Last weekend marked the first family snow day for us. It was a big deal as MM has never been in the snow. Mr P and I were like two little kids impatiently willing the snow to fall harder, bigger, softer, and stick. It started falling on the Saturday so we took a little family walk in it. MM’s first impressions of snow falling from the sky couldn’t have been farther from magical and joy. If you follow me on instagram you can see her desperately screaming for the snow to in fact, stop falling on her and her sad face, see it again here. When we woke up on Sunday and saw snow still on the ground, we were a little apprehensive on how our first family snow day would go that day.
We had bought sleds years ago when B was little, praying it would snow for some family fun but it never did and we were excited to finally put them to use. We bundled up warm as we could and prepared for a sledding day. We kept telling MM snow is soft, and fun to play with. It took some convincing but we put her in one sled and B in another and set off for the big hills behind our house. They were instantly squealing with laughter on their first sleigh ride. Mr P and I were throwing snowballs like two little kids. It was looking good for a snow day for us.
As you can see as long as they were happily out of the snow and being pulled on their sleds their were laughing. I had this silly thought that I would capture my family photo for this month in the beautiful snow, all together as it was a big milestone but the kids/hubby had other ideas. When it came time to take any photo with me, hubby included there was an uproar and protests. One photo attempt even saw me get white washed (face down) in the snow by my lovely son, B. It’s a prime example of #lifeasablogger failed! I still haven’t had the chance to take a nice one as both kids are now sick. You can see MM’s face says it all below that I am clearly ruining snow day for them all. So we headed back for some more sledding on the hill.
Daddy’s strength was put to the test pulling these two monkeys up and down the steep hill. But I said it was good for him and used the fact that I wanted to capture the moment. Our sledding didn’t last long at the top of the hill as it was absolutely blowing a gail. You could barely stand up without being forced in one direction or another. I stupidly thought I would attempted one more family capture at the top looking over all the snowy fields and as the tripod blew over it snapped this one below. It was almost sideways before it clicked and made me laugh however no one else thought it was funny.
We made our way back down the hill after Daddy tried to sled down the biggest part of the hill and hit a four foot drop off and broke the sled. He is a total kid when it comes to snow. The wind really started to burn our faces and kids were getting cold and fussy. It was time to go home. Snow days never last that long when you have little ones.
We walked back home with the snow rapidly melting behind us and memories of our first family snow day together. Things may have not gone as smoothly as I envisioned they rarely do but we had a lovely snowy Sunday morning. I was really impressed with how much B liked sledding and the snow too. He even stayed out longer to play with his best friend next door in the snow some more. I may not like living in the snow but I love playing in it when it falls. I hope we get some more fluffy white snow before winter is over because I am sick of the rain all year, it’s boring and you can only jump in so many muddy puddles.
One of the negatives of living so far south is that we don’t often get snow – last weekend we had the mildest of dustings which disappeared in minutes. Your two look like they had a blast though – beautiful photos! x
We only get it one day or two every four or five years up here too. Glad MM finally got to see it.
Pamela | lifewithmunchers says
Snow days always look picturesque, but we get snow every year and it’s hard to see past the burning ears and freezing feet. Maybe I’m getting old! x
Oh yes I grew up where there was months and months of five feet of snow so I know what it’s like to live in it day to day. Awful. However one or two days of fluffy white magic I could live with. lol
Rachel In Real Life says
Aw we were gutted we didn’t get any snow this year. I love it for a little while but I don’t like it once it starts melting and turns to slush.
Oh bless you ours didn’t last but a day and not much fallen on the ground but we made the most of it. I was hoping for more longer.
Ah, it looks like you had a great time. We had snow in Yorkshire too but like yourselves it wasn’t much. I’m glad MM liked it in the end. Fab photos! It’s lovely to cherish days and moments like this xxx
I really wish we had a lot more and it stayed for a bit to make the most of it. Thanks lovely. Definitely moments to remember.
Christine Kenny says
Ah these pics are just so adorable. They look like they had an amazing day! Would love some snow, but doesn’t occur often here in sunny South Africa.
They had fun although it didn’t last long after Daddy broke sled and MM fell in the snow and both kids got cold quick. But their first experience will be remembered for sure. lol
Oh I’m so jealous we’ve no snow down here, only really cold rain! Looks fun xx
I hate the rain it’s more fun to have fluffy snow but ours only lasted a few hours sadly and now we are back to wind and rain. Ugh.
Catie: An imperfect mum says
Oh this looks like such fun! I have very happy memories of snow fun days when I was young. The boys are desperate for snow but looks like we’ve missed out again this year.
Oh me too as we would get tons and tons of it every year for months on end. I have a lovely snow childhood memory. I only wish we got a little bit more here for the kids to play in.
How lovely! We’ve only had one day of snow so far over here in South Derbyshire in the UK – my little one is only three months old so we’re not quite at the playing out stage yet, but I’m looking forward to being able to have days like you’ve just described. Joining up with ‘Share with Me’ for the first time (fairly new to blogging) – thanks for hosting such a lovely linky 🙂
Welcome to blogging and share with me lovely. So glad you found my blog hop. It’s a great place to get to know other blogs and bloggers. Oh yes it’s taken three years to see snow for us so we could have a day like this. Hahaha only lasted the morning and had all melted by lunch time sadly. But we enjoy it while we could. Thanks.
Becky, Cuddle Fairy says
You four look so cute in the snow! I wish we would get some for the kids to see & play in. It doesn’t feel like winter here with no snow! #sharewithme
Thanks Becky minus our cold, wet attempt at a family capture hahahah It is weird we only get snow like once every five years here and for a day that’s it and it’s gone again. This lasted until noon. lol
Jessica Powell (Babi a Fi) says
Snow! We didn’t have any here but I’m not too upset… when Marianna’s big enough to play in it I’ll probably not be happy, but at least more willing, to go out in it. 😉 I love to look at it though! #sharewithme
Oh yes when they get bigger you see that magic in their eyes when they first see it fall is the very best.
Oh this looks so lovely! Little Lady was very little when she first experienced snow, so I doubt she hardly remembers it. This weekend, however, was epic because we got a full-blown blizzard. Almost 2 ft fell on us in 24 hours and though it was cold and windy, when it was over, we played every little bit in it. It was great and she loved every bit of it. Glad MM finally experienced her first now, and your family had such a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing your captures on #sharewithme this week! Have a great rest of your week 🙂
Wow that is a lot of snow in a short time. Kids absolutely love the magic of snow falling. So cute. We had a great time for sure.Have a lovely weekend ahead.
Snow days are the best! So glad you were able to enjoy one with your beautiful family!
Thanks Christina it was fun. Sadly didn’t capture the four us looking happy after hours in the snow I should have took it first before we played. hahaha Lesson learned.
Lovely photos. We haven’t had any yet. The big one keeps asking! #sharewithme
Oh yes it would be nice if it stuck around at least for a few days. Then it can melt away. Kids love it.
Looking out on a dull rainy day here in Cornwall I couldn’t agree with you more. Love your sledging photos and every sympathy for trying to get one of you all together, I never manage it. We still haven’t had any snow so I am very envious of yours. Please #Share withme on #CountryKids too, perfect outdoor fun!
Oh yes I finally did get an outdoor post written I will be sure to link up this week with it. I totally forgot thanks for the reminder lovely.
Mummy Fever says
I love the snow – it’s my favourite kind of weather, but it never lasts long enough here – I need to live in Canada really! #sharewithme
Oh yes we get a lot over in Canada… I lived five minutes from the border so I am used to lots and lots of snow.
Morgana (@little_fierce) says
Gorgeous post! Shame about the family pics, but the ones of them enjoying the sled rides are just perfect. How cute are their little faces?! xx
Big shame I thought it would be so nice to recall our snowy adventures. In hindsight I should have taken fam photos before playing hours in the cold snow and waiting until they are tired. lol
looks great. We have been spending quite a bit of time sledding lately also. Nothing beats the look of joy on their faces when they wake up and see a fresh snowfall outside
It is a true magical smile they have isn’t it when they see it covering the ground. I have to say I get a little excited as it never last more than a day here.
Sara @ Handy Herbs says
Great pictures – love the smiles on their faces! We had some snow too and went out for an early morning walk which we all enjoyed 🙂 #Sharewithme
Oh glad you got to get out in it and enjoy. Lovely magical walk I bet. Thanks hub.
Cheryl @ ReimerandRuby says
They both looked like they had the best times of their lives… my kids are the same, they kept waiting for snow, unfortunately when we had snow here in Scotland, we were away for a holiday and when we return this week, it starts to get mild again. Hope there will be more to come before winter finishes. Lovely post and beautiful photos too! #sharewithme
Oh no so sad you missed it. Bet you get it more often than we do though. It’s like one day ever five years here. Hahaha kids were in heaven.
Well you might not have got the photos to show it all but I’m glad you all had fun in the end! Toby saw his first snow the weekend before last too. He only went and played in the garden and it had gone by tea time but he had such a great time. I’m hoping like you though that we get some more snow before the winter is over.
Oh yes we definitely had fun that’s for sure and that’s all that matters isn’t it? More snow days please.
Silly Mummy says
Sounds lovely – glad MM came round! My two still haven’t seen snow. We live in south & on coast, so snow is not very common. Makes me sad as I love snow & I’m from the North, where we always had more. #sharewithme
Tracey Abrahams says
Im not that keen on snow. Actually thats an understatement, I hate is with a passion, it is cold, wet, evil vomit from the sky!!
Your kids do look like they had a fab time though xx #sharewithme
Life Loving says
Gorgeous pictures! We never got any snow here. Here’s hoping there is some snow. I’m a big kid in it too!
Sally @ Life Loving
John Adams says
EVERYONE should be a total kid around snow. Shame it wasn’t deeper! Next time the snow falls, I bet both kids will go wild for it. Thanks fo rhosating #sharewithme
Mrs Tubbs says
That looks such fun! 🙂 I love snow until it starts hanging round for ages and I have to try and get to work in it … 🙁
Aww wow this looks like so much fun. Some fantastic photos too.
My youngest hasn’t seen snow yet 🙁 ..hoping might get some soo thou xx
I wish had more for longer I really do. They didn’t get the full experience but at least they have seen it now. Ahh bless I hope some fluffies come your way. Thank you.
What an amazing time – we’ve been desperate for snow here, we’d love to go sledging!
We are hoping we get more sometime before spring. Lots of white fluffy snow so we can play more. I will think it your way too!
Aww some lovely photos even though the day wasn’t exactly what you’d hoped for! We had a day of snow too and it was Lizzy’s first experience of snow as well, we had a little play out in my parents’ back garden, it was so lovely seeing her reaction to it, she’s such a cautious child so she wasn’t rolling around in it but she still loved stomping around! Xx
Erin @ Nourishing My Scholar says
Awe what a fun snow day! I’m sorry it didn’t turn out quite like you had hoped, but it still looks like special family day together. I hope we both see snow before winter is over. It has been unseasonably warm where we live. All of our plants are confused and I could really go for some sledding with the kids!