We went out to play this morning. We wrapped up warm and walked the five minutes up the road to our local park where we knew from previous years that the Snow Play would be first class. We weren't disappointed, the park looked as beautiful as I remembered it from before. There was a terrific atmosphere with so many excited children, dogs and parents-of-children-and-dogs all out to play. We met and chatted with lots of friends and neighbours, I think half of our street was at the park this morning.
The Little People had a wonderful time with their sledges, they were a complete joy to watch. Such visible excitement on their faces at the end of each long, fast downhill run. Little B was a little bit more tricksy as it turns out he really doesn't like the snow very much at all. It made him cry and he refused to walk in it. Like absolutely, completely threw a wobbly when his boots touched down on the stuff. After much persuading we managed to get him to sit on a sledge so we could pull him to the park (he was happy with this arrangement cos none of his body was actually in contact with the snow). Actually he enjoyed being pulled around on the sledge and eventually after an hour or so he did manage a little bit of walking and a little bit of snowball throwing. It was so funny when we returned home, I took off his hat, mitts, boots and snow-suit and his face suddenly broke into a wide grin of pure relief, as if to say Thank Goodness THATS over with!!! Bless.
Ahhhh, it's been a wonderful weekend here in my patch, full of Winter Joy. Warm, cosy, indoor stuff and cold, exciting outdoor stuff. Perfectly Februaryish. But much as we've enjoyed our snow time, I'm keeping fingers crossed for sunshine and a Big Melt tomorrow. It can all go away now, thank you.