First Snow!

So, they have been teasing us for a couple weeks now, but it finally happened.... we woke up to our first snow here in South Bend. And it was actually like Christmas for Eli because promptly at 6 a.m. he began crying and crying and crying until a couple hours later, mom begrudgingly got out of bed to unleash him on what was once a beautiful snow covered yard. He ran circle after circle after circle before wallowing in all of it, which is somewhat a favor to us since it cleans him up a bit... until he tracks it all back in the house to soak the floors! Anyway, here was our exciting early morning...
I snuck a picture of some side yard before Eli got to it...
I had a guilty mom moment because as Eli laid in the snow, he just steady ate all of it in his general vicinity, then promptly moved to the next closest square foot and lapped it up as well. You know, its tough keeping a clean water bowl with all the stuff that gets caught in those lips!
And yes, I do like to keep my lights on during the day... I worked hard enough on them...!
Lastly, since it is now sincerely beginning to look a lot like Christmas...!!!! I complained a lot here about my naked tree in my home due to the loss of all my ornaments... I wanted to share now though, while it is still not the tree it used to be, it has made baby steps back to being crappily decorated. More importantly ( and to the point) while a bit scantily clad up top, the bottom has filled out quite nicely!!!
Santa's elves have been quite busy!!!!

Thanks for sharing my morning... is it snowing where you are? Be careful...