Snow fight at dawn

The girls were awake before 5. How could they not be? This was the first time either of them had seen a blanket of snow. We held them back until the sun came up (a little) and then it was on for young and old. We probably should have fed people breakfast before we went out as energy levels plummeted fast with all the building of snow creatures and piffing of snow balls… but now we’re eating raisin and and cinnamon bagels by the fire while we watch our tracks get slowly covered Β in a fresh sprinkling of snowwwww.

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42 Responses

  1. tara says:

    What a beautiful snowfall, especially for your first real snowfall. Love the snowman! Enjoy the rest of your snowy day.

  2. lori says:

    so fun! those girls need some snow pants! πŸ™‚

  3. Claire says:

    No kidding! Do you think anyone stopped to listen to me shouting “put your snow pants on!” as they ran out the door?? πŸ™‚

  4. Olivia says:

    So jealous! I am so ready for snow and igloos and outdoor bonfires here in eastern PA! Looks like you all had a great time! Have fun!

  5. Mamavee says:

    Fun fun! We are about to go play in the same snow storm, just across the straight. After reading your blog for such a long time, it seems so funny amd strange that you are in the same hemisphere enjoying exactly the same weather system!

  6. Carrie says:

    Sounds like a magical morning, and a I love hearing about the new experiences you guys are having in your new home!

  7. Becka says:

    Wow, you guys got a ton!! Man, it looks so beautiful with all your lovely trees. What fun for the kidlets!

  8. Marta says:

    Wonderful way to start the day!

  9. lea says:

    oooh, not many things better than dark woods after a big snow. so quiet and peaceful. try winter night bonfires…*the best.* by the way, those are some great purple/pink snowboots. wonder if they come in adult sizes.

  10. Miss Wisabus says:

    What a magical experience for them!

  11. Sarah says:

    wow – what a wonderful post – I feel festive and snowy and cosy now – thank you for sharing such a beautiful snow scene

  12. Kate says:

    Stunning! Reminds me of Narnia!x

  13. amelia says:

    hi mummy that was really fun! (:

  14. pip says:

    Oh that looks like so much fun! A SNOW ANGEL?! Ya kidding me?! I bet you are having the most grinn-y day, now! Happy fire and cocoa and card games and things, you lovely people! xxx

  15. Wow..what a delight. There’s just something so special and magical about snow.

  16. Nic says:

    Wonderful! I’m pea green with envy ;o)

  17. Tara says:

    Ooooh, I just love your photos, how magical. Enjoy that gentle hush and the crisp crunch of fresh snow underfoot (oh, and hot cocoa, lots and lots of hot cocoa). x

  18. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful! Very impressive snow angel and snow man for first first time snow-players!

  19. pip says:

    Hi Amelia! Hi! You look cute. Yes.

  20. Krissy says:

    How absolutely magical! Looks so lovely.

  21. Kirsty says:

    Claire this is absolutely gorgeous. You’re girls are so lucky that you made this move with them.They’ll remember this for the rest of their lives.

  22. Wow that low light and white snow, how wonderful! looks like a lot of fun.

  23. Yvette says:

    Oh how fun is that!! We have had a dusting of about 1 inch … sad … I am waiting for our first BIG snow. I think this will be the best winter for the girls. Just wait until Christmas with the lights twinkling on the snow and icicles – it will really be magic.Hugs to you all

  24. Joan says:

    How wonderful to see, brings back many happy memories.Winter can be so beautiful and magic in Canada

  25. pinry says:

    how magical! i can totally understand the excitement. bet the girls are excited about having a white christmas too.

  26. Julia says:

    How wonderful and exciting for your kids! What beautiful photos. When it snows here in Seattle and people get cranky I will try and think about it with the wonder your kids have at their first blanket of snow – it really is a pretty amazing thing to behold. Enjoy!

  27. Cassandra says:

    How does it feel to be living out your dream after taking the big plunge? Gooooo Claire! Yahoooooo!x.c

  28. Kirsty says:

    Snow frolicking! Soooo jealous.

  29. Megan says:

    That looks like so much fun!

  30. Elaine says:

    Gorgeous! Here in Toronto we are impatient for our first true snowfall. On Hallowe’en we had a little sprinkling and my son ran outside in bare feet! I get the not-waiting-for-snow-pants thing. Oh, and if you have a slow cooker, you can have wonderful oatmeal porridge waiting for you whenever you are finished playing in the snow (or when you wake on a frosty morning).

  31. Lucy says:

    AMAZING! MAGICAL! SURREAL! You guys have seriously written yourselves into a children’s storybook! :)Beautiful shots Claire! (and thanks so much once again for the interview last week!) x

  32. Andrea says:

    I see you didn’t forget to make snow angels!

  33. DUDE, you’re killing me. We’re constantly perusing real estate sites, day dreaming about a different world, a different life, an adventure.

  34. Helenb says:

    wow amazing light!!! the girls look very happy with their first snow.

  35. Kirsty says:

    Just so wonderful! They will remember this FOREVER. x

  36. kathreen says:

    hello miss claire. so lovely – reading this on a sunny morning over this other side of the world. what a wonderful experience to play in such snow for the first time.xxKathreen

  37. Di says:

    How exciting – nothing better than snow – and first snow – that has to be fantastic!

  38. victoria says:

    I’m completely envious!

  39. monkeemoomoo says:

    Wow, how gorgeous is this. My kids would not be able to control themselves with excitement. It is my son’s dream to build a snowman. Hold it, I’ve never seen this much snow either!! There would be excitement all around.Salt Spring Island really does look like heaven on earth!

  40. Tania says:

    WOWWWWW! (typed with skip in heart).

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