Yesterday was entirely spent indoors.  Except for my husband who shoveled the driveway and sidewalks every two hours or so.

I thought about taking Calvin outdoors to play, but we got sidetracked building dinosaurs out of Duplo¬Æ blocks, mixing pancake batter, playing “hiding” and other fun games.After I created a “Mickey Mouse” from buckwheat pancakes and frozen blueberries, Calvin asked about Doofy and Donald Duck…naturally.¬† He did have fun eating the eyes, nose, and ears, and announcing every part that he devoured like a dinosaur.¬† I’ll admit, the pancake mouse looks an awful lot like his breakfast bear.¬† Oh, and he refers to pancakes as birthday cake since his first taste was on his 2nd birthday…so sweet!

Meanwhile…

Calvin snuggled under a quilt on the living room floor with his Daddy.¬† While staring up at the ceiling, he pretended to star gaze….pointing at imaginary constellations.¬† I think he misses going camping.

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My stir-crazy son is sick and tired of being stuck inside.  All he wants to do is play outside with a soccer ball, build a snow boy, play with kids at the playground, and run around with his head thrown back while the beautiful ringing of giggles escapes from his mouth into the crisp air.

I can’t help him with everything on his wish list, except for the snow boy…and only then if the snow conditions are just right.

Today, while dusting off several inches of snow on my vehicle, Calvin “helped” his Daddy shovel snow off the driveway.¬† He tromped around the drive and the yard until his cheeks were rosy pink.¬† I don’t know if he’s gotten all of his pent-up two-year-old energy out of his system, but at least for the first round of the day, it was a great joy for him.

To warm up after getting wet and cold from the snow, we enjoyed  a fabulous tea party complete with blueberry lemon tea and raisins.  Joining us was Mr. Bear.

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If you’d love some great snowy day craft ideas for Valentine’s Day, check out these great ideas from SuzySaid. We’re going to make the conversation heart wreath.

YOUR TURN:  Are you experiencing some winter weather?  What are you doing on your snow day?

Stay warm,

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