Thursday, March 8, 2007

Snow Days!!!

Did that announcement just say school is CLOSING EARLY? Ooooohhhh yeah!! Put on your snowboots, it's time for fun!! We had a great surprise yesterday when it started snowing around 9 a.m. and didn't stop until about 8:30 p.m. In all we probably got around 3-4 inches which was just about perfect!! So once I got out of school, I grabbed the kids from daycare, we trekked home, got all bundled up, and headed out into our little blizzard...

So it took us about 20 minutes to gather the hats, gloves, boots, and put them all on. It took Zoe about 1 minute to decide that it was too darn cold and she wanted back inside!

I am convinced that Delaware does not create snow that can make good snowmen. Our intention was to make a snowman to welcome daddy home, but we couldn't get it going. Dylan didn't mind though he had fun building "castles", "ships", "dinosaurs" and other snow sculptures.

When Dave got home he asked me where our snow shovel was so he could shovel off the deck and driveway. I told him I wasn't sure where it was, but then Zoe said "Don't worry Daddy I will get you one." She went upstairs and then came down with this...

Being the great daddy that Dave is, he actually took it out the front door and started shoveling. Thank goodness Zoe got bored after a minute of watching daddy so Dave could get the real snow shovel!

...and finally what is a snowstorm without snow ice cream?! I remember when I was a kid my dad would grab all the ingredients and my brothers and I would bring in the snow for him to make us some of the tasty treat. So of course I had to introduce my kiddo's to it. They were totally enthralled and absolutely loved the ice cream. This morning Zoe was getting a bowl out of the cupboard and when I asked her what she was doing, she told me she was going outside to get some more snow to make some ice cream. Luckily I had frozen some of the leftovers from last night!

I have always enjoyed snow, but I must say that I enjoy it even more having kids to share the fun with!!


  1. The shovel is too cute! I laughed at that one!

    Also, how on earth do you make snow ice cream? I live in Colorado, and we've had so much, but it's been too cold to be outside much, so being able to make this would be reeeeeally handy when they're going stir-crazy.

  2. Snow ice cream is very take a big bowl of snow, add milk until it is the consistency that you like, then add sugar and vanilla to taste. There are some measured recipes if you google it, but I usually just wing makes it more fun!! Dylan kept saying "I think it needs a little more sugar" and then would add some until he finally declared "It's perfect"!


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