Thursday, January 29, 2009

Creating Memories Just Like Mama Did

Yesterday - once again - Zoe & I were both off from school because of the snow. We ended up getting about an inch more of ice & 7 more inches of snow on top of the 4 we already had. Needless to say, Zoe was just itching to get outside & play in the mess. Finally, after lunch, Paul decided he was going to work on the sidewalk & driveway so Zoe could join him. You can tell she had a good time.

Running (or at least trying to) from Daddy....

As he starts to dump snow on her....

Falling forward....

She's safe!!!!!....

Making a snowball....

The finished product....

I have such fond memories of playing in the snow as a little girl: Building a snowman, snow ball fights (expected when you have an older brother), hot chocolate, toast in the oven, etc. One time a group of us neighbor kids built an igloo that was so big four of us could fit in it at a time. We tried talking our parents into letting us sleep in it, but they didn't think that was a good idea. So, instead, we had a great time playing in it for about 3 days until it eventually melted.

However, my most favorite thing to do on a snow day was always to make Snow Ice Cream with my grandma. Tuesday night while watching the snow fall I shared with Zoe how I enjoyed adding the ingredients while Grandma stirred everything together. Of course, I also had to describe how yummy it tasted when we finally got to eat it.

So, last night after having a warm bath & getting her pj's on, Zoe & I sat out to make Snow Ice Cream. I found Grandma's recipe & luckily we had everything we needed. Zoe & Paul took a big container & scooped up some snow outside. Then, the fun began:

Adding ice cream to the bowl....

Daddy acting like he's going to take a bite....

Stirring up the snow, milk, sugar, & vanilla....

& stirring....& stirring....

Tasting it for the first time....

It's so good - gotta get every last drop!....

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh my how I wish we could get some of that snow at least once this year!!!

The last time we did get snow a couple of years ago(and it was only 2 inches but alot for us!) my husband was talking about making it with his grandma when he was younger. We couldn't remember how to make it though.

Those memories are the best!

Miss Anne said...

She's such a little peanut.

Her smile warms my heart each and every time.

:)

Kristy Kimmle said...

Heather! Your blog and Zoe are SO cute. So glad we can catch up this way. Hey, just took a job as a student teacher supervisor for UMSL...feel like i'm coming full circle!
Love,
Kristy

day by day said...

Wow...what a fun snow day you guys had!!! We have had a lot of ice coming down with our snow...so not much play opportunities.

jennifer said...

I have never heard of that. What a sweet thing to be able to pass that tradition down to your daughter.

She's not used to posing for that camera or anything, is she? ;)

So cute!

Colleen said...

I grew up in CA with no snow. Now that we live in Chicago we are loaded with snow. I love making new memories with my children in the snow. My girls love playing in the snow. I have never heard of snow ice cream. Is it yummy? Zoe looks like she is enjoying it : )