Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Now officially on Christmas break, we tried out a snowman craft (gluing marshmallows and decorating with cereal) and then Ryan built a tower from marshmallows, toothpicks and Froot Loops.

We finally got some snow that was packable and we had a warm day (almost slushy) so it was a perfect storm for a giant (and I mean GIANT) snowman.

Adam quickly realized that he was going to throw his back out if he tried to lift the second layer, so we had a little lesson in simple machines and he got the ramps out he uses to load things in his pickup and rolled it right up!

Year ago, I picked up a "snowman building kit" at a thrift shop which is just some wooden pieces on spikes (including a pipe!) that make it easy to decorate a proper snowman.

We added some spare winter clothing and then posed for a picture with their masterpiece!

It's a little disconcerting to open the kitchen shade and see this giant monster looming in the backyard, but I better get used to it because this guy will probably be here until May!

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