We got walloped with ice and snow last night, so much so that *everything* in town is closed...the schools, the libraries, even OSU, which seldom closes. This is what I saw when I gathered the papers from the front step this morning:
and our backyard at lunch time (notice the pine branches bending under the weight of all the ice):
While I am bummed that there is no school today, I am incredibly thankful we have power and have enjoyed playing in the snow with the boys twice already today.
We decided to celebrate this morning with:
Snowman pancakes! We used my favorite pancake recipe and poured the batter in little circles, waiting about 5-10 second between pouring each circle, so the batter wouldn't just turn into one big blob. After they cooked, I added a shake or two of powdered sugar. Despite the scary/freaky/weird cranberry eyes, this idea was a hit with the boys!
I leave you with one last ice/snow picture, a glimpse of my lavender:
When life hands you a snow day, make snowman pancakes!
Snowy but happy,