Snow Storm Party

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We got quite the snow storm on the South Shore yesterday. It was crazy. The snow and wind gusts came fast and furious! But I was more than happy to have a “snow day” with my family. Actually, one of Quinn’s teachers at school said we should have a “storm party” to celebrate, so we called it that instead. I mean, doesn’t “storm party” sound a lot more fun!?

When we woke up on Thursday morning, I expected to see the ground covered in snow, but there wasn’t a single flake. In fact, the snow wasn’t even expected to start until nearly 8:30 AM, so we decided to get ourselves ready for the gym. Mal and I figured we’d be snowed in for the rest of the day, so might as well get out while we could!

Before we left the house, we ate breakfast. For me, it was rice cakes with peanut butter and banana. For Quinn, it was apple slices eaten via tongs, which he lovvveeed. Hey, whatever works, right? 🙂

Apple mustache! 🙂

Fun gym workout! I’m feeling a whole lot better since my injury, but I still scaled the Box Jumps to Step-Ups. I just wasn’t feeling the jumping, but everything else felt fine!

Blizzard in the forecast? CrossFitters be like…

Seriously, the gym was JAMMING. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it that crowded. I guess everyone else had the same thought as us!

After CrossFit, we swung by Coffee Shake for iced coffees and a donut to share.

Slim-pickings for donuts!

Back at home, we settled in. We had no plans to leave the house again. We played lots of games and even broke out Quinn’s old eagle costume for a little bit! 🙂

Trader Joe’s Vegetarian Chili was on the menu for lunch. For the canned stuff, it was really good!

I added some shredded cheddar to my chili and then paired it with some leftover sauteed greens.

After lunch, it was time for Quinn’s nap, so I headed upstairs and immediately got to work. I took the morning off, so I definitely needed to get some things done. I snacked on a Kashi Dark Mocha Almond Chewy Granola Bar and some sparkling pineapple water while I worked.

I worked for about 2 hours before a tiny human crept into my office. The door opened, and I saw a small face looking at me. Too cute! After that, I finished up a few items and then called it quits for the day. It’s so hard for me to get work done when my family is home.

After that, I was hungry again. I swear being snowed in makes you eat more! I finished off some BBQ chicken leftovers from the night before.

Then, it was time go outside and play in the snow! I got Qman all dressed in his Cubbies shirt, snowpants, and boots.

I finished off the outfit with a snow coat, gloves, and hat. All geared up!

Quinn played outside for maybe 5 minutes before he wanted to come back inside. I don’t blame him – it was so windy outside! When he got inside, he wanted hot cocoa without the hot cocoa! 🙂

Pizza was on the menu for dinner!

Quinn was all about pizza until we were about to sit down to eat and then asked for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Typical 3 year old move, but he ate almost the whole thing!

I finished off the night with UNREAL candy.

And pug cuddles!

Question of the Day

Did you have a snow day yesterday? How was it?

Do you tend to eat more (junk) on snow days? 

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18 Comments

  1. I do. It’s something about wanting to feel comforted and cozy. I’m trying to get back on the wagon after the holidays, so I ate pretty well and got in a workout, but I did have a big pancake for breakfast and found myself craving carbs all day.

  2. We had a snow day and it was not as fun as yours! Toddlers are such a mixed bag – Nora did not want to nap and was pretty cranky all day. I hid in the bathroom with a cup of coffee and a cookie for a while 🙂 – luckily she ate a pretty decent grownup dinner and went to bed early (for no nap)….and we were able to have a decent dinner of salmon and Brussels sprouts. I won’t count it as a win, but not a loss either :). That storm was NUTS.

  3. Its been a crazy weak! Our snow came in around the same time (In CHarleston!) so an early workout definitely took place! Glad you guys are warm and safe! It’s insane to look out the window and still see inches of snow here, what a storm!

  4. We live in Marlborough, MA so we had a snow day as well and yes I wanted to EAT ALL THE THINGS! Its horrible – I even enjoyed a beer AND a glass of Wine. I think being home with a 3 year old boy and a 5 month old while trying to work will do that to ya!

  5. WOW! That is a lot of snow. We got maybe 2-3 inches and everyone has lost their minds! Looks like you guys had a blast with your “storm party” 🙂

  6. Hey Tina! Will you be doing your Friday “What I’m loving lately” weekly posts again anytime, miss those! 🙂

  7. I’m not sure about craving junk food, but I definitely eat more comfort food when it’s cold and snowy out. Everything from spaghetti and meatballs to chili (like you had). I’m all about the things that warm you up when it’s cold out.

  8. I had two, now possibly going on 2.5 snow days! We maybe got 5 inches of snow where we are in North Carolina? The biggest problem here is that almost NO plowing happens, so buses can’t make it out to kids who live further off the highways. I’m hoping I still have my afternoon session today! We weren’t completely snowed in, so it wasn’t hard to make good eating choices and go to the gym. But I’m sure if we were stuck, I’d have eaten more junk than usual!

  9. Hot cocoa without the cocoa!!! Too cute. 🙂

    My nephew asks for peanut butter and jelly without the jelly. I said “Well that’s just a peanut butter sandwich.” Him: “No, it’s a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the jelly.” Me: “OK then.” Gotta love them!

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