Winter: sledding and snowmen

It’s snowing again. Just lightly. Not even enough to cover the ground, a light sprinkling really, but it’s reminding me of all the fun we had in the snow last month.

The forecast for next week is a different matter, and if the predicted storm hits we’ll be back to playing in the snow. Perhaps we’ll manage some more sledding or build another snowman, because we had A LOT of fun doing just that a few weeks ago.

We’re lucky enough to have a decent slope in our garden that the kids can use for a sled run, and in the last round of heavy snow they certainly made the most of it!

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Most of the snow we’ve had so far this year hasn’t been sticky enough for building snowmen. So sledding has been a popular choice.

My daughter was desperate to build a snowman though, and each time it snowed she’d give it a good go. Getting so frustrated when the snow refused to pack and just fell apart. She and her brother did discover that the snow that had been compacted and thrown by the snow blower stayed solid enough to be used to decorate a tree though! They spent ages hanging snowballs from branches one afternoon.

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My son even managed to use three of these snowballs to make a tiny snowman that lived on our porch for a couple of days!

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But no big, proper snowman.

Until the last day of the snowstorms in February. Finally the snow was sticky enough.

With some help from their dad, my daughter and the 7yo rolled a couple of giant snowballs ready to use as bodies. The next day we went out and finished them off. Although my daughter insisted on starting a new one that would be all her own work. That’s my girl!

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And one very happy girl at that. The poor snowman never did get any eyes though.

It remains to be seen if there will be more sledding or snowman building next week… Watch this space!
 

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20 thoughts on “Winter: sledding and snowmen”

  1. That sledging path looks such amazing fun. We have a sledge in the shed covered in dust as it was 6 years ago it was last used. Every year I hope to share a post like this one, my kids were younger than yours last time we had snow I think! It does look like the perfect sledging slope you have there. When we do get snow it must be more the wet sticky type as snowmen are usually easy to create. I love your perseverance and what a lovely snowman at the end.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      It’s great fun, the kids love it! Yup, I didn’t realise there were so many different kinds of snow :)

  2. That’s a great sledging path. N’s never been sledging – the only time we had enough snow where the road was passable to get to the best places, he was only a year old. I’m loving the snowman’s hair! #countrykids

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      I quite liked the hair too :) We’re lucky to be able to sled in the garden, it saves having to drive to one of the local sledging hills!

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      My younger two really do love the snow. My eldest is not so keen on the cold, but the younger two will spend hours in the garden!

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