Here in Utah, we have had a lot of snow this winter. My kids love and adore it. My oldest can unlock the front door and I have found him more than once with his snow boots on headed outside – and more than once, actually outside – it’s time to put a chain on that door, to play in the snow with his little brother in tow. They ask me all day long to go out. They love making snowmen and we even built a ramp in the front yard for them to go sledding.
I love it when I wake up in the morning to a transformed world. I love it even better when I have nowhere to go. We snuggle in and cuddle on the couch. I like the snow best when I can just look at it but not drive in it or feel how cold it is. Sometimes I do wonder why we don’t live somewhere with more mild temperatures. I’m a sun girl myself.
Snow by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Lauren Stringer is a memorable book that brought back a lot of wonderful childhood memories of the wonder I felt when it snowed. Told in poetic verse and beautiful illustrations, Snow explores the different kinds of snow. Snow that comes softly in the night and brings you peace, snow that is fat and cheerful that makes you not want to be at school or work. Snow that will send you back home to where everything is right and happy. Snow that falls lightly, snow that falls heavy. Children love snow better than anyone does and the snow loves them back. Snow reminds us that nothing except memories last forever. The memories of snow angels, and snowmen, a beautiful world, our white, quiet homes, warm drinks and board games.
Recommended for your own snow days. This is our favorite snow photo from last year:
And many of you may remember our huge snowman:
Of course, we’ve been out in the snow this year:
As the jacket cover says: Soft snow. Heavy Snow. Light snow. Fat snow. Which one do you love the best?