Before the BIG snow (and after the "little" snow) it was warm and the trees were covered in icicyles. The photos don't really do the icicyles justice because when the sun hit them they were all sparkle-y and rainbow-y... still, I thought the photos would give you an idea of the winter beauty.*
And here is a photo of Little Boy and me out getting fresh air! Right before it got really cold we actually went out "night sliding". The spot lights shine on the sliding trail and lights it up at night and I figured... why not? I knew it was supposed to get very cold so might as well try to get a bit more exercise in while the getting was good (I still can't believe I actually got a bike ride in recently as we have lots and lots of snow now!). It was really fun and Little Boy was super excited to go sliding at night and then come inside for hot chocolate... believe me, it wasn't really late as it still gets dark fairly early, but he had the feeling that he was sliding in the middle of the night, I'm sure!