Precious (Snowy) Moments

Well, I had just covered The Snowy Day in our tot school and preschool, having planned it perfectly to coincide with some snow we were due to get.  The plans of mice and men and all that…..the snow didn’t happen but the unit study had to (nothing else planned).  So we went ahead without the snow.  Of course the very next day after finishing the study it started to snow really rather heavily (insert loooong sigh), and it carried on snowing for the next three days (insert even longer sigh).  Oh well it means lots of lovely photos to post of all the children and their daddy out in the snow.  They had a ball!  Who wants to be stuck indoors learning about snow when you can be out playing in it?

The beginnings of a snowball fight
The beginnings of a snowball fight
They split into teams...
They split into teams…
...and wham!  Lots of snow, fun and fellowship!
…and wham! Lots of snow, fun and fellowship!
Then a break to collect snow for snowman building
Then a break to collect snow for snowman building
Working together as a team
Working together as a team
B1 joins in after her nap and here is our lovely snowman
B1 joins in after her nap and here is our lovely snowman
A4 just scrumptious...'but you won't eat me, will you mummy?'   Tempting but probably not!
A4 just scrumptious…’but you won’t eat me, will you mummy?’ Tempting but probably not!
Then out for a walk with Oscar, our lab, over the village common
Then out for a walk with Oscar, our lab, over the village common
All together, friends for always
All together, friends for always

This week was a difficult week.  B1 would be a baby who does not like being in any discomfort or pain.  When in pain she is a completely different baby compared with other times.  She has had her last (thank goodness) two teeth coming through.  These have come through once and receded and are now coming through again.  She has cried all week:

DSC_1164Nothing has been right and all she has wanted is her mummy.  So we’ve had lots of snuggles, cuddles and kisses.  This morning she woke with a smile on that gorgeous face of hers and we all breathed a collective sigh of relieve.  Peace has returned to our cottage where wailing had previously been and I couldn’t resist snapping a few pictures of her in all her smiling glory.  For it is indeed GOOD!

HUGE smiles!
HUGE smiles!
LOTS of giggles
LOTS of giggles
Blowing KISSES
Blowing KISSES
Off to fight a battle in a fairy dress
Off to fight a battle in a fairy dress
A big brother very willing to play along
A big brother very willing to play along

And just because it’s my blog and I can do what I want – is she not absolutely gorgeous?

CSC_0533So happy with my lot in life!  Have a wonderful weekend one and all!

Homegrown Learners

12 comments

  1. Beautiful pictures! Hooray for snow play!! Tonight we are suppose to get enough snow to go sledding, My kids are making snowshoes right now( I don’t think their poster board is gonna do the trick).

    I love the princess with the big brother picture, too cute 🙂

    Thank you for sharing,

  2. Oh the highs and lows of our children. B was just trying to tell you she didn’t want to look like a dog!! She is comfortable in her own skin. Lol. Missed your snow angel, where was it?

  3. What fun snow pictures! I hope those teeth will give you all some peace now. My kids would love to see some snow this winter, but I don’t think they will! It’s been in the 70’s where we live. 🙂

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