Snowed in..

Snowed in..

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. 

Snow December 2017

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!)

Me and Mine December 2017

A snowy selfie

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.

Olly snow day December 2017

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.

Olly snow day December 2017

Olly snow day December 2017

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 snow day December 2017 snowman

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.

Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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  1. 11/12/2017 / 10:19 pm

    Aww lovely. We have been enjoying it too, I hope Olly had a day off school today? Mine were off today and school has been cancelled for tomorrow too. We are loving the snow and doing plenty of sledging!

  2. 16/12/2017 / 9:17 pm

    Ah what gorgeous photos. We hardly had any further North but I remember the joy when you have lots of snow. Back in 2010 we had SO much snow that the schools were nearly closed for a whole week. Lovely memories for you all x

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