Where we live in North Carolina we only get snow once or twice a year. Luckily when it comes, it is usually enough to warrant a sled, so when Brad raised his snow predictor from “social media talk” past “buy milk and bread” and all the way up to “buy a sled,” I took it to heart. I loaded up on snow day essentials (pimento cheese, hot chocolate, and adult beverages) then fell asleep on the couch at 8:20 pm.
The next morning we all woke up to a winter wonderland!
The girls were super excited, albeit a little confused (does this mean it’s Christmas again?!). Whoever made snow an integral part of any Christmas scene has thoroughly confused my children for life.
The snow was still falling and things looked bitterly cold, so we eased into the day, sipping tea and looking out windows until the girls couldn’t wait any longer and we agreed to suit up.
Out we went, into the 6ish inches of white powdery stuff, giggling all the way.
The morning was cold but the snow was so soft and fluffy that it didn’t really work all that well for sledding. No matter, just being out in it was pretty exciting. I adore how it completely transforms the landscape and can’t help but to agree with Hailey that the whole scene looked magical.
Though Kaitlyn did take more than one faceplant, as our little lightweight didn’t seem heavy enough to keep the sled balanced.
We have almost all the right clothing for snow- ski bibs, waterproof coats, hats, and even snow boots. However I overlooked a tiny detail (MITTENS) so we forced the girls to wear our ski mittens, which was a fairly sub par solution.
We came inside for lunch with two shivering girls, who quickly warmed up with the mention of hot chocolate.
I lucked out that the hot chocolate mix I picked up was downright delicious, and the girls literally squealed with delight (girl moms, you understand that octave that only a 2 1/2 year old can hit).
Though to be honest, it probably could have been hot water with a single chocolate chip thrown in and they would have gone wild. Ah, the simplicity of childhood.
We skipped over rest time and spent time playing and warming up by the fire while I took advantage of nature’s freezer to cool off some brewskis for David and me.
Beer fans: this Allagash Curieux was ridiculously good!
Once everyone could feel their toes again and our clothing had dried, we decided to do it all over again!
I seemed to forget ‘carrots’ as a snow day essential but we made do with celery for a nose, my Adora chocolate calcium discs for eyes, and grape tomatoes for a smile.
You may not be very impressed, but the girls loved him!
When the sun went down I had little energy left to make dinner so we fed the girls mac ‘n cheese and applesauce and put them down at 6:30 without even a shadow of a resistance. Then David and I turned taco night into this:
The jarred cheese sauce was terrible, but standing at the counter with a chip and dip assembly line tasted like what dreams are made of!
All in all, quite the successful snow day (weekend, as Sunday looked quite similar). Thank you Mother Nature for bringing in the white stuff on a Friday evening. Your timing was impeccable!
School is cancelled for today so I’m sure there is more sledding in our future before the temperatures hit 68 on Friday. The south is weird.
What is your favorite part of a snow day?!
Mine is either sledding (I could do that all day long it’s so fun) or the hot chocolate/beer part when everyone comes in and warms up by the fire with big smiles on their faces!