Foxes, a Runaway Cow, and Snow Ice Cream!

Today was Snow Day #2 (and we’re off again tomorrow!)!  Here are some scenes from around our house today, on a very chilly, snowy day.

Harper and Will are obsessed with the Fox song! I must have heard “What Does the Fox Say” about ten times today (no kidding!).  Here they are dancing to the song after breakfast.  They are also hooked on dancing to techno, thanks to their daddy.  Miss Harper will specifically request “techno” now, ha!

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Since we haven’t left the house in two days and it’s been too cold to spend much time outside, our house looks like a tornado blew through it!

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Will looked out the window earlier and shouted out, “Mommy, there’s a cow coming up the driveway!”  I look out, and sure enough, there was a cow strolling up to visit!  I ran out to chase the cow back down the driveway to the barn, but she decided to go straight through the barbed-wire fence and back into the field.  Ouch!  I texted the farmer and let her know what happened…she came later and repaired the fence!

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Photo for daddy!  Daddy has been at work the past two days while we’ve been at home enjoying our snow days, so we periodically sent him pics.

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After the kiddos woke up from naps, we made snow ice cream!  I had never made it before (and have always been hesitant about eating snow) but googled to make sure that eating ice cream made from snow wasn’t too bad for you.  It was so easy…and delicious!  Mix together 1 cup of milk (I used 2% since that’s what we had), 1/3 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and a pinch of salt.  Head outside and scoop up 8 cups of clean snow.  Stir snow into milk mixture and now you have snow ice cream!  It melts very quickly, so eat it fast!   We had fun making snow ice cream…I think it will turn into a yearly tradition:)

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Now I have to come up with some more activities for snow day #3 tomorrow!

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