Sunday, July 06, 2008

Snow ball

Well we had a ball at the snow anyway! Australia has a couple of smallish snow resorts, so whenever there's a decent dump it's time to get excited. The Snowy Mountains in New South Wales had a reasonable amount of snow fall during the week, so Carl and I made the snap decision to take Romily to the snow for the day - her first time in the snow.
We headed down yesterday morning and decided to go to Perisher - it's a nice, wide open space where there's plenty of room for little tackers to muck about in the snow without being run over by errant skiers or maniac borders!The other fun part of the day is catching the Skitube up to the slopes and back again. It's a very big adventure for someone who will be three in one month's time!

We hired some pants and some apres boots for Rom - she already had her Dora parka and gloves - so she'd be nice and warm and dry, and headed out into a glorious day of blue skies and sunshine and snow, snow, snow. (Okay, for you people in the US and Europe, this looks pretty patchy, but for here it's not too bad!)Romily had a great time, learning how to make snowballs and throw them at mummy and daddy, how to walk in the snow (sometimes easy, sometimes hard, sometimes too hard and daddy had to carry her), and not to eat it!After a couple of hours she was getting pretty tired and so was I! With an extra 10kg on board I kept sinking into the snow - it's hard work when you're nearly 8 months pregnant! We retired to the shops for a hot chocolate and a spot of shopping, before heading back down through the tunnel on the train. A leiusurely drive home, with a comfort stop in Cooma, and we were home by about 7.30pm last night.

A long day, but one that was well worth it :)
I made some fleece 'snow' pants for Rom to wear there and back. I had some pink and white fleece left over from a bunny I made her when she was a newborn, and that did the trick...I made the leg panels out of alternating colours - she liked them!--------------------

Last but not least, here's the applique top I made for Rom, using the strawberry fabric again - I promised to make her something when she spotted this fabric when I was putting Strawberries & Cream together. She liked this too. It's so gratifying when your daughter actually wants to wear the clothes you make her...that should last for another couple of years at least (I hope!).
(Yes that is my 'portable' stash that Romily is sitting on! It doubles as a 'train')

10 comments:

Joyce said...

Here in Canada we travel far to get away from the snow. Lol. Right now though, it's very hot so that snow looks pretty good.

Emma said...

Rom and her new clothes are gorgeous! I'm so jealous; we just can't justify a week's skiing this year, but if we were still in Canberra, we'd definitely have managed a few day-trips. Next year...

Little Munchkins said...

Sounds like fun! DH and I keep talking about bringing the kids to Mt Buller, we should really do it rather than just talk.

Love the applique top too. I was thinking the other day how lovely the quilt looks. I really love it.

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a fun day you had. What cute pants you made for Romily - take care of yourself, don't want that little baby making an early surprise appearance.

nicolette said...

Wonderful pictures. Big adventure for Romily, first time snow! Love her pants.
We hope for snow every Winter, but we have no mountains. So we have to travel some hundres of miles (if not thousands) to be able to ski.

AJ said...

Romily is so cute! it does sound like a big adventure you had...oh to be that close...I'm in shorts and T-shirts til ofer 10:30 at night up here.....not Winter at all!!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Ah,snow. It has been many a year now since I've seen snow. Glad Romy had fun.

Clare said...

Romy is looking so grown up these days. I would have loved to seen her face when she saw the snow. That is a gorgeous top.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I found a very old knitting pattern 1934 of a childs jumper, it is a bit crumpled , when you click on the picture you can read the instructions, thought you might like to have a look for Romily. Margaret I am new at this blogging.

Ina said...

Good Job! :)