"It's a marshmallow world in the winter,
When the snow comes to cover the ground,
It's the time for play, it's a whipped cream day,
I wait for it all year round."
Like Dean Martin, my kids wait for snow from the moment the temperature drops below 40 degrees. When snow actually begins falling, their joy is complete. But then, along comes a January thaw and the snow all disappears, and faces get long and moods get grumpy.
What to do, what to do....
How about use the rest of Dean Martin's song as inspiration and use marshmallows (and cotton balls and white crayons) to imitate snow? As these fun materials started to appear on the kitchen table the long faces began to melt along with the mushy snow outside.
Blair went with a blizzard theme - and ate the mini-marshmallows as fast as she glued them onto the paper. A little Elmer's glue isn't dangerous, is it?
No surprise, Ian started on a snow fort that morphed into a marshmallow shooting artillery piece.
I had a bit of fun too:
Ian took one look at my little sculpture and made one of his own. A mini-marshmallow food/snowball fight may or may not have taken place in our kitchen. Okay, it did. I went for precision targeting while Ian took the barrage approach. Since he can't get online to make a counter-claim, I will declare myself the victor of that little battle.
While Ian and I goofed off, Brynn kept working diligently on her snow family.
When we finished up these pictures the kids were quite pleased. That is until they looked out of the windows and asked, "Mom, when's it going to snow again?"