Today's science lesson: structural engineering! The Zoomlians spent several hours building an elaborate series of tunnels with camouflaged entrances. There was much talk of the structural benefits of arches and how the tunnels could be reinforced with ice.
Could icicles be used? That's not such a far fetched idea, actually! We certainly have them on hand.
We also followed our tradition of making a gingerbread house during the first big snow. The usual advantage of having this activity NOT part of Christmas preparations (we usually don't get snow until mid January), was lost this year, but having an extra few days with the Emperor home more than made up for it!
Here we are before: