Colored Snow Hits Southern California

Grandma Kc wrote this on December 30th, 2014 21 Replies

Kids! You never know when they are going to outgrow something. Recently Amara’s Mommy mentioned that Amara was starting to outgrow her American Girl Dolls. Although she did dress them in costumes for Halloween, she plays with them less and less. She surprised us all when she brought Lilly to spend the night 2 weekends ago. She hasn’t done that in a long time and granted she didn’t play with her she simply tucked her into bed in her room. Still she brought her.

That same weekend I told Amara that her friend Fred and his parents were coming to visit the Sunday after Christmas. We were discussing what to have for dinner when I casually mentioned that I hadn’t ordered any instant snow this year. You should have seen her face drop and her bottom lip start to quiver as she explained that she was really looking forward to it. “But Grandma, I saw a video on YouTube. They added food color to the snow and I really wanted to try it.” Is there anything she doesn’t want to add food color to? We immediately went to the office and found it on Amazon. An easy Christmas wish to grant. Fred’s parents said he was really looking forward to the snow, too.

It was a chilly Sunday afternoon – only 62 degrees but they didn’t even notice. They had so much fun chasing one another and dumping snow on one another’s head. The pictures really say it all!

You can click the pictures to go to larger view.

P.S. According to Jenna and Justin Amara had a real challenge getting all of the snow out of her hair and off of her scalp! It just kept growing!

21 thoughts on “Colored Snow Hits Southern California

  1. Sandy

    Oh wow! That looks like so much fun! The smiles on Fred and Amara’s faces show how much they enjoyed it!! The colors turned out beautiful! Another great day of memories!!

    By the way, watch out for yellow snow! 🙂

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Amara told Grampy that they wouldn’t be making yellow snow so she knows all about it! I need to ask Jenna if they ever got the pink food coloring off her hands!

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  2. Joyce

    What fun! And such cute kids! I wish I lived in a place where snow was purchased whenever I wanted it – not dumped in deep piles on the driveway at any old time!

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  3. Launna

    Unfortunately we will have the real thing before you know it… I have been enjoying the milder Winter we have been having… xox

    Amara looks like she had so much fun… I never knew about the instant snow and with colors… very cool… Too bad it is so hard to come out of their hair but oh well… they had fun, that is what counts…

    I wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year… I hope you have an amazing one Kc 🙂

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      I hope your winter continues to stay mild. It is cold here for us right now but I admit that I am a wimp!

      I hope you have a wonderful New Year, too! You have a plan, you will succeed!

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      We do have better snow! You made me stop and think and I really do love the idea that 10 or 20 years from now both of them will think back to this and smile again. I love helping her make great memories that all of us can share.

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  4. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    Great pics of great fun! Love it! I still have some snow left and will be visiting my grandsons in three weeks (!!) and will definitely have to try this with them.

    So funny how you say it was a chilly day. When I awoke this morning, my phone said it was -20 (with the windchill; just -8 not considering the windchill).

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS, dear Kc!! xoxo

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Your temperatures are why I left Michigan! I will take fake snow and bare feet over -20 any day!

      Happy New Year, Lisa. I hope 2015 can be a wonderful year for all of us! Goodbye 2014!

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      These kids didn’t have to get all bundled up to have fun either! But I have to admit that getting it off the driveway is almost as difficult as shoveling the real stuff.

      Happy New Year to you and your family, too!

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  5. KImberly

    Aren’t we at such an interesting stage. My first and your first and only, just aren’t babies anymore. It is funny what they want to hold onto and what they let go of. I’m glad you had at least one more snow growing party. I wouldn’t want to impede their growth or maturity one iota, but I’m thinking I’m going to miss the days when dolls, growing snow or a container of cornstarch entertain them so well. At the moment,the New Year’s Eve, mine are here again (ten years for Bean) and happily watching Shirley Temple’s The Littlest Colonel.

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Happy New Year! I miss the days when Amara spent the night with us on New Year’s eve. For the last few years her family has gotten together with the family of her best friend to celebrate. I do miss having her here and I miss Shirley Temple. They are at that age where you never know if they will want to hold your hand in public or not. I love the young lady Amara is becoming but I am sure going to miss the little girl that she was.

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  6. Rhonda

    Well, I’ve never heard of instant snow. I spend my winters hoping we get a dusting of the real stuff and not a blizzard, lol. Great idea for those who don’t get snow in their area. Looks like they had a great time. Wishing you a Safe, Healthy, and Happy New Year.

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Amara’s parents have taken her to the snow a few times so she understands the difference but she still loves the fake stuff. I had never heard of it either until my friend Lisa blogged about it. I remember lots of storms in Michigan and this is my kind of snow!

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      I’m not sure they have gotten all the food color off her hands but my driveway is finally snow free! I sometimes wonder what my mailman thinks! Glitter explosions — colored snow, not to mention all the chalk art!

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      You missed some of the stuff because you were smart and went inside where it was warmer! She did have fun shrieking!

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