Pai: Everyone come outside, right now! There is a surprise!
Me: Is the falcon back?
Hank: What is it?
(going out on the veranda)
Me: Oh my goodness! SNOW! This NEVER happens! Look at it sparkle! Do you see how the light catches it, Hank?
Hank: It is so beautiful! But HOW did it happen?
Pai: It was so cold in the night that when the clouds let go of some water instead of rain it froze and became snow. And since it is morning and the sun hasn’t hit this part of the veranda it stayed long enough for us to see it.
Me: And Jack Frost came by and thought… Huh, It doesn’t snow in Portugal. I need to leave some of this for Hank and his family to see.
Hank: (blowing air so he can see his breath) Who is Jack Frost?
Me: He is a very famous fairy. He is responsible for making the tip of your nose cold. That is how you know he is around.
Hank: I wish I could make a snowman.
Me: Me, too. I am proficient at snow man building, but alas, this is not enough snow. This is just a dusting.
Hank: Like Frosting!
Me: Exactly! One day we will take you to Switzerland for snow.
Pai: Hank, we gotta head off to school.
Hank: Quick, Pai! Maybe there is snow at school!
Me: (staying behind to enjoy the magic.)