Friday, December 4, 2009

It Snowed in South Texas!

Well, not here officially, but it snowed at our house this morning! While at a garden center a couple of months ago, I came across this bag of stuff called Insta-Snow. I thought I'd pick some up, and save it for the boys when it got colder. Well, on the news the past couple of days, they were predicting small snow flurries. I told Big about the pending weather, and he was so excited; he was planning his snowman and how to make snow angels. I told him "it doesn't really snow like that around San Antonio." His face showed such disappointment! I thought this would be the perfect time to whip out my recent purchase.

I pulled out a shallow plastic tote box, added a couple of teaspoons of the powder, a cup of water, and voila! A box full of snow! The boys were in heaven! They scooped, dug, and drove cars through the flurries for over an hour! The peace of quiet play was almost decadent! Then, of course, the newness wore off, and they were back to literally running around the house. But oh, the sweet joy of simple snow play! It was totally worth the $5 I paid for the package! In fact, I'm thinking about getting more, and giving little baggies of it to Big's classmates for Christmas!

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