you guys, last saturday morning here in the city is most definitely going down as one of my most favorite family memories! we headed outside bright and early into what felt like a magical snow globe as few people or cars or bikes were around. it almost felt like new york was still sleeping and everything was extra quiet around us. we didn’t even make it to central park, the kids were so ecstatic to just plop down on the city sidewalks to make snow angels and snow balls. there were fortunately so many giggles and no tears. (perhaps since we didn’t stay out long?! i feel like someone usually always gets terribly cold or wet and cries in past snow experiences.)
i have to say, it’s one of those rare occasions where i’m thankful to have 3 very loud alarm clocks called children that wake up early, even on the weekend, since the snow turned to rain by 9am as we were heading back inside and was grey slush on the streets by lunchtime. it was exciting to experience it all while it was fresh and beautiful so early in our day.
we brought our camera outside with us and tried to keep her dry while taking some photos. she definitely took a snowball to the lens at one point (haha) but somehow she pulled through. lol. we put our camera through a lot but she never lets us down. also, i’m feeling weird calling my camera a “she” as i’m reading this back. “it” just doesn’t do her justice though.
i shared this photo on instagram on saturday and some people were asking about how i landed this jump in the comments. haha! we didn’t fall, i promise! my body is definitely feeling older these days but the old dancer in me pulls through when it comes to this stuff and maybe it’s the years and years of having done jumps like this, but it just feels comfortable, if not natural for me to be jumping and moving all day long. also, i feel like this is my “safe” jump, so i do this one a lot for pictures because i know i won’t pull anything or hurt anyone. i’d never do it with one of my kids on my back if i didn’t think i could do it safely. don’t ask me to do a grand jete though, i’d probably be on crutches after.
this kid was talking about “no bool” all day after this!!!!!! it took a few minutes to realize he was saying “snow ball” but once we did, he was thrilled we were understanding him!
i love that she wanted to wear her crown out into the snow! since we knew we’d only be out for a little while, we let her skip her hat.
that moment when your two year old finally understands why you want him to keep his mittens ON and you high five about it! gloves or mittens have felt like a battle with all three of our kids at various stages of their toddlerhood, and i’m just so glad conrad has officially graduated from that chapter of mitten difficulty!
this is my favorite picture of josh and samson. i don’t know if it can ever be topped. i love seeing their happy faces especially. i just love them so much.
see what i mean from my earlier comment? it’s like the only dancer jump i have left in me. i use it too much, but i love it anyway.
her sweet little snow angel!
i hope this isn’t the last snow day we get to have here in new york city this winter! we’re taking the kids out to utah for a solid week in february so we can hit the slopes and they can get their snowboarding back on while we see family (see them snowboarding here last year! the cutest!), but we might try to sneak in a few snow trips around the east coast this winter too if the weather allows, so we can have more snow fun in the meantime!
merry christmas WEEK everyone!
ps. a ski trip to vermont last winter with friends HERE and conrad and me in the snow last year HERE! also, just to be annoying because i loved going back through all of our old snow posts, samson and eleanor’s very first time several years ago skiing HERE and a snowy day in nyc back when i was super blonde and conrad wasn’t yet born, right HERE.
snow pants: similar here
kids snowsuits: polarn o pyret
samson’s yellow boots: available here, but not snow boots so i don’t recommend for snow! we’re working on getting him to wear his snow boots but sometimes you just have to pick your battles when it comes to dressing your kids (and actually conrad is wearing samson’s snow boots here! lol. they are two sizes bigger than his but he didn’t care!)
conrad’s hat: red fleece gnome hat
eleanor’s crown: lovelane designs