Hello! I’m back again! I can not express how happy I was to see how enthusiastic you all were about my new column! (My mom and I have agreed that we will post by noon every Saturday.)
I have a topic I hope you will find interesting! I’ll tell you what, if you live anywhere that has a handful of kids (it’s an expression, because it’s pretty hard to carry kids in your hand) and a few yards full of snow, I can guarantee there will be a ton of snow architecture before you even know it.
I wrote this on Friday night, so I drew up some diagrams so you could get a feel of what the forts looked like.
This one is in my front yard and is intended to be a hotel. We named it “Snowy Eagle Plaza.” We play in this one almost every day. It often takes on more roles in different games such as a sinking cruise ship or a space station.
This one is just down the street is also a very popular play place. It doesn’t really have a name or purpose so usually when we play in it we often end up with screaming little kids and people pretending to be fairies in the same three metre space.
Now you have to remember that not all snow fun is forts and snow men. Some kids thirst for something more, something thrilling. And that something is tobogganing. On our street there are a couple of runs.
This one is inside my backyard and is a tradition in our family. We call it the “Death Waltzer” because it is so twisty. It is a very popular. This year, it finishes in the “Snow Cave.”
Known as “The Luger,” this track was built down the street. You can’t drag your feet on this one or it will ruin the ride. Hold on to your hats when you go down because this track is built for speed.
I sure hope you enjoyed this edition of “Saturdays with Stella.” I’ll see you next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(excessive use of exclamation marks!)