I used to join in with the Ordinary moments Linky when I first started blogging, when it was hosted by the lovely Katie over at Mummy Daddy Me. It was the first Linky I ever joined in with and I absolutely loved it. I still do. Now the lovely Donna at What the Red Head Said is hosting it and I am going to try and make the effort to join in every week if I can. I think it will be a lovely way to capture Arthur’s first year too and make me more conscious to take photos of him growing up. It just goes so fast and I find myself whizzing through the days as it is.
Quite shockingly thanks to the beast from the east (the name of the storm that recently passed us) we had snow, school was closed and we were snowed in. There was so much of it. Where we are we never get snow and it never really settles so it was such a lovely treat. Dan couldn’t get to work for a few days and we were pretty much house bound, at first we all really loved this being forced to slow down and stay at home. But in the end it did go on for a while and Dan and I both couldn’t wait to get back into routine.
We woke up on Tuesday morning (or was it Monday!?) to a beautiful white blanket covering our garden. It was white everywhere on rooftops and on trees. It was so white that when we opened the curtains if you didn’t look outside you would have thought the sun had come to visit.
Sophia and Archie woke up with such excitement it was lovely. They got dressed coats and gloves and wellies and were out in the back garden straight away. They made snowballs, ran up and down the garden, attempted a snowman but unfortunately as soon as we gave them a carrot for his nose the snowman’s head broke in half. So they soon gave up on that. Daniel decided to get dressed and go out with them but he didn’t last long he said the snow was so fluffy it didn’t want to stick together and he couldn’t get any to have a snow ball fight with the kids. He said it was also absolutely freezing too, and thats saying something as the cold never really deters him from being a big kid outside.
We took a careful and slow walk into school that morning and I filmed a bit of it because I have no idea when we will ever get this amount of snow again.
I feel slightly guilty (bad parent award) for not taking the kids sledging but I was hardly able to with Arthur been so small I would never have forgiven myself if I slipped over or something. But nonetheless although all their friends were out sledging I am pretty sure they didn’t even realise they missed out on sledging. Archie was lucky enough to go sledging at preschool which he loved.
We haven’t experienced snow like it since Sophia was born in October 2010 from what I can remember. That was the last time we were snowed in and couldn’t get out. Coincidently it has happened the same year Arthur was born. You see I have three winter babies all born one month after each other, October, November and December. I was slightly surprised when it wasn’t as cold or snowy when Archie was born in 2013.
But although after awhile for a lot of our friends and family it caused havoc and became quite dangerous with the snow turning to ice on the roads, it was initially absolutely beautiful to look at and so much fun for Sophia and Archie to play in. But I think everyone just wanted to get back to work and normality by the end of the week including us.
Sophia and Archie were both extremely pleased as they both missed quite a bit of school and if school was open for the day they were both home earlier then usual as school would close early. It was all quite exciting for them and something completely out of the ordinary and usual routine we have during the week. So that was nice for all of us.
Although, they were nearly bouncing off the walls by the time normality resumed today. It was like another half term except we were homebound and not really able to leave the house at all apart from playing in the snow in the back garden.
We did all love the snow while it lasted and are very pleased its now warmed up a bit and all the snow has gone. It was lovely while it was here but it just feels like we have had an extremely long winter and we are so looking forward to beautiful spring. Hurry up please we all can’t wait for the sun to show his face.
We definitely wont forget our little snow day (or should I say week!?) in a hurry, lovely memories for us all.