So —1 year, 10 months and 17 days after they first arrived — my babies have properly seen snow for the first time!!
I’m not sure who was more excited, to be honest — probably me — as they seemed pretty unsure about it. As well you might, if you were experiencing the white stuff for the first time.
What a totally weird concept.
One day, your garden and the surrounding area looks exactly as you would expect it to.
Life is good.
You go for a little nap — sleep for no longer than 2 hours — and wake up to find that your world has changed beyond all recognition. Your little piece of earth has been transformed by a thick blanket of cold, white, sparkly oddness.
What must they think?
They seemed to be happier looking at it from the safety of the house. They were extremely reticent to touch it with their hands and when they did, obviously couldn’t compute just how cold it was.
These little people haven’t even tried ice-cream yet! The coldest thing that they’ve come into contact with, so far, is something out of the fridge. ‘Frozen’ isn’t something they’ve experienced up to this point.
So there we have it. Another first in the lives of my tiny man-cubs.
Their very first snow day.