Snow Days

Despite the Spring-like reprieve mother nature gave central Iowa last week, the sky has once again turned gray, and snow spin drifts danced across the highway on my way home from work Monday evening. Yes, she has all too abruptly reminded us that there is still a month left of winter…even though spring fever has hit us hard and left us yearning for t-shirts, flip-flops, and evening walks outdoors with the girls.

*30 more days ’til spring…30 more days ’til spring…30 more days ’til spring…*

Yet as much as we want the warm weather to be here, we feel that the days are already moving too fast for our liking.  If we can’t beat the cold weather, we might as well embrace it…right? So before all the snow melted away, we bundled the girls up and took them outside to snap a few pics that captured the spirit of the season.  This is, after all, still the girls first winter.

There was Rowan

Rowan and her long brown locks peeking out from under her hood.

Silly Girl


Jovie sticking out her tounge trying to catch snow flakes.

Jovie and her rosy cheeks!

Curious about this cold white stuff!

And Sienna…but, naturally, Rowan didn’t think she was quite finished playing outside:

Jealous Rowan

Anyway, as I was saying:  …and Sienna.

Sienna in the Snow

Close up...

Ugh…those eyes are gonna melt (and break) hearts…mainly: mine.

Blue Eyed Beauty

And how about those sweaters?  Great-Grandma Peg Fredregill made them for the girls, you know…in her spare time.  Sooo awesome…aren’t they amazing?!  As you can see, they are hand-knit, hooded, and have a full zip up the back for easy-on and easy-off (as an parent can tell you, a must).  Holy cow, I totally wish that I had one of these now!

The Sweaters

Full zip up the back too!

For serious…we’re trying to convince her to make more so that she could sell them on an Etsy website we’d set up for her.  Wouldn’t she make bank?! We’re thinking $40-$50, easily.  What do you think?

Aaaaanyway…I digress.  That was our winter fun day.  The snow is gone, but they say more is on the way…lets hope it doesn’t stick around very long.  We are SO ready to be back outside…

*30 more days ’til spring….30 more days ’til spring…30 more days…*

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About Tom Hardinge

Loving husband to my wife Missy, loving father to my four daughters Sienna, Rowan, Jovie, and Lola. I'm a chronic over-packer who loves good coffee, good music, running, waffle tee's, fleece pants, and Jesus Christ!

4 thoughts on “Snow Days

  1. I love these photos so much! I’m totally with you on the sweaters. I had one when I was younger, and someone still makes them in my hometown because my sister’s twins had some a couple years ago as well. You have to make sure to not zip their hair in them, though… 🙂

  2. Ditto on the sweaters. (Great Grandma Peg…they ARE fabulous!) Your daughters are so beautiful. Poppy said, “awe” when he saw Rowan standing in the doorway. I want to hold them all this minute! XOXO

  3. TOTALLY !!! Grandma Peg get on ETSY ! easily $50. Add the ‘Made in America’ angle and add another $10 ! :O) Go for it ! they are beautiful!

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