The fact that snow is such a temporary thing must be part of what makes it so special and exciting. This is certainly true here in Jerusalem. We know that our time with it is very limited. So we desperately try to hold on to every moment of it. (Hence, the late night and the early morning, referred to in my last posts.)
After our beautiful snow walk this morning, we came home for breakfast and a little bit of warming of toes and fingers. But we could already sense that the peak had been there, and the snow was starting ever so slowly to leave us, so we put on some dry socks and headed out again!
First on our program was the building of a snowman.
A big snowman.
A really big snowman! Possibly the biggest snowman in all of Jerusalem. (*I must admit that we did not have a chance to go around and check this out for a fact, but we did notice that people kept on stopping and taking pictures by our snowman throughout the afternoon, so it was certainly pretty special!)
Here is a picture with the children posing next to it, just to give you an idea of the size of it…
After being done with the snowman, we did not waste any time, but moved straight on to our next fun snow project. The building of an igloo!
Not an every day activity for us Jerusalemites…! Good thing we had some expert help with experience from the States with us! (*Very helpful also with the snowman-building. There, by the way, we were also helped by some Canadian neighbors.)
We happened to have some red roof left from our tree house project, and made it work for our igloo, which of course became so much better looking with a roof on it!! 😉
Next we enjoyed hot chocolates with whipped cream, and some homemade cookies, in our newly built igloo…
Well, at least some of us fit inside of it…
Yes, it has been a really good snow day. And yes, we have definitely made the most out of every moment of it!
(*AND, – last I checked both the snowman and the igloo were still there!)