I Want to Build a Snowman

 As the snow fell on Thursday evening the girls were snuggled up in bed. I was tempted to wake them to show them the spectacle that I was witnessing it looked so magical. Eldest stirred for a little bit as she was cold so I got the chance to show her but she was so tired that she soon fell asleep under her duvet cover and blanket in place.


I Want to Build a Snowman


The next morning having remembered that snow had fallen she was excited to get outdoors to see whether there was any snow left on the ground. To her delight there was enough snow covering the ground that she felt she could build a snowman (or mummy could) but first we had to work out whether youngest was going in on eldest's day off or not. On seeing the snow youngest had decided that there was no way that she was going in to school. The conversation went a little like this

Me: Are you going to preschool today?
Youngest: No

Such a little cheeky madam but looking at the snow and trying to look at the list of schools to see if there's was closed or not proved a little challenge.

I Want to Build a Snowman

In the end hubby received an email saying it was on and we were all wrapped up warm and heading off to preschool. On the way we tried to channel our inner penguin as we tried to stay upright. Eldest did face plant the pavement once and I suggested we didn't pretend to be snow angels. It was also difficult to see where the path was under the layer of snow that surrounded us. Still we battled on and eldest was excited to see her friends and the preschool covered in snow. On our way to and fro we also noticed that there were tracks where we walked and some looked like they could belong to Daddy and others an animal such as a dog. I stayed behind to take one of the photos as eldest headed home eager to get out into the garden and build herself a snowman.

I Want to Build a Snowman

So it was that we ventured into the garden and I started rolling great balls of snow. Eldest did try to get involved but was unsure of what to do unless prompted. Many of the snowballs fell apart in my hands while others proved quite heavy to lift. Still I persevered trying to make the best snowman I could for my daughter who was so eager to have one. It was a shame that hubby had to get to work for I wonder if he would have done a better job than me. It was certainly not the Snowman many of us picture in our minds akin to the Raymond Briggs figure but reminded me more of a penguin. I was later to read Kids of the Wild post that said Snowmen were so old school and Snow Creatures were in and seeing the look on my daughters' face makes me think I still made her happy.

I Want to Build a Snowman

 As for youngest in her eagerness to get home she slipped out the preschool door and got a cold wet bottom as she landed on it. She hasn't been very impressed at all by the cold Winter we've had. I'm sure she prefers being snuggled up in the warmth instead.

How about you? Have you embraced the Snow or like my youngest desire warmer weather?

Comments

  1. It looks a mighty fine snowman to me. Slipping and sliding is all part of being out in the snow, I fell on my bottom a few times coming off our sledge! #CountryKids

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  2. Awww it looks like a fab snowman! I love the snow, in theory, but it can get a bit annoying if it lingers around for too long!! #CountryKids

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  3. We've embraced the snow this year, we kinda had too, being snowed in! After 3 days though the novelty wore off! Great snowman x #├žountrykids

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  4. What a cool snowman! We had so much snow last year, but it seems to have missed us this year.

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. x

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  5. We had a tiny smattering but not enough to make a snowman with, much to my three's consternation! #MMBC

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  6. Wow you had a lot more snow than us although my son's school was shut. Our snowman was tiny compared to yours #Countrykids

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  7. Looks like lots of fun in the snow - my girls made snow horses - anything goes! #countrykids

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  8. Your eldest looks like she was having a wonderful time helping build a snowman with you - they are not always easy to build and mine never look anything like the one in the Raymond Briggs story either! Sophie loves the snow and I think Jessica wanted to like the snow a little more but it was too cold for her to play in it for very long. Glad you managed to enjoy it while it lasted. #CountryKids

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  9. Such an amazing snowman I want to build a snowman but we only had a dusting of snow

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  10. This snowman looks perfect just the way it was! They are harder to build than they look, as my gang have found out time and time again. They all love the snow and I know I wouldn't have bothered to take ny of them to school on a day like this!
    #CountryKids

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  11. You're so lucky to have had a snow day together! We just didn't have enough snow this time. Love that snowman. I don't think they're old school personally, whatever makes the children (or adults!) happy in my book. Thanks a mill for sharing my link too #CountryKids

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