Some of us thought this snowflake was the most beautiful of all the snow flakes my nieces and I created yesterday.
My nieces got to spend the night with us on Saturday. We made popcorn on the stove top, and settled in to watch Swiss Family Robinson, one of my childhood favorites. It's been years since I watched it, and I forgot about all those animal scenes. This movie must have been filmed before the promise that no animals were harmed, because I'm pretty sure two dogs fight a tiger. For real!
The kids come with some of their own entertainment. The eldest is reading The Chamber of Secrets, and youngest had several national geographic books full of interesting facts. They also have a smart phone, which was very helpful to us when we were trying to learn how to fold paper for our snow flakes. We had to watch the youtube video very closely, and push the pause often, before we finally figured out what we were doing. None of our flakes looked much like the video, but they were all pretty when taped to the window.
Our flakes were even decorated with glitter! They sparkle, just like real snow.
We made pizza for lunch too. We even mixed up a gluten free crust. Unfortunately, the tomato paste we used for sauce was too tangy for their taste buds so there were lots left over. I guess that's one way to make sure they don't eat too much pizza, huh?
Puck wasn't very helpful at making snow flakes, but he was very involved in the pizza making, and diligently patrolled the kitchen licking up any dropped cheese shreds or pepperoni pieces. Good times were had by all!