I’ve been hearing it everywhere- “It’s been such a lo-o-o-n-n-n-g-g-g-g winter!” I still can’t help but savor that last bit of pristine world-in-white. Maybe it’s because we have a new puppy and I know what I’ll find when the snow melts (there’s going to be a whole lotta pooper-scooper action going on!). Maybe its because I’m still waiting for those new puddle jumpers to arrive. Or maybe, its just because snow can be so fun!
On Fridays, the Cedar Ring Circle Homeschool Co-op mamas pack our babies on our backs…
Try to entice our minds-of-their-own 3 year-olds to come along (this week a sled ride convinced them)…
And we head into the backyard fields and woods for play time and a story.
We followed along in Little Acorn Learning’s March guide this week, talking about fairyfolk and wondering where we could find some. While our 5 year-old boys claimed they saw plenty of aliens along the way, we couldn’t spot a single fairy *this time*. But we figured they would enjoy a little shelter from the cold, and built them an igloo using “snow blocks” made from packing a nice wet snow into ice cube trays like so:
Then we stacked them up, shaped a dome (don’t forget a bit of kindling for a fire to warm their tiny toes by!), and did a little landscaping. All set!
And here’s the fairy’s eye view!
The boys enjoyed hopping home across a long row of round hay bales. Maybe when I don’t have a baby on my back I’ll try that!
Then back to Mama Erin’s cozy home for some organic hot chocolate. Mmm!