Winter: first snow

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!

Even with less than an inch of the white stuff she was so excited to get outside and run around, dancing and throwing snow. It was a joy to watch.

This dusting was nothing compared to what was coming the next day though.

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.

Of course, snow angels were a must.

As was crawling in it?

Sadly, it was too light and fluffy for snowmen, which was very disappointing for the wee girl. Sledding and snow painting (blog posts to follow!) more than made up for it though!

And, it was perfect for throwing!

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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31 thoughts on “Winter: first snow”

  1. You had so much snow, the kids look in their element enjoying the snow layering your garden! I love the photos of the two of them crawling in the snow, didn’t you know that’t the must-do thing to do. It looks almost like you were in a fairytale scene with it being so light and fluffy, I love the shot of your son throwing it.

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      It was beautiful when we woke up, I love seeing the garden covered in snow like that :) And, light and fluffy means easy to shovel too. Well, easier!

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      It was good fun, have to say. Doesn’t look like we’ll be getting any more snow for a while, but I have more photos to share :)

  2. Oh wow look at all that snow. We never got anything! Well a small dusting but that was it. So gutted as I love snow and the kids have never really seen proper snow yet. I live in Scotland for goodness sakes I am meant to get snow all the time! #CountryKids

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      Ha! We were in Scotland before we moved over to the US and the only time I remember snow like this in recent years was back in 2010 :)

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      It was kind of perfect really :) I have got more used to the snow, but I like when it doesn’t hang around for too long!

  3. We never get snow in my part of Cornwall, the rest of the UK seem to get some more often but it is so rare down here. Mostly it is a good thing as I hate driving in it, but it would be so nice to be able to make a snowman again!

    Stevie x

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      Driving in it is not fun, but I’m getting better at it. Needs must! Hoping the next time we have snow it’s the ‘right’ kind for snowman building :)

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      I might not be quite the fan that the kids are, but I’m so glad that they get to experience snow like this :)

  4. I love your snow photos – probably because I’m so jealous that we don’t have any, although I also know what a pain it is to be cold, wet and snowed in. But still, it looks lovely and the children are clearly enjoying the Wee Girls is clearly enjoying the winter season again.
    Beautiful photography as always, Sara

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      I think each year I get a bit more used to it, but we haven’t had a really big storm yet this year, so I may change my tune then!

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