This is my first post on my new blog! I’m so excited for a new, spruced up website. I thought I’d start by sharing how our family spends a Snow Day. Or what I like to call, “Stay in your jammies all day- day.”
When you live down south, a “Snow Day” sounds very exciting…you picture frolicking in the snow, drinking hot chocolate, and cozily sitting by a fireplace. Somehow that magical image is a little distorted when there’s a 2-year-old stuck inside all.day.long. Anywho, we made the most of it! Here’s a little snapshot of what we did to keep busy!
First of all, I should admit that my hubby was home all day which reeeeeally helped the day move along. Granted, he was working from home, but it was still nice to get a little adult conversation in now and then. You should also know that snow days consist of more T.V. watching than the normal day. Seriously, it snowed ALL DAY, and it was a low of -1* so there was no way we were going to venture out of the house, and there was more Mickey Mouse Clubhouse than the average day.
We started by doing a Christmas craft that was long overdue. Every year since Brady’s first Christmas we’ve put his little hand print on our Christmas tree skirt. We finally got around to adding one for this year and putting sweet Nolan’s little hand print on it too.
There was also a whole lot of “choo choo” time. Brady has now crossed over the obsessive line when it comes to trains. He builds and re-builds his train tracks all day long. I honestly don’t get it, but it makes him happy so we go with it. Also, there’s an episode of Mickey’s Clubhouse called “Mickey’s Choo Choo Express” that was pretty life changing for B. We have it DVR’d and watch it often. Like, a lot.
Then there was a point in the day where Brady wanted to take his snow tube to play outside, but it was snowing really hard, Chris was busy working, and there was no way I was braving the cold and wind with Nolan. So, we improvised and played with the tube inside. Poor Nolan got put in this inflatable duck. Surprisingly, these inflatable toys entertained the boys much longer than you would expect.
At one point, things got a little crazy and we had to listen to the entire Chipmunk Christmas C.D. I guess it did feel sorta Christmas-y today with the cold and snow…but those dang Chipmunks really should only be allowed to sing during the month of December. As lovely as their voices are, one can only take so much!
During nap time, we indulged in some comfort food. Chris and I have been trying new recipes each week and today we had Ina Garten’s Crispy Mustard Roasted Chicken and Basil Mashed Potatoes. Don’t ask me why, but I love ALL things Ina Garten!! This was delicious and completely calorie free- HA!
Finally, when Chris had wrapped up work, he bravely took on the task of taking Brady outside to play in the snow. They didn’t last too long because it was seriously cold, but it appeased Brady. This is not the greatest picture because yours truly did not want to actually step outside to take the picture. (I didn’t want to get my fuzzy slippers wet!)
I hope your day was warm and dry (and if you’re one of my Floridian friends or family, I’m sure that’s the case!) and here’s to anyone who has experienced some form of cabin fever with a little one! *Memory making at it’s finest!!*