October 24: The first snow! Actually, the snow was already accumulating the night before (when we were carving our pumpkins) and when we woke up, we had to scurry around for Natalie's winter boots! There were 2 inches on the ground! It forced me to get our snow gear out so the kids could play right away. One of our trees still had green leaves and thankfully we didn't lose any big limbs with the weight of the snow. The slightest taste of a winter wonderland had us playing Christmas music and drinking hot cocoa that day.