Like much of the country we've spent the last week with snow and when there's snow on the ground and children in the house there are much more exciting things than sitting inside in front of a computer. Combine that with a few days solo parenting and blogging has once again taken a bit of a back seat.
The wonderful thing about snow is just how magical it is for children of all ages. Enough of a rare event here in the UK that there's a huge novelty value attached to it and all the disruptions to school and transport is exciting.
Talking to the parents of other toddlers yesterday we were discussing how best to entertain our little ones in the snow whilst not having to do too much ourselves! Little Miss C loves being pulled along on her sledge and enjoys making snowmen, but needs some help to do so still. Not so easy when you've also got a baby to keep warm and look after.
There was one completely genius solution though – dust off the sand toys that they use in the summer and instead let them use them in the snow. Little Miss C had a fantastic time today making "snow castles", putting flags in the top (i.e. twigs) and using a rake too. A great oportunity for children to practice their motor skills as well as having fun with the snow.
Of course you can't have snow and not make a snowman.