Oompa loompa E!

Although it is early for the first snowfall, we woke up this morning to a white surprise!  I wish I could have captured the look on Eliel's face as he stared out the window at the white world.  You could just see the wheels turning inside his head as he tried to process what he was looking at.  We tried explaining to him that snow was cold rain but he still didn't quite get it.  That all changed when we asked if he wanted to go outside and play in the snow.  At that moment, he could care less what snow was or how it got there, he just wanted to be out in it. 
Luckily, I had already found a snowsuit and boots for Eliel. (Actually my friend Nikki found his snowsuit!)  We put on the boots and snow pants and since the snow pants are a bit big, I had to crisscross the straps in the back so they didn't fall off.  The result was a little oompa loompa walking around out house!  (A very cute one though!)

Once we all got dressed and outside, the fun began!  Eliel was
Check out Nugget in the background!
amazed and just kept giggling as he walked out onto the deck full of snow.  He had lots of fun making marks all over the grass and squealed with laughter as Nugget (who goes absolutely NUTS in the snow) ran all over the snow covered grass.  After about fifteen minutes, Eliel thought he was ready to go inside until Daddy showed him how to make snowballs.  It was all over after that.  He kept trying to sign more (which was quite difficult with mittens on!) after throwing each snowball at Nugget. Eliel also thought it was quite funny that he could step on the snowball and it would 'disappear'.  He would have Daddy make one, throw it on the ground, step on it, and then look at us and shrug his shoulders as if to say 'where did it go?'.
Then, he would sign more and we'd repeat the process...about fifty times. Adam also showed him how to make a snowman, which of course Eliel also wanted to step on and destroy.  If anyone was enjoying all of this the most, it was Nugget.  He loves pouncing on snowballs and eating them.  This would also make Eliel laugh even harder and ask Daddy to make more snowballs.

After about thirty  minutes of playing in the snow, Mommy was cold so I figured Eliel must be getting there too.  His little nose was getting red!  So, in we went with only a little bit of protest from Eliel.  Surprisingly (well, actually not too surprising) Eliel was sweated up inside his snowsuit!  His hand were nice and warm and his little head was all sweaty.  Good to know he was warm the whole time.  Can't wait until we get enough snow to take him sledding! (Although I kind of hope that doesn't happen until December!)