This week we did get some school done...but more excitedly we had our first "substantial" snowfall...according to the kids anyhow. Really, it wasn't much, but it was enough to sled on, and that is all that really matters to the kids. See here:
See? Not really more than an inch or so...but enough to sled on at least 3 times.
Then we tried a new recipe for homemade hot chocolate. I don't drink it, but I knew there must be a way to make it from scratch, using powdered milk...and we found a recipe...the kids loved it:
Then we had a surprise ice storm...we were expecting freezing rain, just not so much of it! We lost power, no heat, no water, no tv, no internet...but we were able to power up enough to get the refrigerator running as well as the pellet stove so at least we could stay warm, and not lose our food.
dd18 and dd6 went out to take a few pictures...here is our ice world: