Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday Snapshot--May 21, 2011

This meme is hosted by Alyce from At Home With Books

To participate in Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken. Photos can be old or new, and can be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. All Alyce asks is that you don't post random photos that you find online.

My brother and his family live in London now and recently spent a weekend in the town we lived in when I was five years old (near Ascot) so I've been thinking about that time in my life. I have only vague memories, many of which are associated with photographs.
  

This is one of my favorites from that year as my brother and I were obviously pleased with ourselves for creating an outdoor dining room made of snow. And kudos to my mother for giving us spoons to eat our creation!

21 comments:

bermudaonion said...

How cute! You look particularly pleased with yourself!

Kay said...

This is a precous picture of you guys all rosy with the cold and your cute little coats and hats. Thanks for sharing it, Helen!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Helen what a wonderful picture! I love that! I have very few pictures of my sister and I and wish I had more. Such precious memories.

Col (Col Reads) said...

This is so adorable. Looks like you two were having a fabulous time!

Alyce said...

You were both adorable!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Bermuda--I think we were pleased with ourselves

Kay--My fun memories are from the winter there

Sheila--I love the photos I have of my brother and me

Col--There are a bunch of photos from this winter and we look so happy in all of them

Alyce--Thank you! I like to think we're still adorable... :-)

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Playing in the snow is one of my favorite childhood memories. Seems we had lots more snow in those days. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

Helen's Book Blog said...

Sherrie--We definitely got more snow to play in that year since I live in southern California now and get no snow!

Aths said...

That is such a wonderful photo! I love how you seem lost within your own creation! Love such candid pictures.

Faith said...

You two did a great job making the table!!

Here's My Saturday Snapshot

Helen's Book Blog said...

Aths--Lost within my own creation is such a wonderful way to put it!

Faith--Yes, we're 4 and 2.5... I wonder who helped us?!

mostraum said...

That's adorable! And what a sensible mother you've got, everyone needs to eat some snow at some point :-)

Bev Hankins said...

This is an awesome picture! I love the grey coat and blue hat. And seeing pictures of kids enjoying the snow is always nice.

Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/05/saturday-snapshot-may-21.html

Elizabeth said...

How adorable they are. THANKS.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Mostraum--I realize my daughter really needs to get to the snow more...and eat some!

Bev--My brother was/is pretty cute and the outfit sure does help

Elizabeth--Thank you!

Mary said...

Darling pic - and I love that your mother let you use her spoons :-)

Irene said...

Oh my, we've just gotten out of winter, but your photo is great, nonetheless.

Lee said...

Very cute photo. Were you really eating the snow with a spoon?

Helen's Book Blog said...

Mary and Lee--Yes, my mother let us eat snow with her spoons. Of course, she was only 25 at the time. But, you know, she is that kind of mom and would probably still let us now.

Irene--I think I particularly like snow photos since we don't get snow. When I lived in it, snow photos did not hold so much interest for me :-)

Bere said...

Awww! This is such a sweet picture. I love snow. I have tons of pictures of my brothers and I playing in the snow when we were little. We live in Chicago and it snows sooo much here. Thanks for sharing. By the way, your blog layout is very pretty =).

Helen's Book Blog said...

Bere--I cannot imagine dealing with as much snow and cold as you do in the Mid-West! Thank you for the compliment