Instead of snow, we enjoyed 40s and even 50s. We went to the zoo. We played outside. We had loads of fun. But we missed the snow.
Finally last week the snow came. The kids were overjoyed. Snow pants, boots, hats and mittens were donned so they could get down to the business of playing. Tracks were followed. Angels were made. But most of all they wanted snowballs, oh how they wanted snowballs.
Snowballs to throw at trees and cars. Snowballs to throw at daddy. Snowballs to throw at mommy. Snowballs to throw at eachother.
When it was time to come inside, the snowballs had to come too. They must be saved for later, for that one special moment when it will be just right to throw. So the snowballs went into the freezer.
As the week wore on, our collection of freezer snowballs grew.
"This one is perfect momma."
"Dis insyde momma. I wov dis one."
"Momma look a heart shaped snowball."
"Maybe we could save enough snowballs to build a huge fort. Wouldn't that be cool?"
I think we are going to need a bigger freezer.