Regular readers will know that we have had several feet of snow (somewhere around eight of them I believe…!) and we haven’t been able to go out into the back garden in about six weeks!
The last time we were out there was to build a snowman back in January!
Last weekend we decided to try and venture out. The snow is still a couple of feet deep across the garden, but it turned out that it was so compact and frozen at this stage, the kids could walk on top of it. My husband, not so much!
The kids were thrilled to get back in the garden, and thought that the still buried swings were particularly fun.
There was lots of jumping off things and looking over the 7ft high fence :)
I apologise for the quality of some of the photos, I was standing back to try and better convey how deep the snow still is (and to be honest, didn’t fancy sinking into it!).
Initially steps out were tentative, with worries over sinking!
While the wee girls swing was still buried, the boys was just above the level of the snow…
It was entertaining to see the 8yo looking over a fence that is normally well above head height, and my husband also took advantage of the unusual view.
The kids were all happy to get back inside their play house, and we managed to find one of the wee girls gloves (left outside the day before the first blizzard); the second one is still under snow, somewhere!
The 8yo was the first to come inside, after an unfortunate incident with a rather large slab of icy snow falling off the playhouse roof, on to his head!
The wee girl wasn’t too far behind, after having some fun on the swing and playing shop in her house. The snow was quiet slippy, so daddy gave her a hand back to the door, where he sank up to his thigh in the snow!
The 5yo was, as always, the last to give up. He spent ages jumping off the top of the remains of the snow man before finding the pile of snow against the side of the house; the result of clearing the roof of the dining room (to stop the ceiling leaking…!).
He was very proud to make it to the top, and used it as a slide :) He went up and down that pile of snow so many times, slipping and sliding on the icy surface, but always determinedly getting to the top. Bless him.
Eventually it was time for my tired, but happy, boy to come inside.
I’m linking up with the wonderful Country Kids at Coombe Mill, as always. Click on the badge to see what everyone else has been up to and be inspired to get outside!