Monday, March 06, 2006

A Snowy Day





Some photos from our snowy excursion to the park yesterday. Excuse the snowflakes on the lens - the snow was coming down fast and furious! The park was fairly empty - a few people walking dogs and way off at a hill - some kids sliding. And boy! did we ever have FUN! Little Boy rolled and rolled in the snow (I pull his hat down over a scarf to keep the snow off the back of his neck). We tried making snow angels, but after about 3 - he decided that he didn't like the snow falling on his face so we were back to rolling - much better just to smear your own face into the snow than having snowflakes randomly fall on you, right? A 2 year olds logic! He tried his hand at throwing a few snowballs at Momma, but thought it was more fun for me to try to hit him as he ran and ducked and screamed - a regular moving target. But the real fun was squashing Momma's snowmen. I made tons of them - all especially for squashing. Nothing huge - just a few big snowballs stacked on top of each other - up to about his waist - ah, the perfect size for falling on and squashing!

We stayed at the park for a record 45 minutes - basically until our mittens were wet through, came home for a hot lunch, and then the Little Darling took a 3 hour nap. Aha - now you know my secret of how I get so much done with a toddler underfoot - I tucker him out with lots of fresh air and exercise and he almost always sleeps at least 2 hours, sometimes 3 in the afternoon. Grin!

As nice as that snow looks, I still think it is 100 times easier to go to the beach - a bathing suit. How simple can that be? (OK, I won't mention the beach wagon full of toys, coolers, sunscreen, umbrella, towels, etc.) But seriously, do you know how many layers he is wearing? It is a wonder he can move at all. No wonder he needed a 3 hour nap to recooperate!

And today - warm enough (but don't be mistaken - it is still cold) for all that snow to be just about gone now. Good thing we ran right out yesterday and enjoyed it while it was here.

10 comments:

Happy Valley Quilter said...

What a beautiful day! Your son is such a cutie. What a good mom you must be!
Kairle

Jeanne said...

Sounds like a perfect snow excursion! I love seeing the wintery pictures -- it's soooo BLAND here.
Jeanne :)

Samantha said...

What a fun day :-) Sounds like Little Boy had a blast- and you soubd pretty happy yourself!

In my part of the world, it was so warm we went to the park with no jackets, and short sleeved shirts!!

Laurie Ann said...

That is so beautiful! I love the snow and Little Boy looks like he had a great time. I remember when I was a kid and how much fun I had playing in the snow. Your Mitre Box quilt is so neat, I love it. Reminds me of my favorite Pie in the Sky quilts.

The Calico Cat said...

Sounds like fun, I heard that Europe got pelted good with the snow over the weekend! (I am going to the beach in the fall - so you have an idea where my idea of fun is located!

Finn said...

What a wonderful snowy day..you get extra "mom" points for dealing with all the wet clothes and layers. Fresh air and kids mix very well, I think. Mine always slept better for time spent outside playing. It's kind of sad how many kids today, just have the organized sports for recreation.

cher said...

a perfect outside have fun day! thanks for sharing...yes, the secret is to tire them out in such a good way-everyone wins :-)

Pam said...

How fun for you and Little Boy...nothing beats a good nap after some one on one fun time!

JudyL said...

Sounds like so much fun . . especially for a 2 year old. I agree with you on the beach thing. When DS was younger and we'd have snow, seems like he'd generate a whole load of laundry every time he went outside.

Judy L.

Sandra said...

Oh, it looks absolutely heavenly! What a glorious day for you both :-)