Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow Day!

Eight inches and counting! Now they are saying we'll get over 20"!

You know what that means? It means they'll close the schools for those last three days before Christmas vacation and the Emperor will not have to go to work for the rest of the year!!!

Lots of smiles here!

You know we put them to work young. Here is Oob shoveling.
He did such a nice job, we gave him the big shovel and made him do the whole sidewalk. And the driveway. Or he wouldn't get any hot chocolate. Kidding!

Here is my favorite tree in the snow - my "Harry Lauder's Walking Stick." It's a form of hazelnut, I believe. No nuts, but it's actually blooming under the snow. Those are light green catkins hanging down, although Choclo has been collecting them and asking if I wanted to eat the "green worms" (I didn't) .

And here are the Zoomlians reporting for snow duty! The snow is too fluffy for packing and sledding right now, but they made snow angels and crawled around a lot in it.

After they've warmed up, we will collect a bowl of this fresh light snow and make snow ice cream from it. You just fold in condensed milk flavored with vanilla and/or almond. I have also just used half in half sweetened with sugar. Yum, yum!

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