snow days

Egg Carton Snowmen

This winter has been cold and snow-filled so far. Looking back on January (so glad to be able to finally say that), it hasn’t been the worst winter on record, but it certainly has done a number on my vacation time. On the bright side, Maddie did get to experience her first actual snowfall. Granted, she was around for the great NHN snow day sleepover of 2015, but she wasn’t old enough to remember, or participate. With 4+ inches on the ground this January, she enjoyed sledding with Grammy and, of course, her favorite of all: snowball fights. The more tightly packed ice- filled snowballs, the better. Riley, experiencing a first of her own, had her first actual day-off-of-school snow day. (more…)

Snow Ice Cream

Tired of all the snow days? Has the snow lost its novelty? Try this super fun, easy, and yummy way to bring the excitement back to snow days!

IngredientsSnow Ice Cream

Directions:

  1. Collect fresh white snow into a large bowl (approximately 6 to 8 cups).
  2. Pour in the condensed milk and vanilla.
  3. Stir until mixed well.
  4. Enjoy!

Change it up with food coloring, nuts, sprinkles, flavorings, fruits, whatever strikes your fancy. Use your imagination!