I've always wanted to own my own bookstore/coffee shop, and this is what I want to call it. I actually hate cherries, except fresh Bing cherries. But honestly, a hot fudge sundae is not complete without a cherry. It's just that extra topping that makes it perfect. And that's what I want out of life...all the extras that God gives to make it "perfect" or at least a little closer to heavenly.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Snow Days

We've had 8 "Snow Days" so far this school year, 4 of which occurred this week. Braxton's been recovering from the flu and the high for most days was in the teens. So we really didn't venture out much in our Winter Wonderland. (So thankful we decided to try Netflix last month--LOVE IT!)
Braxton has this amazing 2nd grade teacher. Because we were anticipating so many snow days, she sent a list of activities home with her students to keep them entertained and provide some education during the week. The lists ranges from "clean your room" (which Braxton responds "What kind of teacher does that?") to flip a coin 100 times and tally your results. It's been fun for all of us. As a bonus, for every activity he does and receives his parents signature, he gets a penny towards the classroom store (which means I don't have to persuade him to do his homework)! :)

One of things on the list was "Make Snow Ice Cream," and it occurred to me that I don't think I've ever done this. It was a tradition in Lloyd's home, so we decided it would be a great time to start it in our's as well. The boys loved it--Daddy even made a 2nd helping after the little ones went to bed! :)

Bryce wanted a silly picture!

Brady loved it so much he kept trying to convince us that his wasn't all gone...

Here's the recipe we used...

3 cups of loose clean snow (or shaved ice)
2 tbsp milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients, sample result, and add more sugar and vanilla to taste. (compliments of Kids Bible & Me Learner Guide)

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