Snow and Wellies

This week we’ve had snow!! I have a bit of a fickle relationship with snowy weather. I love it if we have no place to go (let it snow let it snow…!) but hate it if I have to be at work and out and about

Little Z arrived in the snowy weather (not literally), and snow now always reminds me of the numerous times we trudged to and fro to the hospital in the icy cold weather when he was due.

It snowed on his 1st birthday too but he was too young too young to appreciate it properly and too distracted by all the balloons from his party to remember.

Two days ago he saw it again when it covered the entire street. Completely excited by the newness of it all we stood watching the “stow!” for ages. Not enough to play in but enough to keep him fascinated for a while.


I realised then that he didn’t have any wellies that fit! Unfortunately the snow didn’t hang about for too long so we didn’t enjoy it for long. We did manage to get some new wellies though.

And it’s forecast more snow on Friday so this time we are prepared!



  1. Kelloggsville January 16, 2013 / 8:09 am

    I live wearing wellies. I’m an all season wellie wearerer! I agree that snow is great when you’ve nowhere to go.

    • Notmyyearoff January 19, 2013 / 3:15 pm

      He is fascinated with them. Think this might be the start of a new era with wellies

  2. Sarah January 16, 2013 / 8:24 am

    Lovely! Snow, new wellies and a baby Z 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff January 19, 2013 / 3:07 pm

      Hope you had some fun in it 🙂

  3. bluebirdsunshine January 16, 2013 / 9:43 am

    Aw, lovely photos, it’s so magical watching children experience snow isn’t it. My son was born just before a big snowfall too and I have vivid memories of trying to push a buggy along snowy, icy paths in pursuit of nappies, milk and chocolate biscuits, almost crying in pain from the exertion of it all.

    • Notmyyearoff January 19, 2013 / 3:07 pm

      Oh ouch!! I have similar memories but I don’t think i ever took the buggy out for a while. I was stuck indoors for ages!

    • Notmyyearoff January 19, 2013 / 3:06 pm

      Ta muchly! 🙂

  4. helloitsgemma January 16, 2013 / 8:02 pm

    Smart boots! best to be prepared!

    • Notmyyearoff January 19, 2013 / 3:06 pm

      We have a spattering now, that’s it 🙁

  5. Nikki Thomas January 16, 2013 / 9:29 pm

    It is so lovely to see their reaction to snow at that age, bless him and those wellies are lovely. We love new wellies!

    • Notmyyearoff January 19, 2013 / 3:06 pm

      He loves it and keeps shouting “snoooow” every 10 minutes when we’re out!

  6. Coombemill - Fiona January 17, 2013 / 1:04 am

    Still yet to see the snow here. Would make some awesome Country Kids posts so I’m hoping it does arrive!

    • Notmyyearoff January 19, 2013 / 3:05 pm

      Hope you get some although I’m not sure anymore is forecast this week!

  7. Red Rose Mummy January 17, 2013 / 1:24 am

    Great photos. Love the wellies. OH and Bud are ridiculously excited at the prospect of snow. Me? Not so much!

    • Notmyyearoff January 19, 2013 / 3:05 pm

      Me either…I’m the one always hoping its gone by the time I’m back to work!

    • Notmyyearoff January 19, 2013 / 3:04 pm

      Kept him entertained for ages!

  8. Jacq January 17, 2013 / 9:55 am

    I’ve ordered snow boots for all mine. I bet it doesn’t snow now!

    • Notmyyearoff January 19, 2013 / 3:04 pm

      Haha hope it does for you!

  9. A Patchwork Life January 17, 2013 / 11:02 pm

    Hope the lovely new boots get some snow action on friday! My kids can’t wait! I can though – we’re out in the sticks – a few inches and we could be snowed in 🙁

    • Notmyyearoff January 19, 2013 / 3:02 pm

      Ahh you sound like you live very remotely somewhere! Send it here 😉

  10. Funky Wellies January 18, 2013 / 12:19 pm

    A post featuring wellies? I am bound to love it! 😉
    I wish Little Z a lot of fun in the snow! xx

    • Notmyyearoff January 19, 2013 / 3:02 pm

      He wouldn’t take them off!! I had to sneak them off once he was asleep!

    • Notmyyearoff January 19, 2013 / 3:01 pm

      Yeah definitely. He still doesn’t know you can play in it yet though 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff January 19, 2013 / 3:00 pm

      Hoping we get more this weekend now

  11. TheBoyandMe January 18, 2013 / 10:55 pm

    Hope he managed to get enough snow to try out his new wellies!

  12. Erica Price January 19, 2013 / 6:15 pm

    Loving the wellies. I have a similar relationship to snow. This week I said to myself that if it snowed after 5pm Thursday that that was fine with me. And it didn’t start snowing till around then which was great. Then we had time to have fun without stressing.

  13. Lesley Beeton January 20, 2013 / 10:02 am

    I think you will have plenty of use out of the new wellies 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff January 22, 2013 / 10:47 am

      We definitely have done over the last few days!

    • Notmyyearoff January 22, 2013 / 10:38 am

      He does look so grown up in all his winter gear! 🙂

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