I am glad I remembered what day it was! It has been crazy in the Charlotte area this week. The girls had Monday off for MLK Day, and then Wednesday was the start of the snow days! We were suppose to get “maybe an inch” of snow Wednesday morning through the afternoon, but it turned out to be about 6-7 inches here at Lake Norman! Today is the third snow day, so Hailey went to school once this week (and has Monday off for a teacher workday too) and Aurora hasn’t been to school since last Friday!! With that said, I am going to start with our snow day fun in my five on Friday!
ONE- The girls both LOVED the snow this time! Aurora didn’t seem so sure about it when we got the snow in December, but she had a blast sledding and making snow balls!
I am from Erie, PA…you know, the place all over the news for making all kinds of snow records this year…so I have been around a fair share of snow in my life. However, I’ve been in NC for almost 10 years now (that’s crazy to say!) so I also get so excited to be able to take the girls outside and play in the snow a couple times a year!
Of course, we have to make hot chocolate when we come inside!
TWO- I feel like I’ve been missing out, but apparently “snow ice cream” is a thing and its really easy! I just whisked together 1 cup of milk, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/3 cup sugar and a pinch of salt. Then, I took a big bowl outside and scooped up about 8-9 cups of CLEAN snow. I whisked it in the bowl with all the other ingredients and topped it with some sprinkles…DONE!
The girls loved it! It was a little on the sugary side though, so next time I might try just adding a couple tablespoons of sugar and see if that helps!
THREE- If you follow football, you know that the Steelers lost last weekend to the Jaguars…devastating!! I have been a Steelers fan since I was in 4th grade. My teacher that year was a Steelers fan and they happened to make it to the Super Bowl, so we had a big party and I’ve never looked back!
I was so excited that Aurora got an Antonio Brown jersey for Christmas!
Her and I were both decked out in our Steelers gear for the game, but by the time she woke up from her nap, I was sulking and didn’t get a picture with her like I planned. Better luck next year I hope!
I am predicting that Minnesota and New England with make it to the Super Bowl. I REALLY don’t want New England to win so I am rooting for Jacksonville, but I don’t think they will be able to come out of that game with a W.
FOUR- I made a Trader Joe’s run last Saturday and I had bought some of those little mini hot dogs. Theirs did not have added nitrates like the ones I see at Target or Harris Teeter, so I just grabbed them in case we were going to have people over for the playoffs or Super Bowl.
The guy who was bagging my groceries saw them and told me that they had a great seasonal combo of sauces out right now that go great with those hot dogs or meatballs. I told him if he ran and got the sauces for me, I would buy them and try it, so he did.
It is like the “3 ingredient meatball” recipe, but with a little bit more flavor. I thought the combo was really good! I just poured both jars in a crockpot with a bag of frozen meatballs and cooked them on high for an hour and then I added the hot dogs for the last 30 min (since they weren’t frozen). Even though the sauce had a bit of a kick to it because of the Sriracha in the BBQ sauce, the girls still ate a ton of them too!
FIVE- If you read my Whole30 Week Two post on Wednesday, you saw that I pretty much quit the Whole30. I had a terrible headache everyday and felt so weak and fatigued that I decided to add grains back in and I felt 100 percent better when I did! Since Anthony and I were both sick and on the Whole30 the weekend before last, we decided on Saturday that we should get out of the house. We went to Ghostface Brewery with the girls.
We love going to breweries because they are way more laid back than restaurants for kids. We actually have a “brewery bag” filled with Play-Doh, coloring books, stickers, paper and crayons.
We stayed longer than we expected to because a band was starting to play. Aurora loves to sing, dance and listen to music, so we wanted to see how she would react to a live band. She loved it and the band actually gave her a tambourine and let her “play” with them! We had a great night out!
That’s all for me! I hope you all have a great weekend!