't care!

There wasn't quite enough for a snow fort - but a snow barricade works too! Firefly hides out behind his.

Snow Angels!

It warmed up today, and most of it melted away. But, it was beautiful and magical and finally, something I actually like about living in Vegas!