Monday, 24 November 2008

The Snowman



We had lots of fun yesterday. Poppi decided that she wanted to build a snowman even though there wasnt much snow. So in typical "boy stylie" Riley thought it would highly amusing to throw snowballs at mine and Poppis head and shove as much snow down our backs as possible. Having an older brother myself it took me back to my childhood of being covered top to toe in snow and never being quick or strong enough to get him back. But hey, that is brotherly love and I wouldnt change those memories for the world. Anyway, back to the snowman. My little girl scraped and swept up as much snow as she could and started to pile it up. Every time she piled more on she was rubbing her little freezing fingers on her trousers to try and warm up. She did not complain, but I could see that she was finding it unbearable. I was then ordered to get the carrot and twigs. She was so pleased with what she produced and kept looking at him all day and waved goodnight to him from her bedroom last night. It certainly made me stop and think about how lucky I am to have two little ones who are so easily pleased. In a world that consists of too much importance on possessions, in the eyes of our children none of those things matter. When they get hours of joy from a bit of snow, it makes me smile and warm inside.


Every year me and my mum watch "The snowman" dvd. It is one of our little christmas traditions. When that great big snowman takes the little boy by the hand and starts running just before the "walking in the air" music starts I get butterflies and it feels real. Ok, so it would have to be rather strong snowman to take me on a magical journey across the skies, but I am right there with him. For these few moments of excitement, I thank my mum, who has always encouraged me from a small child to believe in the spirit and magic of christmas and that will never disappear, as it is always in my heart.


And this was our snowman this afternoon. I thought there was going to be tears. Sad, we were, but my little girl who always looks on the bright side, said "it ok mummy,we build a bigger one when the snow comes again" - how refreshing....


10 comments:

Cheryl said...

I hope I can type with tears in my eyes......
How precious are my grandchildren and you my daughter......you are making memories with those little ones......that is what family is about happy memories......

A lovely Christmas post that warms the heart.......

Macpurp said...

awwww this is so sweet!
I love seeing kids build snow people!
you have lovely children.

TFS

love Tina x

Sarah said...

How cute is that snowman!? What lovely photos Michelle - And I can relate to big brothers too!

Dawny P said...

Aww - lump in the throat here Mich xxxx I cannot even hear the music from The Snowman without filling up (I am such a soppy date lol xx). I feel kind of cheated cos we have not even had one flake of snow here. Never mind - it might be our turn next.

I agree so much with what your Mum said about you creating the memories for your dinks. Mine still remember the stuff we used to do when they were small. As my ex husband and I parted when Emma was only 2, I was a single parent and we had very little money. But my birthday is just before Christmas and I always kept some of my birthday money to buy us a real Christmas tree - it was a special thing for us. We used to make our own decorations out of all sorts and the kids remember what fun we had. And your 2 will as well. You are such a lovely family xxxx

Q said...

Dear Michelle,
Riley and Poppi have charmed me so very much today. Thank you for sharing this special and magical snowman!
My son, now 33 years old, made me a special snowman just last year... a wee snowman. I have him as part of my holiday card line.
We are never to old to beleive in the magic of love.
Thank you again.
Sherry

scotspanda said...

awwwwww cute snowman, shame he melted tho!! Great memories and thoughts of Xmas, you have got me in the mood lol

Some kids won't go in the snow they would rather be home playing computer games but my daughter is like yours............just LOVES the snow.

lotsalove

Amanda xx

POPPET said...

awww hugs pops x x x

Elf said...

Michelle were you trying to make me cry...becauseI am! OMG that brought back so many memories of my childhood. Thanks you so much for sharing such a special moment with your children.
(And I would be honoured if your put my tree in your gallery!) Big hugs Em.x

Dawny P said...

Heyy Mich - it's me again, Just to say that there is something nice on my blog for you when you get a sec chicken xxxxxx

Terrie B x said...

Havent blogged for a while
Michelle....Fabulous photo`s of Poppi and Ryley!!!lovin the snowman...
Love to you all:)~x~