My Life Parenting

A Snowy Day

Eleanor on a Snow Hill

These photos are from last week; it’s all mud and slush now.

August in the Snow

Brandon in the Snow

And I know better now than to buy pink for things that will be seldom worn and then passed down.

Eleanor and August in the Snow

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  • Giulia
    March 11, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Nothing wrong with him wearing pink! Italian men have been wearing pink shirts for decades!

    • Making it Lovely
      March 11, 2013 at 11:44 am

      Actually, August likes pink! I took the kids out yesterday, and they each got a balloon. Eleanor picked blue and August picked pink.

  • wendy
    March 11, 2013 at 11:58 am

    but, remember, “seldom worn” means that august will hardly wear them either. :-)

    and regardless, it doesn’t really matter. it’s just clothes. my younger daughter won’t wear 1/2 the stuff handed down from her sister… no jeans or dresses. younger one really just wants stretch pants, all the time.

  • Dy
    March 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I agree with Guilia! Not a darned thing wrong with a boy wearing pink. In fact, many boys like the color pink, until they’re programmed by other little boys and girls to think it’s just a girl color. :D Buck the trend!

  • Paige
    March 11, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Uh-oh, we bought our {first} daughter pink snow pants too. We’ll have to see what happens for our next kid. Too cute!

  • alisa
    March 11, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Haha! This post was great! Do you tend to get a lot of snow or just here and there? (Can you tell I’m from California?)

    • Making it Lovely
      March 11, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      There’s usually snow, off and on, from late fall through early spring, but this year we didn’t have as much as usual. This storm gave us about 6″ of snow, which is a lot at once.

  • Megan
    March 11, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    We had a lot of fun in the (fingers crossed) last snow of the season, too.

    Love the pink pants! Seeing my son in pink pjs, diaper covers, ect doesn’t faze me at all anymore. I guess that’s a good thing?

  • Megan @ Pink O'Clock
    March 11, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    August’s eyelashes! I’m so jealous. ;)

  • Laura
    March 11, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Haha. Love the snow pictures; we haven’t had snow this year in Seattle. At least you realize this while he is little and likes pink!

  • Mercedes
    March 11, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    My son has pink diapers. He also sleeps on a pink mini crib. I think little boys look very sweet in pink!

  • Barbara
    March 11, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Every time a read a post where you mention your children I always think the same thing……she’s a really good mom! Your love for them shines through.

  • Catherine
    March 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I always love seeing your little guy in pink! Both of your children are adorable, and what fun this must have been. :)

  • Amanda
    March 11, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    What do the kids wear during winter, if you haven’t gotten much use out of the pants? My son is outside for at least two hours a day- all year round (as most Swedish kids are, at least the ones who go to preeschool). His winter clothes are usually worn out by march! Granted, we live in Sweden where I suspect we have colder winters than you have.

    • Making it Lovely
      March 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      The kids only need their snow pants if there is snow on the ground to play with — otherwise they’re warm enough with pants, boots, and a warm winter coat.

  • Tall and Salty
    March 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    This made me laugh! I have one younger brother and the one thing I was never allowed to have in pink or purple was snow pants. I never even WANTED to wear pink, but having them outlawed made me pine for them. Eleanor is a lucky girl (and August an accommodating little dude). Looks like they’re having a great time.

  • Bonnie Morscher
    March 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    My mother always liked men wearing pink. She used to say it showed they were secure in their masculinity. Consequently, my father would wear pink dress shirts to work and didn’t mind the teasing, even in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He would just say, “My wife bought it for me and she loves me so when I wear pink, it makes me think of how much she loves me.” My father is 90 now. He has never been very enlightened about most things, but at least on this, he got it right.

    • Making it Lovely
      March 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      That’s sweet. I’m not against men and boys wearing pink (both Brandon and August do, often). I just want it to be more of a conscious choice, rather than foisted upon my little guy because he was born second.

  • Katy @ All Sorts of Pretty
    March 11, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful family! One last big dump of snow before spring – it always seems like it gets worse before it gets better. Glad you guys got to get out and enjoy it :)

  • Marissa
    March 11, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    You have such a beautiful family! While I respect and admire your decision to limit your kids’ exposure on the blog, I really love posts like this where you share a little bit of their lives. They’re getting so big!

    And I’m not sure if it’s true, but I’ve been told that pink used to be the traditional color for baby boys.

  • jbhat
    March 11, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Fun! Fresh snow is always so beautiful. I wish it would magically not fall on the roads though. Having to get around in it worries me to no end, especially since we Seattleites not used to it. But it does sneak up on us every other year or so, so I have taken to purchasing our sn-overalls at the St. Vincent’s thrift store in the summertime off-season, just in case. Someone has inevitably outgrown theirs and donated them, and of course, they’re like new because they never get much use. But it’s good to have them just in case. We don’t want to miss out on a snow angel-making opportunity!


  • eskimo*rose
    March 11, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    I love the snow, it makes such pretty pictures! … although I have to say I am so over winter, I can’t believe how cold it is here in the UK, it’s March, it should be spring but we seem to have plunged back into winter …

  • Henna
    March 11, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Just had to post a photo of my little boy in his pink shirt this summer. So cute that August picked a pink balloon. :) (<– one and rocking a pink shirt like no one else, ha)

    We live in Chicago too and I've been loving all of the play in the snow. (and YES, adorable kiddie photos of pure joy in the stuff).

    Love your blog Nicole. I've been following for a couple years, but it's funny, I never really commented on blogs until I finally started one and realized how nice it is to connect to your readers…so yep, just another out here enjoying your words and photos!

    • Making it Lovely
      March 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks for leaving a comment — they are nice to receive (and I do read and appreciate every one). And wow, your family and your blog are beautiful!

      • Henna
        March 14, 2013 at 1:20 am

        thanks so much, Nicole! love that you stopped by! I hope you will again ;)

  • Sarah
    March 12, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Haha, poor August! These snowy photos are magical =)

  • Julie
    March 12, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Wow, you did such a great job with these photos! I have such a hard time taking pictures in the snow and capturing the actual snow in the air. These are gorgeous.

    I have the older boy, and the younger daughter who gets the hand me down coats and snow pants…she wears a lot of orange and navy!

    • Henna
      March 12, 2013 at 9:27 am

      My brother and I are less than a year and 1/2 apart, I definitely wore a lot of orange and navy too! :) Actually, in most of the photos, we’re both in overalls…the perfect unisex hand-me-down, ha. :) Pretty cute though, I have to say. Although…My mom said that at some point though, I refused to wear even jeans unless they were pink. :)

  • cd
    March 12, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Historically, pink was a boys color anyway (because it was an offshoot of red and red was much too strong a color for delicate little girls). So August is both historically accurate (retro!) and fashionable because if you can rock pink, rock pink.

  • First House Spouse
    March 12, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    That is the most sophisticated outfit a guy has ever worn to play in the snow!

  • Martina
    March 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Ha! August in the pink snow pants. That’s priceless!

  • Sarah @ When Regarding Ruffles
    March 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Just wanted to leave a comment and say that these are some gorgeous pictures of your family! Thanks for sharing!