first snow

January 14, 2011 at 12:17 am (ro's colossal crusades)

“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?”

– J. B. Priestley

Ro had her first experience with snow this week!

It took me forever to convince her that she did, in fact, have no choice but to wear (and not eat) big sister’s 2 sizes too big hand-me-down boots, and have her tiny fingers covered with fuzzy white mittens (end of the world). Once we got past the required bundling and actually made it through the front door (about an hour later) SHE. WAS. THRILLED!

I can’t even imagine what she thought about seeing the world covered in glistening white, but her excitement was overwhelming! She only got to stay out for around 15 minutes or so, but during that time she kept up a steady stream of questioning ‘ssssit?’ ‘eedat?’ ‘eeaahsssst?’ (translation: what is that?/see that?/what is it? – or something along those lines!)

There were many attempts to gather up a bit of the stuff with gloved fingers and (of course) take a little taste. . . these were met with mixed results.

The bulk of the bundles prevented her from really moving around too much (I should try this technique next time I cook dinner), so she found new ways to examine the snow up close – and even got a bit of a lick this way!

She liked it!


  1. Kendall said,

    She’s sooooo cute!! Be careful, though. If you keep bundling her up in white and taking her out into the snow, you might lose her!! 😀 Love. Her.

  2. Amber said,

    Very sweet. 🙂

  3. Jennifer said,

    These are probably the cutest pictures EVER! she is adorable!! (it does take much longer to get them ready to go out than they stay out, doesn’t it!!) 😉

  4. Sarah Benedict said,

    So cute! You can tell she loved it!

  5. Ki said,

    Aww! Her eyes are SO BLUE.

    I’m glad that she liked the snow… Nothing beats that goofy grin. =D

  6. Kelli said,

    Awesome shots of Ro’s first snow!!! We love hand me downs and they have seen us through the years!! ENJOY the SNOW!! We’re ready for it to be gone!!

  7. FooFoo said,

    What a precious snow baby. How shocking to read she’s making sentences with her questions!! She’s so young, how can she be talking in sentences??! Your daughters never cease to amaze me.

    • Me said,

      Foof, you are so sweet. Thank you! But don’t be too shocked just yet.

      I don’t think I’d really call her slurry first attempts at speech ‘making sentences,’ exactly! She’s learning, yes, but you wouldn’t know what she was saying if you weren’t her mom or dad. I often point out new things and ask her “what is it?” or “what do you see?” and then tell her what . . . whatever. . . is, so she’s started mimicking. It’s totally adorable, and I DO think she’s curious, and understands that these sounds imply that, somehow. . . but I wouldn’t call it making sentences. I WILL, however, give her points for having a couple of words! I’m super proud that she’s already trying to communicate (and succeeding)!

  8. ma said,

    too cute, yay for snow, yay for ro!

  9. Kathleen Scott said,

    How adorable she is—and so advanced for her age!

  10. Sharon said,

    So cute! and VERY wise to like the snow 🙂

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