Hot Chocolate in the Woods


Complete with marshmallows & hot chocolate,  we ventured off into the woods during the snow storm on Saturday. Often the kids and Dad go on these little adventures without me, but Kenzie requested I join her this time. Wow. I don’t know why I’ve been skipping out on these trips. It really was as my kids often say daily, “THE BEST DAY EVER!”  Really.

I mean how often does one get to eat marshmallows deep in the woods – with hot chocolate – and all while snow was falling down from the sky above?

There is nothing like the quiet of the woods during a snow fall.

Or being outdoors and finally breathing fresh air after all those weeks of being indoors in the winter.

The trees looked beautiful. Kenzie led the way as we followed the trails and traversed the creeks for over an hour.

When the kids were tired, they got a free ride.

And snow really seems to make kids smile.  (With no encouragement either!)

About half way through our hour long walk they were able to dive into the hot chocolate. It was a delight for everyone but the marshmallows were a bit frozen as it really was chilly out there.

About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).


  1. kat says:

    SO Cute and fun! I love it when my kids use the “Best day ever” comment too, it makes my heart sing.

  2. shar says:

    those pictures are priceless treasures. enjoy every minute you have with those cuties.

  3. Mike says:

    The pictures are great. Snow, cold, hot chocolate and adventures in the woods – kids love it. What is it about snow that makes kids smile and laugh, while us wise adults have so much trouble when we hear snow is coming? It’s great to share such memorable moments with the kids in the snow; they’ll remember it forever all the great times.

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