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Snow Day Fun: Mining for Gems

DC Blizzard 2016/Snowzilla actually happened! We got over 24 inches at our house. With the drifting, our cars became mere lumps in the driveway. Dave and V spent hours digging us out (not that a snowplow has come by yet).

Baby T’s first time in the snow was one for the record books in terms of snowfall. It was also memorable for us. T is the smiliest baby I have ever known, and it was a hoot too see him take that personality outside. At first, he just sat with curiosity as brothers dumped snow on him brought him snow, then he started reaching out to touch and taste and the smiles started. After awhile, he tipped  himself over on to his belly and scooted across as much of the sidewalk as he could with glee, just as he does inside the house. 

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As for indoor fun while snowbound, we decided to “mine” for “gems” by freezing water and food coloring in shallow containers overnight and then bringing them in to break apart with hammers to great ice chunk gems that they could them trade with each other. V and E are both very much into real tools right now, so they were thrilled to have the chance to bang away. At some point the ice chunk gems also became pretend cooking ingredients. V made us sushi while E prepared pizza with hot peppers.

Mining for Ice Gems

Teething Baby T got some large, clear pieces to suck on.2016-01-24 18.57.09

Tomorrow’s version of the mining game will be pennies and nickles frozen into blocks of ice. Happy snow days!

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About More Green for Less Green

Hi, I’m Pamm. Welcome to my little slice of the web! As a progressive Evangelical female pastor and crunchy homeschooling mom, I’m never quite what anyone expects of me. But, hey, that’s what makes blogging interesting, right? Join me as I try to wholeheartedly parent my three little boys, slowly fix up the trashed foreclosure we bought in 2009, and live simply.

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