Houston Family Makes its Own Snow Day

By CBS News

Published 01/30 2014 09:17AM

Updated 01/30 2014 09:21AM

CYPRESS, Texas-Not everyone is seeing snow in the south this week.  And some kids never get to see snow.
But one dad in Houston, Texas decided to change that.
With school already canceled, 9-year-old McKenzie Diggs was really hoping for snow. But despite weather predictions, only sleet and rain fell out of the sky Tuesday morning.

"I was really disappointed," she said.

So her father rented a snow machine and brought in 400 pounds of snow in bags.

"My kid wanted a snow day," said Charlie Diggs . "So I decided to make it a snow day."

Diggs dumped out the snow in a park in the Fairfield subdivision and fired up the snow machine. Within minutes, he created a miniature winter wonderland.

Word quickly spread on Facebook and neighbors came to enjoy the faux snow storm.

"He gets the father of the year award," said Michelle Cole, a mom who lives down the street. "The kids got excited, it sleet a little bit, but nothing stuck. We want the kids to have fun."

Children made snowmen, snow balls and snow angels. And McKenzie got her wish.

"It's awesome," she said.

This will be one snow storm these kids will remember for years to come.

(Timothy Wetzel / KHOU for CBS Newspath)

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