Life has been trundling on and while I have had the odd thing to post since May last year, I've lacked the fundamental time aspect to do so. I never knew that being a working mum would leave me with so little time to... well, do anything really. Typing or crafting are real problem areas for me these days as M still loves the laptop and believes that she should have a go at anything I'm doing. With computer time at a real premium I'm also very slow to upload photographs since M always tries to take over and is a dab hand at reconfiguring the laptop. At nearly twenty months, this is impressive to behold and it can take quite a while to figure out what she did with a few swipes of the touchpad and the click of a couple of buttons!
Ahem. Onwards and upwards though.
A week late but, last weekend we had snow overnight on Saturday. This meant we headed outside for the obligatory snow sculpture.
Dave showed us how it was done, rolling huge snow balls around the lawn hoovering up all the sticks, rubble and leaves he could find, to construct his snowman who is largely hardcore. He topped him off with his ushanka.
M says "HAT! SNOWMAN!"
A week later, while most of the snow is gone this snowman is still standing and a testament to Dave's snowman construction skills.
M and I chose a slightly more sophisticated approach, carefully collecting clean snow and packing it together to form our snowman. She grew more slowly than Dave's and ended up a lot smaller, but both M and I liked her.
|Mummy lends a hand building a snowman.|
M chose to decorate the snowman with one of her old beanies.
|M adds the finishing touches.|
She also inserted the arms and added the eyes herself.
A week on and our snowman has taken on the delicate proportions of an Edwardian Lady.
We did of course have snow on the ground throughout December in 2010, but M was only six months old when it melted and so probably doesn't remember it. She wasn't really mobile back then, so this was her first year of playing out in the snow and I think she enjoyed it. M had seen snow in books before this and knew what a snowman was. Indeed her reaction on seeing snow this year was "SNOW! WHITE" and after building the snowmen she was very excited when we came inside to warm up. She spent a good while running up and down chattering about her "NO MAN".
The snow may have only been around for one day but it certainly impressed one small person.