My family lives at the base of a mountain in Western Colorado, so snow is hardly a novelty. It’s our reality sometimes as early as September or October and lasting sometimes as late as May or June.
Still, a few times each season we get a snow fall that’s just the right kind of perfect. The kind that takes our breath away with it’s soft and sparkling beauty. The other kinds are nice, too, but when you have so many of them, they tend to be like white noise after a while (minus the noise, of course).
This weekend we had one of those kinds of snow falls that made us stop and just sit and stare for a while. When it was almost done coming down, I took my girls, Peony, 1, and Petunia, 4, outside in our backyard for a little snow play. They were more interested in eating the snow than playing in it, but I suppose when you’re 1 and 4, that’s a form of play, too.
Take a look:
Checking Out the Scenery 1 of 10It's awfully white.
Getting Used to Her Surroundings 2 of 10It's kind of cold, too
Getting the Lay of the Land 3 of 10And it's pretty soft.
A Midwinter Day’s Nap 4 of 10As good a place to rest as any.
Snack Time 5 of 10Zero calories.
Toddlers Love Company 6 of 10Especially from their big sisters.
Good Times 7 of 10Yipppeeee!
Despite Appearances to the Contrary . . . 8 of 10. . . We do actually feed our children real food, too.
Snow Just Tastes Good 9 of 10It looks good, too.
Snowy and Cozy 10 of 10Is there a better kind of day?
Photo credits: Meredith Carroll
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