Despite the cold, despite the snow; despite the polar vortex!
Despite the cold toes, the icy fingers and the frozen noses.
Despite all of that; this winter has been full of joy.
Sledges and snowmen and igloos;
Snow painting, potions and snowballs!
The cries of no school, yay echoing through the house.
Snow falling, light and sparkly or thick and fast.
So pretty, so much, so deep.
Watching the snow ploughs; snow flowing in front like a wave; crashing to shore at the kerb. Snow banks as tall as the 4yo!
Children helping with snow clearing; piling it higher and higher.
Neighborhood cheer, all hands on deck.
Shovels at the ready; look at us mummy, look what we’ve done.
The wee girl walking in snow for the first time; curious.
What does snow feel like, how does it taste?
Why do I have to wear gloves?
Don’t want my hat!
Mummy, hans ouch, guvs peese, wan hat!
Catching snowflakes on our tongues; making snow angels.
Running and sliding and slipping.
Watching our breath make clouds as we walk.
Building sledge runs in the garden.
Whoosh, again and again and again…
Children laughing and squealing!
A half constructed igloo, proudly standing centre stage.
Snow painting; a rainbow appearing on white snow.
So much fun. Such excitement: playing together, imaginations running wild, adventures to be had.
So much to learn. Soft, shimmery snow; no good for snowmen or snowballs, easy to shovel. Thick, sticky snow; great for snowmen and throwing, exhausting to shovel. Snow subjected to days (and days) of sub-zero temperatures; crunchy and icy and slippery! So many different types of snow, so many different games to play :)
Rosy cheeks, smiling faces, full of joy. Perfect childhood moments.
I’m joining in with Day One of the wonderful One Week [Winter 2014] over at Older Mum in a Muddle, which runs for the next three days; and looking back over our winter and what it has meant to me. Come back tomorrow for Day Two.