Isn’t it amazing how a light dusting of snow can cause such happiness and hysteria in children?! It’s nearly as exciting as a frozen puddle or pond!
Well, last week we were lucky enough to have both.
Friday’s school run saw the first frozen puddles of winter here in Surrey. The boys were SO excited. They spent the whole walk racing ahead to find the next one, before promptly stamping the crap out of it!
On Saturday they were delighted to find the canal lock along our dog walk had frozen too, and joined by the biggest boy of the family, Mr DaisLikethese, they proceeded to do what boys love to do – throw sticks and stones to try to break it.
Sunday saw the lightest dusting of snow, like icing sugar dusted over a Victoria Sponge. But when the boys spotted it, you’d have thought we were looking out onto the fresh deep powder of a ski run!
It was early on a Sunday morning and the cries of excitement were more noise than I am normally happy to deal with at that time, but hey, their happiness and excitement were contagious and I started my Sunday with a big smile on my face too!!
I hauled up at home with baby Daislikethese, and by the time we ventured out the snow had turned to horrible wet slush so I missed out on all the photo ops. But the picture above of Buddy that Mr Daislikethese took pretty much sums up how excited everyone was about the snow!