I had just barely placed our welcome rock penguins outside yesterday, when the snow starting falling...
...and falling, and is still falling. It's a pity I didn't wait to seal the rocks with a clear coat. I'm afraid the washable paint we used isn't going to hold up in the snow. Of course, they can always be repainted, that's half the fun of welcome rocks.
But, that will have to wait for another day, when the children have grown tired of snow, and decided to come back inside. I saw them briefly at breakfast, and lunch, and when I stepped outside to hand them a few cut lemons, and a baggie full of sugar for making lemon ices, like those in Andra Cheng's The Lemon Sisters.
Despite the title, the story is one of the sweetest I've read in a long time, so sweet in fact, I had a difficult time reading it aloud to the girls at breakfast, without bursting into tears. I read it to the girls, and not the boys, because it's a story about sisters, old and young, in different seasons of life, passing on memories, and making new ones, on a beautiful snowy day.
And, it includes a simple recipe for delicious lemon ice. Once the girls discovered the lemon juice mixed with sugar was not enough to turn the snow "yellow", they were all over it. They even made one for me.
A layer of snow, clean snow of course, fresh squeezed lemon juice, topped with sugar, and a little more snow is pretty good. But, when mixed by sisters, working together in winter harmony, it's memory making perfection.
It's great to be a homeschooler.
Linked with Watcha Making Wednesdays at The Ramblings and Adventures of a S.A.H.M.