Snow Day Photo Essay

Some highlights from our snow day. We also accomplished red wine drinking, junk food eating, and chasing. Mouse paint, TV, pillow forts, puzzles, puppets making and coloring will have to wait for tomorrow’s snow day. If you were snowed in, hope you had power and heat and that you enjoyed a great day, too! (Ours was helped immeasurably by our amazing neighbor who snow-blowed us out yet again–thank you!!)

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The kids in the Ikea egg chair together.

Then they turned on the Twilight Turtle in the playroom, and discovered how awesome it was in the Ikea egg chair. Awesome indeed. Adorable, magical end to the day.

Then they turned on the Twilight Turtle and discovered how awesome it was in the egg chair. Adorable, magical end to the day.

I didn't photograph it, but here is a dramatic reenactment of the children's faces moments after hitting the snow. They sobbed hysterically, so we brought them in for hot chocolate. Apparently the Husband Hausfrau children are neither hale nor hardy.

I didn’t photograph it, but here is a dramatic reenactment of the children’s faces moments after hitting the snow. They sobbed hysterically, so we brought them in for hot chocolate. Apparently the Husband Hausfrau children are neither hale nor hardy.

Tromping into the snow.

Tromping into the snow.

We won both times. Cooperative games may not work in this family. Both children insisted that they won, with Das Big Boy asking, "Yeah, but who won first?" when I emphasized that WE won.

Crow playing! We won both times. Cooperative games may not work in this family. Both children insisted that they won, with Das Big Boy asking, “Yeah, but who won first?” when I emphasized that WE won.

Here is the whole family in the ball pit. Little Liebchen's face captures how the children felt about this activity.

Here is the whole family in the ball pit. Little Liebchen’s face captures how the children felt about this activity.

This also occurred during the tea party (see #

Hot chocolate drinking also occurred during the tea party.

FreezeJump! To the wonderful music of Thomas and Friends.

FreezeJump! To the wonderful music of Thomas and Friends.

These are the books we read today.

These are the books we read today.

Here, Sad Owl and Happy Squirrel are in a cart at Ikea.

Here, Sad Owl and Happy Squirrel are in a cart at Ikea.

Pasta. Or watermelon. Delicious either way.

Playdough as pasta. Or watermelon. Delicious either way.

Making it.

Making playdough.

There's a fire. It's in the fireplace.

There’s a fire. It’s in the fireplace.

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