Sometimes when I hear the weather forecast I take note of it but rarely believe it. This weekend, living in the West Midlands we were forecast to get a lot of snow, with it predicted to snow for over 24 hours. Being 8 months pregnant, I had to be cautious so we cancelled our plans of a weekend away and opted to stay at home in the warm.
It snowed briefly on Friday and lots of the schools in the area closed. Unfortunately (for him) Olly’s school didn’t close so I braved the walk on the icy pavements to collect him. We watched the snow fall during the evening and I felt justified for cancelling our weekend plans. Saturday was a relaxing day inside the house catching up on jobs and my husband went to the supermarket to stock up on bread and milk just in case we got snowed in.
I woke up on Sunday morning to an orange glow coming from outside the blinds in our bedroom. I love the way the sky looks when it’s snowing, it makes everything so bright. I glimpsed outside and sure enough, the predicted snowfall had arrived. It was wonderful (especially when you don’t have to go out in it!)
Our last major snowfall was when Olly was born back in February 2013 so he hadn’t really experienced the snow before (we took him to the local snow dome but that was fake snow indoors so doesn’t really count!) He couldn’t wait to get out in it and play with the snow.
He wanted to make some snowballs and have a snowball fight with his Daddy and the joy on his face was brilliant. Olly wanted to help clear some snow from the pavements and from the road so helped his Daddy again, he had red rosy cheeks but was in his absolute element.
It snowed pretty much for 20 hours throughout the day and our once cleared paths were snowed back over. I love how festive everything looks in the snow. I’m sure by the end of the week it’ll all be brown slush but for now it looks pretty.
Olly was desperate to make a snowman too so once they’d both warmed up with a hot drink and some lunch they were back out in the snow making ‘Snowy’ the snowman. It was still snowing whilst they made him and it was lovely to watch.
I’m not sure we’ll see much more snow this year but it’s been lovely to watch and see Olly’s little face light up as he played in the snow. We’ve made some lovely memories to treasure and took the photographs to remember the day by.