For January, it’s been really quite mild. It’s all relative of course, but we’ve been having some distinctly spring-like days amongst the sub-zero ones. And hardly any snow!
But, the weekend before last we finally had our first real snow storm of the year. The kids were thrilled.
It began with a covering of snow on the Friday morning. Enough that my daughter was beside herself with glee!
The real snow started on Saturday morning. It was coming down heavily by the time I left to take the 7yo to his first basketball game of the season. And it was still coming down when we left the gym. So much had fallen by then in fact, that I failed to get our car up the driveway when I got home! Some shoveling and sanding later, my neighbor kindly brought the car in for me…
It kept snowing until the early hours of Sunday and we awoke to a winter wonderland. With a good six inches of snow, the kids couldn’t wait to get out in it.
We had a wonderful time on the Sunday, spending hours in the garden playing. It was a beautiful, bright day. Cold, but gorgeous. The snow stayed until the Tuesday when the rain came and washed it all away. It then felt like spring for the next three days, and we walked home from school without jackets, struggling to believe that there had been half a foot of snow a couple of days earlier!
But that’s New England for you :)
[In the interests of keeping the number of photos per post to a manageable amount (a promise I made to myself last year!) you’ll have to wait for our first sledging and first snow painting of the year antics..!]
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