One of Yikealo's very favorite pastimes in his new country is "playing ZOOM" - his term for sliding down the hill of our front lawn on his snowboard. I think the name originated from Aunt Susan trying to explain the concept of a sled to him while there was no snow on the ground.
Suz: "Once we get lots of snow this winter, your Mama will have to bring you over to play outside with Cole and Quinn. They can take you for a ride on the sled!"
Y: "Menden sled?"
Suz: "You sit on it, and it goes ZOOM down the hill."
Hence the name. We spent some of his Christmas money from grandparents on a snowsuit and a snowboard, and he and David have spent several Saturday and Sunday afternoons "playing ZOOM!"
He loves to make snow angels too, and I can't even begin to guess how many handfuls of snow he has crammed into his mouth.
After playing outside in the freezing weather, he always wants hot chocolate. The little boy who didn't like sweets and couldn't stand chocolate has completely disappeared.