Sunday, December 22, 2013

Benjamin's First Real Snow Exploration

Last weekend was the first time we've accumulated enough snow to really do much with. It Saturday morning and we had nothing better to do than go outside and enjoy 30-degree weather with big white flakes coming down.

For the first time ever, we suited Benjamin up in a snow bib, puffy winter jacket, snow boots, mittens and a hat and let him loose in our yard as Ray shoveled the driveway. He just loved it! He spent the majority of the time eating snow and trying to say the word snow which is apparently a tricky word in his vocabulary. But man did he try. He has been in the snow before and even been sledding (during his 1st b-day weekend!), but this was really the first time he personally explored and took a sled down the hill by himself!

We took our sled-like thing we bought at Costco (during the worst winter of our lives) and headed to the park across the street to do some sledding. Benjamin loved being pulled across the snow and loved sledding even more. We even took a visit to the actual park and pushed him on the swing a bit before heading back home for hot cocoa.
Loved every minute. Didn't want to go in after 1.5 hours, but we did! Bribed with "deets" (treats). Also the first time he's successfully worn mittens or gloves EVER.
Duplicate videos from Instagram, but larger here.


Ben and Katie said... [Reply to comment]

this is the best! he's adorable!
at least he can move in all those layers! i want snow!!

Danielle said... [Reply to comment]

love! we suck as parents... haven't taken N out in the snow yet... but we will... probably... maybe...
nice boots, Benjaminininin ;)

Brie said... [Reply to comment]

You can see the joy in his face. So cute.

Amelia said... [Reply to comment]

I love all he wanted to do was eat snow! Hilarious!!

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

What a sweetheart. Love the pure joy on his face.