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.
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!
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!
I just love it when a plan comes together!