Winter I'm afraid is officially here. We received our first snow on Oct. 6th and it has pretty much stayed. The boys at first weren't sure about it, they mostly didn't like being bundled up or having their hands covered, but they soon learned the value of gloves. We also managed to build I think the first snowman we have built in Alaska. Usually our snow is very dry and imossible to pack but it warmed up enough that with a lot of work we were able to construct our first AK snowman!