CHEERS - To kids playing. On Thursday, the winter of 2012 made an appearance. The kids had a snow day and there were numerous sightings of them actually playing in the snow. Yes, a phenomenal observation of kids putting down cellphones, getting up from computers and going outside. Fresh air, exercise, imaginations in full throttle, the whole works, and in some cases, parents and older teens were captured in newspaper photos and Facebook postings actually enjoying the activity right alongside each other. It felt good to witness people out in their neighborhoods.