Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Snow Day Shenanigans

When I saw the Wednesday Word this week for Deb's weekly link-up, I thought "oh, that's perfect!"

You see, we woke up to this:

Boo! Hiss!

Snow. Snow upon snow. I know what you're thinking - "Alison, you live in Minnesota. How is this newsworthy?" Well, we had been enjoying lovely spring weather with temps in the 50's. All of our snow was gone. So getting this much snow is just annoying and obnoxious. The fact that they also cancelled school...shenanigans!

So what do you do with an unplanned snow day?

Well, we get all dressed up for no reason.

We watched cartoons for a bit, then decided to make cookies. Naturally. Except I had less than a cup of sugar in the house. However, I found this recipe for Maple Brown Sugar Cookies - I have lots of brown sugar! Who knows why, but I do.

This is my "not smiling" face

The dough needed to chill for a few hours. So in the meantime, we played dress-up and I gave Em a makeover.

Uhm, hello daughter. You can stop growing up now.

After lunch and naps for both Mom & daughter, we finished making those cookies and played a few rousing games of ABC Go Fish. This game is fantastic for preschool aged kids, and Em is really starting to get a handle on her letters.
Enough with the camera Mom!

Then, we finally enjoyed a cookie!

Whoa bedhead!

Now we're watching Beauty & the Beast, and I've got dinner going in the crockpot. Because really, who doesn't like having the crock pot going on a cold, snowy day?

How do you spend snow days? What does "Shenanigans" make you think of?

Link up and tell us about it!

Deb Runs


  1. Sounds like such a fun day! We hit the 80s today and still there is a snowflake on the weather map for Sunday.

  2. Ohhh, snow days were great days for shenanigans when the boys were little! So glad you two had so much fun, AND you got to take a nap. :-)

    Thanks for linking up!

  3. This makes me so nostalgic for the days when my kids were little (now they're 21, 18 & 16). We used to do all the same things...cookies, movies, naps, etc. on cold, snowy days. (now I'm feeling old LOL)

  4. Snow days when you're a kid are so much fun!! And there's nothing better than having dinner in the crock pot on a cold day.