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    Let it snow, let it snow, let it the desert

    I'm originally from Minnesota and have lived the past nearly 40 years in Colorado. Fairly snowy states come winter time. Which means, for me, holiday time means snow time. Maybe not necessarily on Christmas Day, but at least a few snowflakes here and there in the weeks leading up to the big day.

    My grandsons live in the desert. Despite singing beloved Christmas carols mentioning the fluffy white goodness and enjoying craftivities featuring snowmen in all their glory, Bubby and Mac are not all that familiar with snow itself. They simply don't see it at their place.

    Determined to not let geography, meteorology and such stand in the way of Bubby and Mac enjoying some snow play, I packed and brought along a little snow to share with them during my visit this week. Not real snow, of course, but artificial snow. Snow in Seconds, to be precise.

    True to its name, within seconds of mixing the powder with water, we had snow. And then the fun kicked into high gear.

    Sure, it's not the real stuff. But until I figure out a way to pack the real stuff in my handy dandy grandma bag, it will certainly do.

    Today's question:

    How likely is it you'll have snow at your place come Christmas Day?

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    Looks like great fun. Those kids have the best smiles.

    December 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterolga

    "I' dreaming of a green Christmas. Just like the one we had last year."

    My version of the song! I don't miss the snow at all. The boys look like they are having a blast and Mac really seems to be getting taller? I really think I may have to order some of that snow for Amara to play with on Christmas! OH -- and if you have some waxed paper in the kitchen -- it is perfect for a pretend snowball fight that won't break any windows. Glad you're having such a great trip.

    December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    This is so cute!

    Western Pa : used to be fairly assured of snow at Christmas. Not anymore / definately climate change related , I am certain of it.

    December 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdebra

    You always capture the thrill of your little grandsons at play, such a good photographer you are.

    Yep, here in Colorado mountains, we're even supposed to get snow tonight, who knows how much by Christmas.

    December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    You always have the best stuff for yuor grandsons to are amazing!

    You never know about Colorado.....we could get snow or it could be 50 degrees.

    December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie E.

    Here in New England, one never knows. A few years back, the snow would fall and sit there until May. Now it falls and a lot of it melts. The ski resorts are wishing it would snow.

    December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

    The kids are ADORABLE! Love the smiles!

    December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVikki Claflin

    What a fun thing to bring to your grandboys to play with! I never heard of snow in seconds--was it cold like real snow?

    We may get a little bit of snow by next weekend! I am hoping the weather will stay fairly nice until after we move into our Colorado home and the moving van empties all our stuff. Then it can snow all it wants! :)

    December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPat
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