Savannah thought it was so cool, and Sawyer... well, he didn't really know what to think. He just kept sticking his hands in and saying "ahhh...". He was a little more into it when he figured out how to throw it. Yeah, that's fun indoors.
I couldn't convince either one of the kids to keep thier snow mittens on, and I don't know how they could stand it, that stuff was cold! I had mine on, that's for sure. I could barely make one snowball without them before my hands were hurting.
We made some snow castles, snowballs, and of course a snowman. And predictably, Sawyer smashed them all as soon as they were made. Luckily, Savannah was having enough fun, she didn't care too much.
After it looked like Sawyer's hands were so frozen they were about to snap right off, I put up the tub of snow and we scooped a little out and made Snow Ice Cream. Kind of fun, kind of yummy, just something different for a special day...
Snow Ice Cream
3 cups loose clean snow
1/2 cup milk or cream
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Mix all the ingredients till a creamy
consistency and eat immediately.
Add more sugar and vanilla extract to taste.
We used peppermint extract instead of vanilla!
You could experiment with whatever flavorings you want.