Today we had a true snow day.  It was forecasted, but where we live you believe it when you see it.  So when we realized it was actually snowing – the kind of snow that accumulates – everyone got excited.  The realization that we only had one pair of snow pants that fit only slowed us down for a minute.  We ran to Target where we saw a bunch of friends, grabbed another pair of snow pants (and milk of course) and came home to play outside.

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The snow makes everything look beautiful and festive.  Colors pop and everything looks crisp and clean.

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The boys had so much fun having snowball fights.  Not a single complaint about being cold, or anything else for that matter!

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Of course we had to build a snowman!  We always build a snowman.  Dane decided to name him Frosty.

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Finally it was time to go back inside, dry off and have hot chocolate.  It was a very fun snow day.

Here is a recipe for Eggnog Pancakes I wanted to share.  We love breakfast food for dinner and these are great for cold winter nights.  They are so fast to make and everybody loves them!  I hope you do too.

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Eggnog Pancakes

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • cinnamon (to taste)
  • nutmeg (to taste)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. oil

Mix all ingredients until smooth.  Cook on a griddle until bubbles form, then flip to brown the other side.  If you have more than 3 people you might want to double the recipe.  We love maple syrup on them.

So, I am wondering, will it snow again on Tuesday?  Will the kids end up with a snow day this week?