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?