Well, it turns out she’s not yet the snow bunny we dreamed of.
We’re lucky to have some early season snow and a Mommy who worked too much the last few weeks and made up for it by taking a weekday off to spend with her beloved family. So, to the snow we went. Preparations were made the days before with new snowpants, gloves and after much searching, some pretty decent snowboots from Target, of all places. She didn’t even mind most of her new clothing, even though the gloves might not fit her for four more years, the boots maybe some time next year, and even the back up gloves were quickly ditched.
However, she learned two very unfortunate things.
1. Packed snow & ice in the parking lot is slippery and nearly impossible to walk on.
2. Not packed snow makes you sink when you step in it and therefore lose your balance and fall over, generally face first, into the snow. Where, you can’t push down to stand back up again and are pretty much stuck face down in the snow.
So, it wasn’t her favorite experience, and a good deal of the time was spent with protests and almost crying. Very out of character for normally happy and cheerful Little S. It wasn’t all bad though. For a little while getting pulled in the sled was kind of fun.
Even that was touch and go since she couldn’t stay sitting up while being pulled uphill. She always kept her arms up in that position though. It was the funniest sight.
Sledding down the hill was fun for a few times too. First with Dad:
And then back up
(arms still pointed up)
(arms still pointed up. You think they would be tired by now)
Here’s hoping a little more experience walking and keeping upright and everything else going right (she got sick the next day, so she might have been on her way to getting sick already?) along with maybe a sled to sit up and stay up in, the next snow adventure will be the start to loving winter outdoors as much as Mommy and Daddy.