We had a real, legit snow day here yesterday! I know all you mid-westerners and north-easterners are rolling your eyes, but it just doesn’t happen here much. We got 4-6″ in Issaquah, and I didn’t see any snow plows. They preemptively cancelled school at 8pm Sunday night, my yoga studio closed for the day, and our grocery store wasn’t open! Crazy.
I woke up at 7am to this.
The trees looked mighty pretty.
Of course, as it always does, the snow was ugly within an hour – yay black slush. Luckily, we were prepared. The boys’ received snowsuits for Christmas from grandma, grandpa and Aunt Sharon.
So after breakfast I got everyone dressed and plopped them out in the backyard.
Cormac loved it, but Teddy has like almost no ability to walk in giant snow boots and he was over it after 15 minutes.
Fortunately, Brent also took a semi snow day and suited up to play with Cormac.
Cormac’s idea of a “snowball fight” was lightly tossing snow in Brent’s direction. It was pretty adorable.
And he built his first snowman! This was the first time we’ve received enough snow to do so in the 6 years we’ve lived here.
He’s kind of an ugly, muddy snowman, but that’s alright.
Cormac was quite proud of him, regardless.
And what’s a great way to refuel on a snow day? Cupcakes!
I got everything set up and Cormac went to town.
He’s gotten really proficient with the stand mixer! Makes my heart proud. Plus, yay for cupcakes!
Even though the grocery store was closed, I had enough ingredients, food coloring and sprinkles on hand to make things festive. As if there were ever any doubt.
I just used the vanilla cupcake recipe from Williams-Sonoma, and made a quick buttercream with butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and lilac food coloring.
I just got an email from the school district and Cormac’s school is cancelled again today. One snow day was fun in a “oh this never happens!” sort of way, BUT two in a row might just kill me.