Last Friday, we got our first official snow of the season, just in time for getting us all into that Christmas spirit. We had been looking forward to snow, and when it finally arrived, we were thrilled! The day started out with the older kids sledding.
It was Nicolas’s first experience with snow, since Bolivia doesn’t get much of the powdery stuff. The fun part was that it was also his first snow day, but beyond that, it was his very last day of school! Since he’s only a semester student, he won’t be returning to school after Christmas break, which means that his very last chance to go to school here was foiled by the exciting event of his very first snow day!
They were out sledding and snowboarding until they could hardly feel their faces!
Our guest for a few days, Raisa, from Spain, had a blast in the snow, too!
Since the winter air was much too cold to take Zach out in, we decided to bring the snow inside to him!
I grabbed a plastic shoebox and put several scoops of the clean snow inside, then brought it indoors for Zach to explore. He was able to feel the cold snow, and pack it into a snowball. We talked about the snow using many descriptive words, saying that it’s very cold, that it’s white, and that it can be powdery. We talked about how snow was from outside, and it often came in the winter.
When his hands would get a little too cold, he’d wipe them on his pants, then walk away for awhile, but he kept coming back to play for awhile.
He would even carry the bin from room to room with him!
After the older kids had warmed up a little bit from their sledding in the morning, they headed back outside to jump on the trampoline.
Then, they all ran and jumped into the hot tub!
My photos got annoying, clearly, because they threatened to snowball me!
I was so thrilled that we were able to get that touch of snow before the Christmas holiday. Even though it’s all melted away now, it was nice while it lasted, and really helped to give me that last boost of Christmas spirit.
Because it’s Christmas, and I want to spend time celebrating Christ with my family, I’ll be away from the blog for a few days, but I’ll be back later on in the week. I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas and blessed holiday season, snow or no snow. Stay cozy!