Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Our Southern Snow Day

Oh, the weather outside was mild,

But my restless children were wild.

So on our last day with no place to go,

We let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!


For our Southern snow day brunch, I served pancakes and hot chocolate. One small and one large pancake made each snowman's body. Chocolate chips, berries and marshmallows filled in details to make eyes, buttons, a toboggan and snow drifts. And, of course, no snowman pancake would be complete without a bacon scarf to keep him warm! Cotton batting sprinkled with glitter made a soft covering of snow for our breakfast table, and snowman accessories completed the frosty look.



Soft snowman-covered fleece blankets monogrammed for each child were perfect for snuggling during story time, and we loved getting cozy with our new kittens Sonny and Sarah.


33 comments:

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

You're just amazing!

Sarah said...

I just love those pancakes!

Sandy Toes said...

Those pancakes are just perfect for a snow day! Wow..you impress me!
-sandy toes

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Melissa, this makes me want to have a snow day! Such fun! Thanks for sharing...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Becky Welch said...

Great ideas! We were very restless yesterday as well but today - off to school!

Tracy said...

How sweet! I love the kitty wrapped up in the blanket. :)

Runner Mom said...

Those pancakes are just darling! Yum!!!

Your children are precious! Enjoy the day!
Blessings,
Susan

Carly Winborne said...

so so fun! i don't know which I wish for most - the pancakes or those fleece blankets! love it all.

Wendy said...

I am so glad that I discovered your blog. This is just amazing! I am definitely going to try this with my four little ones! Simply adorable!

Hailey said...

You make such amazing things. Your children are so lucky to have a creative mom.

Grand Occasions said...

Marshmallows and cotton batting are MY kind of snow! Enjoy them while they are young, they grow up very fast. I miss doing those special little things with mine, but will soon have a granddaughter to make new memories with.

Judy said...

When our daughters were much younger, they would talk about some of their friend's mothers as "fun mothers". You, would fit in that category. You create some of the most fun, colorful, and delicious looking pasttimes for your children. Thank you for always sharing them with all of us.

dddiva said...

How fun, looks wonderful, as always. Now I want pancakes and I don't even like them. ;)

Lillibeth said...

You have a lovely blog! Your Snow Day looks like so much fun. I remember bundling up my cat when I was little:)

Thank you for sharing!
-Mrs. Humphrey

The Holtons said...

I love all your ideas for entertaining your kids, especially when everyone is ready for school to start! Laurie loved telling about the robe you did for her...so sweet! Thanks for helping those girls feel so special, of course they are to me! Ginny Holton, La, Lo and Le's aunt

sweeter and the bubbas said...

I'm not a cat lover, but those little kittens make me want one NOW!! Seriously, your kids are just very blessed to have a mommy like you. :-) Those pancakes look super yummy!

The Holtons said...

By the way, where did those throws come from?

Ginny

Melissa Lester said...

Ginny, the throws came from Wal-Mart for around $6 each. They are a gracious size and very soft.

Nikki said...

Hi! I am a friend of Laurie's and I just love reading your blog. You have the greatest ideas and you make the smallest detail so important and special! Just looking at that cup of hot chocolate makes me want to make a cup even though it is 80 degrees in Valdosta, Georgia today :)! Hope you have a wonderful new year.

Nikki Warren

Live.Love.Eat said...

TOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All of it!

The Southern Housewife said...

Wow. You are seriously amazing. Ok, there must be either 3 of you, or you must not sleep....like ever!!! OK, I'll be spending a few hours on your blog and I'm adding you to my blog roll. You are my new inspiration! Move over Martha!!!!
The Southern Housewife

Rebecca said...

When I first saw the title of this post, I thought I must have missed the snow. I don't have to tell you that it is 76 outside right now!
What a wonderful idea to still experience a snow day!!!!

Rachel and Jacob said...

It has been a while since i visited your place. What a great post to come back tooo!! I love your little fam... ::sigh:: I want to make breakfast like that but no kiddos here yet. :(

Beth said...

I left an award for you over at my blog. Come and check it out.

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

Congrats on the new animalia! How fun! Cats are the way to go. Unless you want a dog...I have an extra one ...

;)

Looks like it was tons of fun!

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

OK, and did you surge those edges? I looked at a store-bought fleecie that I have today and saw the edges surged and wondered if my new sewing machine could do that...I don't know that we need any more fleecies around here, but I'll have to hold onto the pancake idea...we always do snow cones on snow days. It's kind of become 'our thing.' And always in fancy glasses, of course! And chocolate chip cookies on rainy days...I think we need to find a day for celery sticks or hummus.

Or NOT.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Your kids are so lucky! I can't even imagine how much fun that would be to have a breakfast like that! It's so creative!

mommy2gabby said...

What a very fun Snow day breakfast! You are very creative down to the last detail! The pictures are simply gorgeous of your children.

So glad I found your blog!
Jody

Kris said...

I loved the snowman so much that I just had to make some for my kids! You can check mine out at www.livymarie.blogspot.com . I forgot the hat, but they were pumpkin flavored, so just as delicious! Thanks for your wonderful blog and great ideas!

Kris Sims

Ms. Tee said...

I found you through Wendy's blog - your snowday breakfast is just adorable, along with your children :) I'm happy to have discovered your blog!

Marcie said...

Love the pancakes...and your children are just beautiful!!! I have been "trying" for a few years now..and seeing things like this, making life so special for your kids, I know I have to keep trying! Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca said...

You are so creative and crafty! I love all your ideas! :)

Heather Woyak said...

So cute!! We are in AL so yeah...we would love some snow from time to time. Well, I would. But for like a day. ;)

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