Then it got cold. And then it started raining. And then it got colder. Weather.com told me that we would get some snow, about 1-3 inches on Thursday and 1-3 inches that night. I shouldn't really be taking an American weather website as reliable anyway, and when the children and I went out Thursday afternoon in six inches of snow, I was reminded of that fact.
Luckily we have a park less than a quarter mile from our house, which makes for perfect snow playing when everyone else is huddling inside or hurrying home to huddle and get away from that nasty white stuff.
Most of the children had a great time making snow angels, sliding down hills, and making (and then breaking) several snowmen. Eleanor was unimpressed, but most 19 month-olds are unimpressed with most new experiences. We only bring her along because she can't be left alone in the house.
Dushanbe doesn't usually get snow until January, so it's started early this year. Last year was pretty mild, so we'll have to see how this one goes. But if it snows, we'll have a great time playing in it.