On the sixteenth day we finally got measurable snowfall! A few inches fell overnight and we had to take full advantage.
We started with making breakfast. Marshall wanted to help his papa make pancakes; Violet played in her high chair as we all went to work on various tasks around the kitchen.
|Marshall stirring the pancake batter as Brad washes dishes|
What’s better than snowman pancakes on a snowy morning? Another awesome morning brought by Brad our breakfast chef!
It was a quick breakfast, Violet needed her morning nap and Marshall wanted to rush outside to play in the snow. Little did he know, we had a little surprise for him!
The boys built a snowman and Brad gave Marshall a snowman kit that we had stowed away. It’s like a Mr. Potato head set for snowmen. So cool!
They played outside for quite some time. They built snowmen, had snowball fights, and made snow angels. Even with being inside the house, I could still hear the laughter.
Meanwhile, Violet awoke from her nap and was playing with a snowman of her own.
It was a full day outside. Marshall’s little cheeks were bright red and he was tired out from all the fun with the snow and his papa. To warm up with a great lunch we made our pesto pizza.
I’ve mentioned in past years how much we love this pizza. It’s tasty year round but is a bit festive around the holidays with the red and green from the tomato, spinach ribbons, and pesto sauce with the crumbled feta cheese bringing a snow like quality. We also add chicken for good measure. Pro tip: brush the crust with pesto sauce as well. Also, if you’re looking for something lighter it’s great as a salad: spinach tossed with tomato, chicken, feta, and drizzle with pesto. One of my favorite lunches to bring when I worked at the preschool; it holds up great.
The night was quickly coming to a close so we whipped out our old fashion snowmen ice cream treats before Marshall’s bedtime routine.
Of course, during bath time we had to transform Marsh into a snowman too.
|Probably the cutest little bubble bath snowman ever|
The sixteenth day brought so much joy with fresh fallen snow and the little touches that can bring a little extra special something to the day. The kids will be sure to sleep well tonight with all the chilly entertainment- but will they be ready for the sequel shenanigans of tomorrow?