17 January 2015

A day out in the snow

Snow. And a lot of it. That was the only thing I had on my letter to Santa last Christmas. And we did get it, plenty of it! Of course, it did help we were in Finland over Christmas holidays.  So here are a few more pictures of us frolicking in the snow, one of those many days we were out and enjoying the great outdoors. 




I grew up in Finland so when I was little, playing in snow was all we did, all winter long. We would burrow through snowbanks, pretending to be snow moles in their tunnels. We would build snow forts, gather an arsenal of snowballs, and battle till the sunset. We would build snowmen, snow women, and sometimes even snow horses to ride on.





These are some of the things I wish my daughter would have memories as well. We are planning to visit Finland every winter, so hopefully we will have a chance to do these things together.





This time we sat in snow, played with snowballs, pulled her around in a sled, ran around in snow, and made snow angels. Well, I made one, and had a little assistant jumping on me. Next year she will be old enough to understand what snowmen are, and I am already looking forward to making a few with her. Or for her, for her to topple over. 





We played out pretty long, nearly until twilight...

I am pretty excited about one thing coming up in a few months... We will have another chance to go out and play in snow in March, as we are going skiing for a week!

Have you had a chance to have fun in the snow yet this winter?





16 comments:

  1. Ahh how lovely, looks like so much fun!! No chance of snow here, I can't wait to take Arthur in it one day (we took him to the snow dome in Milton Keynes when we were back in the UK for the summer that's the closest we've come to snow in years!!) x

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    1. It was great fun :) I bet Arthur was so amazed by Milton Keynes - must have been fun playing around there, hope you get to experience natural snow too soon :)

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  2. We love snow!! If I can still get around in it, that is. We had snow just after Christmas here, it didn't settle where we live, but did on a hill nearby, perfect for sledging. We have had snow again the last few days, again its not settled here, but hoping to take a drive past the hill again today to see if its got snow on... Looks like great fun, and wow a snow horse?? We have made a snow dog before when I was a child! #countrykids

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    1. Sledging, that is so much fun! I hope you've managed to get a bit of snow on that hill, that would be a brilliant way to spend the weekend :) Fingers crossed :)

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  3. Snow is just so magical whatever the age isn't it, lovely pictures and she looks so snug in that suit. It looks so beautiful and great to be able to stay out until it is nearly dark #countrykids

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    1. I do love snow - even if it isn't particularly special for me as I've grown around since a baby. The sun does set really early in Finland during the winter... It was probably around 4 at the time.

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  4. My children are both so disappointed that we've not had snow so far. I do enjoy being out in it, especially when it's freshly fallen and it's at the weekend or during a holiday! Such beautiful pictures and that snow suit looks perfect :)

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    1. Aww, so sorry, but who knows, there is still time for some snow this winter. Hopefully you will get some soon! I do love this snowsuit, very cute. We got a new snowsuit now as well, as this one was getting a bit too small.

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  5. It's great that you're trying to make sure your daughter can create some of the memories you have form when you were a child. Kids love snow play it's always an exciting adventure. I'm sure as she gets older she'll really appreciate the time in the snow you're trying to give her. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

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    1. Yeah, I think it is quite natural, isn't it, to wish that you can share your special childhood memories with your own kids. Thanks for hosting!

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  6. Middle man was so upset we didn't have snow at Christmas. Will have to take him somewhere - then he will probably moan he is too cold!

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    1. Aww poor boy :) I hope you do get to take him somewhere with snow, maybe an indoor slope if you can't go abroad :)

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  7. She looks so happy! I love snow just wish the UK could cope with it ;-)

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    1. Haha, tell me about it, everything grinds to a standstill when there is snow around here... Getting to work can be nigh impossible. And we do get snow almost every year as well... Silly isn't it.

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  8. Its so beautiful there. Look at how the snow is so soft and sugar like! Lovely trip =) #countrykids

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    1. Yeah it was beautiful. There wasn't much of it, but it was still fun playing in it. And yes, a beautiful country and a great trip :)

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