Snow Days!

As everyone in the US has heard by now we had a major blizzard in the north east.  Up here in central Maine we ended up with a fair amount of snow – right around 18 inches.  This resulted in two snow days for Boo Boo, Tuesday and Wednesday.  This also resulted in a lot of inside time!

Tuesday I had a super off day – I spilled my water cup all over my Betty Crocker cook book, splashed dish water all over the floor and burnt my arm well enough to get blisters.  At that point I pretty much gave up for the day!!

The apple pie did come out really well, my arm is healing so I guess all is right in the world.

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These are pictures during the storm on Tuesday morning – this was in one of the heavier bursts of snow – the kids had to go out!

 

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Wednesday morning we dug out – my husband was outside for probably close to two hours and the kids and I were out for about an hour and a half.  I had read about “snow paint” and decided to give it a try to occupy the kids while we were shoveling and snow-blowing the driveway.  I asked my husband to get some empty water bottles from the garage and drill holes in the caps for me.  In the kitchen I took food coloring and dyed the water to the kids favorite colors (looking back and at the pictures I should have made a different color for Boo Boo – can anyone guess why???)

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The snow painting occupied them all of five minutes – in retrospect I think we needed to make the holes in the caps a little larger for ease of use with little hands in mittens.

They proceeded to ride their ride-ons down the walk way and then on to king of the mountain on the biggest snowbank they could find!

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It was hard work but definitely a good workout clearing the driveway – as always my hubby is a rockstar and did the majority 🙂  Check out the bank from the plow by the street – it was higher than the snow blower.  I ended up shoveling the height above the snow blower off so he could break through easier.

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We made it through this storm, now we are looking on to the next which should be starting sometime tonight – who knows it could end up being another foot plus of snow – hopefully not!  I did some more decorating for our #DisneySide party but will post those pictures another day.  Stay safe out there fellow Mainers!

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