This past weekend we went up to the cabin to try and get some skiing in, but were disappointed when we woke to -20 degree temperatures. The boys stayed trapped in the house for the majority of the day until they just couldn't handle it anymore. The thermometer read -1 and we decided they could bundle up and go outside for a few minutes.
They each had on three pairs of pants (including snow pants), two pairs of mittens, two pairs of socks, two long sleeved shirts, one sweater, two hats, and one scarf. Tommy and Ben stayed out for about 20 minutes both coming in twice to warm up. Joey stayed out for a little longer but was very agreeable when we told him it was time to come in.
They were met with hot chocolate and a roaring fire when all their layers were finally peeled off. And though it was only a few minutes of playing in the cold, they all slept great that night.