A few weeks ago the weather turned particularly cold, by Melbourne standards at least, with snow on the nearby hills. Mike, Milly, brother-in-law Dan, cutie niece and I headed up to Lake Mountain to play in the snow. We brought layers upon layers of clothing and my sister-in-law Peta had even remembered to send us off with a carrot for snowman-making.
We stopped at Healesville's Beechworth Bakery for morning tea on the way there and had a late lunch at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice-creamery on the way home. Everyone felt quite refreshed at lunch, all of us excepting driver Mike having napped in the car. Really, not a bad way to spend a wintery Sunday!
I'm not sure why but I love this photo. I think it's her venturing off, yet looking so small. She turns 4 next month; I can't believe how fast time disappears!
It was her second trip to the snow that weekend, having gone with her Mum and little brother on Friday. He hadn't been a fan, not liking the cold, so they'd stayed home this trip, but she was bouncing out of the car, eager to start crunching about.
I don't think you northern hemisphere, cold climes people understand just how excited we get about a little snow! :)
My little abominable snowgirl, in camouflage.
Posing with her Olaf. Look at how proud she was!
Thanks for the family photo Dan! I need to remember to hand over the camera more often as I don't have many of the three of us.
She's definitely my niece; always happy to take a selfie with me. :)