5 Things To Do When You're Snowed In
It's a cold day - at this moment there are about four inches of snow piled on top of my deck railing. It's Sunday, and although I work almost every weekend, snow days always seem to mean free days. It's such a sweet and rare day with nothing to do and nowhere to go, and I don't ever want to waste these precious moments of stillness. The world quiets down and we get to choose how to spend our day rather than be pushed around by our ever evolving schedule. Here are just a few ideas to enjoy the day.
1. Have a slow breakfast
It's not often that we have time to sleep in and enjoy the mornings. Snow days are perfect for rolling out of bed at 9am (or later!) and cooking breakfast with the family. At our house, we love a cheesy omelet and a large french press of coffee. Breakfast is always best served with music and good conversation.
2. Disney +
If you have kids, this is a life saver. Keep the family nice and toasty while watching Frozen or any of your favorite family friendly movies while the snow falls outside. There's nothing like snuggles on a cold winter day
3. Play in the Snow!
There's nothing more magical to a kid than making a snowman or having a snowball fight. And don't even get me started on flying full speed down a hill on an innertube... (ok it's me, I'm the kid who can't get enough snow) Even though Bryce can't walk yet, we spent just a few minutes getting familiar with the snow. He immediately went to grab the snow with a big smile on his face. Wide-eyed, he stuck his tongue out to catch the snowflakes. It was pretty cute to watch.
*No kids? Snow ball fights aren't just for children and you can make it interesting by adding a little Baileys to your morning coffee. Your childlike wonder will be back in no time.
4. Build a Fire
This one is especially gratifying after playing in the snow. There's nothing like coming inside, covered in snow, peeling out of your snow gear, and cuddling up to a real fire. we keep firewood in our garage for just this occasion.
5. Make Something Yummy
Whether it's sugar cookies with the kids or spiked hot chocolate with the hubs, the kitchen is a warm cozy place to spend your time on a snowy day. Try this EASY recipe for a rich, spiked hot chocolate: