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With almost a foot of snow, building stuff becomes an option!
One of the boys Christmas presents was ‘block’ moulds for snow/sand. After the last heavy snowfall, it seemed the ideal opportunity to try them out and see if we could build an igloo. I think daddy was just as keen to try them out as the boys!
Filling the moulds took some work, the snow needed to be firmly packed so that the blocks didn’t fall apart when they were tipped out. After a bit of trial and error the boys were successfully filling blocks and passing them to daddy who was building the walls.
The snow continued to fall as the boys (all three of them!) worked to build their igloo. Dropping blocks into place and then filling in the gaps to make the walls good and strong.
The wee girl wasn’t much help, but she enjoyed watching… for a few minutes anyway before deciding it was too cold and time to go inside; as usual she refused to wear her mittens!
The, almost, finished article! The snowfall got too much for them all at this point in the construction, and they retreated inside. Hubby is still trying to decide how to make it into an igloo rather than a tower :)
While I may have my moments of detesting the snow, I am loving the different activities that the kids are able to do. Things that they never had the opportunity to do in Scotland. We really have been making the most of it!
I’m linking up with the wonderful Country Kids at Coombe Mill again this week. Click on the badge to see what everyone else has been up to and be inspired to get outside!