Christmas Victory

Grandma Kc wrote this on January 2nd, 2013 11 Replies

We found Amara in bed in tears on Christmas Eve morning. She had spent the night with us so that Mommy and Daddy could go to a grownup party. She awoke to the sound of pouring rain and thought it was snowing. Then she looked out the window only to find rain. She told me that she was sure if she just wished for snow hard enough and said over and over again “It is going to snow” well, then it would snow. And it hadn’t and she truly was very upset. Little did she know what was to come!

Amara’s friend Fred and his parents came down for turkey dinner with us the day after Christmas. The kids hadn’t seen each other since July but they took up right where they had left off. I had planned a big surprise for the two of them! I had decided that shortly after they got here I would let Amara and Fred open one special present together while it was still daylight and still kind of warm. It was so cute the way the two of them opened it together and took turns tearing off pieces of the wrapping. The present was Snow in Seconds! They were so excited and I definitely had a Christmas Victory!

Earlier in December my blog buddy Lisa over at Grandmas Briefs had given me the idea to get it when she posted pictures of the fun her grandsons were having in the snow – in the desert! If it worked in the desert, it should work in southern California.

Amara and Fred and Snow in Seconds

You just measure the powder; add water and it turns to snow — only not cold! It reminded me of Ivory Snow Detergent. They had so much fun making it and chasing each other and throwing snow at each other and at Grampy and Fred’s parents — I had the camera so I was safe!

Amara and Fred playing and sliding in the snow

They did it out on the patio in the backyard. We have rubber mats on the patio and they got slippery from the snow. While they were chasing each other, Amara went sliding on her bottom — just like in the real thing! All she could do was laugh! She could have broken her bottom and she would never have known it because she was having so much fun! The pictures rather tell it all! You can click them to make them larger!

Amara and Fred chasing each other with the snow

I just love it when a plan comes together!

11 thoughts on “Christmas Victory

  1. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    This makes me so very, very happy! Thank you for sharing. From the moment you mentioned to me you’d gotten snow for Amara, I hoped she would love it. Yeah, it’s not cold and it’s impossible to make a snowball from it, but when there’s no real snow, it’s the next best thing. Love the photos and that Amara and Fred enjoyed the wintery fun.

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Thank YOU for sharing in the beginning or I never would have known about it. This is definitely one of those things we will do again only bigger!

  2. Sandy

    What perfect timing for Amara’s wish to come true! It looks like she and Fred had a blast with their snow! Maybe someday you can all come here to Michigan for some real snow! 🙂

  3. debra

    What a great idea and present! I remember seeing that on Lisa’s blog and thought it was such a cute idea

    ha ha grandma really came through ! : )

  4. Joyce

    What a cute story about how you made the best of the only thing Aunt Sandy’s Michigan has that you don’t! I always envy your year round sunshine, but gotta admit…on Christmas eve and day, there’s nothing like a snowy blanket covering the ground! Last year we had none and it was actually kinda depressing.
    Your pictures are cute and Fred and Amara look like such a happy, playful pair!

  5. Susan

    We were going to our local park a few days before Christmas and didn’t realize that it was the day of the Christmas parade and that they had created a snowbank by pulverizing ice for the kids to play in after the parade. The grandkids had a ball!


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