Snow Fun in Birmingham

Winter seems to be refusing to let go this year. It recently dealt an icy hand across much of the United States, even down into the South. My brother & sister-in-law, James and Lauri, live in Birmingham, Alabama–which rarely sees snow. But last week they received enough to play in for a short while.

Here are photos of their dog Mandy learning how to roll snowballs and the spirited snowman they all made.
If your area wasn’t dusted with any of the white stuff and you’d like to play with some snowflakes, you can make some of your own. Click on this link from my website to learn how to make paper snowflakes. And when you’re finished, here’s a list of snowy reads.

Happy New Year!

Happy 2009!

I hope this year brings you many opportunities. 
I hope you discover exactly what you need–even if it wasn’t exactly what you wanted.
I hope you find joy in your work and in your play.
And if you’d like to play at making some snowflakes to celebrate January, click here for instructions. These snowflakes are super fun to make, but they won’t work too well if you’re wanting to make a snowman. For that, you’ll need some real snow. 🙂

Every Day Can Be A Snowy Day!

A PAPER snowflake day, I mean!

Here’s a link to Paper Snowflakes for Children where there are directions for making all types of paper snowflakes:

This next link takes you to a page with the photograph of Snowflake Bentley, the first man to photograph snowflakes.

Here at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration you’ll find page after page of Snowflake Bentley’s snowflake photographs. You won’t believe your eyes at all the different designs.

You can also check out my speedy snowflake directions here on my website:

Two great books to go along with your paper snowflakes are The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
and Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin.

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!