30 Jan 2015

Snow Celebrations



A kiss and a cuddle
Me and my Snowman

My three year old little boy has given me cause to celebrate every day since the day I found out I was going to be his Mum. 

This is the beauty of being a parent. There are so many reasons that call for a celebration. Big ones, little ones, the really important ones, and the ones that are considered really important. 

Like properly experiencing snow for the very first time. Not the little flurry that lasted all of ten minutes. And not that time when it was so late in the evening, all you could do was sit at the window and watch as it enveloped dark silhouettes in its silver cloak.

Today was different. The snow started falling even before breakfast was done. The cold grey sky, heaving under its burden, looked ready to burst. 

And so the snow fell, on and on through the morning, large flakes tumbling down thick and fast. Till all was covered in a pristine blanket of incandescent white.

All that remained was to wrap up in woolly layers and head out to revel in the warmth that only a first snowfall can radiate.

Then there was the business of throwing snowballs, using the Mother for target practice. She was game enough, what with it being another monumental first. 

Until she had had enough and threatened immediate withdrawal from the scene of action and a capping of all further snow-related fun. 

The focus shifted immediately to the more sedate task of building a snowman. Another first worthy of celebration. 

There was much snow-rolling, patting, pruning and thumping, before a vaguely snowmanesque shape emerged from the mounds of white that were beginning to form all around. 

The best thing about a first is that there is no precedent to follow. So even when shrivelled leaves become eyes and a lump of snow becomes the nose, the end result is still endearing in all its frozen entirety. 

Enough to warrant a kiss and a cuddle.



mumturnedmom

26 comments:

  1. Haha, i can imagine all the fun :)

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  2. Is it wrong I am jealous? We've had no snow. A duvet and dvd day would have been awesome.

    JuliesNotebook.co.uk

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  3. I envy you having a snow day. We rarely get much of a covering down here on the south coast!

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  4. I am so jealous of your snow. We had the tiniest bit

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  5. What an adorable snowman! I still remember making ours when I was a kid, but we didn't have a big garden so it ended up being very wonky because we'd run out of snow :')

    Sara | This Girl Loves

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  6. Ooh you had much more snow than us - I can't remember the last time we had enough to build a snowman!

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  7. These are fab photos - we have had no snow here in Birmingham other than one snow shower!

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  8. We have none - much to my kids utter despair! They are threatening to make s move to Scotland!

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  9. You are so lucky to have such a lovely son and snow...Lovely pictures.

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  10. So much fun when you are a child and lovely to watch as a parent too. Definitely a nice celebration!

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  11. Lovely - we had like a dripping of snow that totally melted straight away! I am in the same situation as you, my Daughter is old enough now to see and enjoy snow for the first time. Looks like you had so much fun!

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  12. Awww so cute! I love how proud he looks of his little snowman. Adorable.

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  13. Beautiful way to chronicle his first experience with snow. Here's to plenty more encounters with the white fluffy stuff!

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  14. That's a great snowman and your son looks like he was really dedicated to his project. Your words are beautiful too. #theprompt

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  15. Aww that's lovely, I'm glad he enjoyed the snow... we're still waiting for some here :-/

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  16. The first snowman definitely calls for a celebration. Did you toast with hot chocolate afterwards? I love how proud he is.

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  17. What a lovely way to capture the moment! It's great that you had enough to build a snowman. We only had a small flurry earlier today.

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  18. THATS one of the best bits for kids in winter - snow and snow mans

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  19. Definitely a cause to celebrate :) Fabulous snowman too! Thanks so much for sharing with #ThePrompt x

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  20. That first snow is something truly amazing for a child isn't it. Sounds like your son really enjoyed it. Lovely post #ThePrompt

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  21. I am snow jealous! We haven't had any snow down here for a couple of years and we really miss it. Lovely photo's

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  22. What lovely photos, your son looks hapapy with his snowman creation.

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  23. I am glad you all enjoyed playing in the snow - still none for us this year *sulks in the corner*

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  24. I wish we had some snow.
    It was snowing here for 10 maybe 15 min on Sunday but it didn't stick... all melted away :-(

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  25. We have had a few light coverings but nothing snowman worthy yet. This is lovely x

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  26. Gotta love a snow day. We had some this morning but it's gone already, I mean, come on, if it's going to snow it might as well do it properly!

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