I could be sad. Depressed actually. And mad. Really mad. But I am trying my hardest to embrace what has beFALLEN me.
Chris woke me this morning and said did you see outside. I knew exactly what he meant.
The best part of this whole thing was that Sam looked out the window and said "OH NO! Not more snow!".
But anyway, I know spring is coming so I am trying to enjoy what I am hoping will be our last major snow fall.
So, I decided to go back through what we did this winter and figure out what snow activity we had missed. Duh. Building a snowman. Can you believe it? Well, when Sam got home from school I had every intention of bundling them up and taking them out to build a big beautiful snowman. When I told Sam our plan she quickly informed me that they built one at school and she didn't want to do it again. Awesome.
Plan B. I went back through my google reader starred posts (anybody else have a TON of things in there?) and found snow ice cream! Woohoo. Sam was very excited about this one.
We used a big bowl of snow. I was a bit over zealous when we gathered snow so we had to transfer some out of the big metal bowl into a smaller bowl. Then add a 1/2 cup sugar, dash of vanilla and a cup of milk. We had to add a bit more milk as we were stirring to get the ice cream consistency.
The Nitty Gritty!
I made sure to have Sam, Avery and I collect snow from an untouched area and we didn't dig down too deep. I think it is probably only good to do this when the snow is very fresh, but I won't go into what might be in old snow because my daughter has been eating it all winter and I just don't want to think about it!
I think it would be fun to try and make some flavors next time we do this. Maybe add some fruit puree!
I NEED spring! But I will continue to try and live in the moment, enjoy what I am given and not be too wrapped up in waiting for the future.