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Enjoying the Great OutdoorsI have three kids, two boys who are four and six as well as one daughter who is ten. My oldest and youngest would live in the snow, if I let them. Staying outside until every limb is just about frozen to waddle inside for some hot cocoa is a normal thing around this house in the Winter time with my oldest and youngest. My middle child on the other hand, does not prefer to be in the snow, while he loves to slide, he only lasts at most maybe twenty minutes outside with his siblings. Guess he takes after his Mama who prefers to hibernating during the NH Winter months.

My oldest and youngest will sit at this picnic table during the NH Winter months making snow balls to have a snow ball fight or to build their own little fort underneath this picnic table. My middle child will help on occasion for a tiny bit of time until he either gets too cold or feels his sister is being a “big fat bossy meanie”. I just love how siblings adore each other.

Kids Sliding in NH WinterAll three kids do enjoy sliding from time to time, and in case you did not notice, each picture I shared here was taken from the warmth of my home out of a window from the house. Yes, I am serious, I do not do snow nor cold nor Winter in NH. I really try to avoid going outside at all costs, for the most part.

The kids have multiple areas to slide, but this particular hill is one that my sister and I slid down as young children. This is a hill that used to fly you almost to the pond, but has lost it’s will power since the lawn is bumpier than it was back when I was a child here. The kids enjoy racing down this hill on their sleds to see who can make it the furthest. I love watching them from the window for two reasons; 1) I get to take pictures and enjoy their happiness and 2) because I can make sure they are safely sliding out back.

Do you love the snow? Do your kids love it more than you or are you a Winter addict, unlike me?

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Written by brandyellen

Brandy is a born and raised New Hampshire resident who loves to spend extra time laughing & smiling with her three children. Brandy runs multiple blogs & she loves to tweet daily and ramble on Facebook. Author, with her daughter, of Positive Girl - The Power of Your Thoughts Question about this post or something found within it? Read my Disclosure Policy as well as Terms of Use.

This article has 4 comments

  1. Rosey (998 comments)

    These are nice pictures. We have a sled too that the big kids use for snowboarding & me and the little guy use to sled. :)

    It’s nice that your kids got to spend time in the same home you grew up in, I bet that was nice for you!

  2. Nichol (66 comments)

    I actually still love the snow but hate the cold. The single digit temps have been ridiculous and I don’t allow the kids out when it is like this. We are heading sledding tomorrow since it will be in the 20s:) My kids love playing in the snow!

  3. Xmasdolly (10 comments)

    When I was little I totally loved the snow. I still like it now to look at it, and I do love cold weather so I can snuggle with comforters, my sweats & my hubby or my dog whoever feels like snuggling. My sons use to love the snow more than the girls. I have 2 & 2. Love your pics.

  4. Terri K (@tkharmonic) (93 comments)

    I hate the cold. Even as a child, I hated snow. Other kids would be out making snowmen and having snowball fights and I’d be in the house reading. My son wants snow, he likes playing in the snow but it’s a real novelty here. We sometimes get snow, but most of the time we get ice, sleet, freezing rain, whatever, it ends up just being icy which is dangerous and no fun whatsoever.

    Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons, no extremes, but I’ll take 100 degree humid summer weather over freezing temperatures any day.