He played outside for almost an hour...
returning only to have me wrap his face in a scrarf.
When he returned he had icicles on his eyebrows and eyelashes...but he was one happy kid. They played out on the plow piles. I watched out the window with a huge smile on my face. Thinking of my years as a child, spending snow days out in the woods with my brother, sister, and neighbors. Sledding on a path we paved between trees down to the creek. It is amazing we didn't take a header into a tree. The heaven we gifted our mom - when we would spend hours out there.
While Charley was outside Henry was a little lost, again. So I got out some new watercolors and gave him a chance to try those. That kept him busy for a bit, then we sorted laundry, and the rest of the time he stood by the back window shouting,
Taco soup...which I think is the same recipe as several people I know, including my mom and friend Jesse. This recipe makes a HUGE amount. And it is really good - especially with some noodles, cheese and sour cream on top. TRY IT! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! I made it on the stove in my dutch oven. It filled it to the top and we still have half left over for tonight. It has simmered all day and makes the house smell so good. Enjoy! And perfect if you are married to a man that has a normal 30-45 min commute and when it snows it changes to 2 hours!