The beginning of winter promises snow; snow angels, snowball fights, snowmen, and snow-tasting. I admit, even I look forward to the first snowfall and bundling up my kiddos like Ralph’s little brother, Randy, from A Christmas Story. Who’s with me?! No one?? Is that just me?!?!
Then there are the holidays to look forward to. The Magic of Christmas.
But after that…there’s just winter. Long. Cold. Gray. Winter. Don’t get me wrong. I love the change of seasons. I love winter but it’s just about this time that it feels like winter is going to last forever. I know, I know. In Marshalltown we can’t complain too much this year. I think my husband has only taken out the snowblower once or twice this winter.
My family loves to be outside to offset the cabin fever and breathe in the fresh, crisp air. We run around in circles just listening to the snow crunch under our boots. I get to try to explain what happened to the leaves on our tree and answer all sorts of questions (about which I’m totally unqualified) on weather, snowfall, Santa. Being outside lets us gain a new perspective on our surroundings and appreciate the beauty and gift of our seasons.
This is why I love the idea of Grimes Farm Winter Camp on January 28th.
According to the Winter Camp Facebook Event, school-age kids who register will pop out to the farm for games, crafts, and outdoor fun! There will be two sessions, one morning session for 4th through 6th graders and afternoon for 1st through 3rd graders. It sounds like a wonderful learning and playing opportunity!
It costs $10 to register and participants must register by January 20th at 4:00 P.M. Call 641-752- 5490 to register as spaces are limited.