snow – sparkly glittery winter magic

just before it started to snow here in our little village, at the foot of the mountain, we escaped to one of our favourite lakes nearby.its a 20 minute ride with the car and the weather is always a bit different than here, ‘because its closer into the mountains and higher up.

the day we got out there the sun was shining and the temperature was pretty mild for winter. so we took ourselfes into a different world where we were surrounded with the finest powder snow. the girls discovered the sparkly glittery characteristics of the snow.their eyes were as sparkly and bright as the snow.they tasted, sensed and heard the squeaky sound of snow.to me it was like they rediscovered the snow in a new dimension. with so much joy and fascination whereas last year they were way more shy and careful with it.the warm sun shining on them and the soft powder snow i’m sure helped lots with feeling comfortable.

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but i realized that for my girls it also makes a difference of what they wear.i get asked a lot about how to dress them.well, i don’t have the perfect solution, but last year i already realized that they felt more free and comfortable moving and walking in the snow when wearing layers of wool instead of those warm, waterproof but then stiff and heavy snowsuits.of course on those winterdays where its raining or snowing a lot or where the wind is blowing, i put them in their snowsuits.we bought them from finkid and of course bought them big enough, so that they still fit this year as well. and we like them.

underneath i let them wear the warmest woolen undergarment from woolpower (socks also), but of course you can use whatever sort of wool underwear, just make sure its warm. woolpower

my girls wear warm winterboots from gea (all twinmama’s get the second pair of shoes for free when buying them directly in their store)

last but not least.i’m glad my girls started to wear gloves.before i used wrist warmers, but gloves make such a difference.now they carry huge snowballs around and got way more familiar with touching snow.i bought gloves that go up high and are thick and warm and waterproof (i got them from reusch, etirel)

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on that warm sunny winterday last week i put them in woolpower undergarment.they would wear thin merinowool underwear and on top the woolpower undergarment which is absolutly warm and doesn’t let the snow through right away.i’ve been wearing woolpower undergarment for years.i don’t only use them as underwear but as normal sweaters as well.my whole family has worn woolpower now for years. this year on our scandinavia trip we even went to the place where they make all their stuff in northern sweden and we equipped ourselfes with lots of products (they got lower prices for products with tiny little faults there) and wore them on our campingtrip all day long with average temperatures of 5 °C. of course you can layer the products or buy warmer jackets or vests (400) to put on top of the base layer (200).we think this system works great.those are great functional woolproducts that are made for people who like to move or do sports. so on our little trip to the lake they were warm and were moving so freely, that for me it was another confirmation, that wool layers, no matter which brand or company, are perfect for winterdays as well.for exploring, running and jumping around.

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16 thoughts on “snow – sparkly glittery winter magic

  1. Anne

    Liebe Esther, was tragen deine Kinder für einen Rucksack? Ich finde deine Bilder und Texte auf Insta so wundervoll und werde mich nun mal durch deinen Blog lesen …. Liebe Grüße aus Dresden

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    1. esther

      Oh liebe grusse an meine heimat.danke.wir haben den mädels im sommerurlaub nun endlich die ersten eigenen rucksäcke gekauft.sie sind von bergans. ☺ lg esther*

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  2. Anne

    Lieben Dank für die schnelle Antwort …. ich möchte gern für den Sohnemann für den Allgäu-Urlaub im Sommer einen neuen Rucksack kaufen im Moment ist hier der Vaude Puck unser Favourite 🙂

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  3. Tina

    Interessting post. I live in Norway and we also wear wool, usually two layers, underwear and middle layer. Then we have to put snowsuits on top because of the wind, but they are the lightweight kind, no padding, just a windbreaker. Lovely pictures of a beautiful snow day! I enjoy your blog very much.

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    1. esther

      dear tina.thank you so much for your feedback here.yeah i think there’s also so many different kind of wools.and it works great.it always did. for hundred of years, when people didn’t know snowsuits.but your toplayers sound great.this year it also works better with the thick snowsuits than last year and they are moving way better in them.but on warmer, no-wind, sunny days in winter like that one here in the post was, i’m glad to still put them in pure wool.its like seeing them moving with a second skin….free, flexible and joyful.and i have to admit:i’m just the same,hihi.
      thank you for your interest here 🙂
      wintergreetings from the alps
      esther*

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  4. Nelli D

    Lovely post. Thanks so much for sharing. I love wearing wool and the comfort it brings. I have a question. Are there any special care techniques you use to keep pests, like moth, away from wool clothing?

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  5. Andrea

    Hallo Esther. Darf ich fragen, welcher See das ist? Da ja nicht besonders viel Schnee vorausgesagt ist, und wir bald kommen, werden dann Wanderungen auf die Agenda kommen. Dieser See sieht zauberhaft aus.

    LG
    Andrea

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    1. esther

      liebe andrea.das ist der weidsee.der ist i.d.nähe von reit im winkel und im frühing,sommer,herbst und winter einfach wunderschön.eben auch für kinder sehr geeignet die locker am see mit entlang laufen können und spielen können.momentan weiss ich gar nicht ob da noch so schnee liegt.aber in der ecke liegt zumindest immer bisschen mehr als direkt am chiemsee.euch allen sowieso ne tolle zeit hier.liebste grüße,esther*

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  6. Jessica

    Hi Esther! I found you on instagram and have been so happily following you! I just now found your blog and have been enjoying that too! I love the warmth and appreciation of the little things, the sacredness of the life God gave us, that are in your words and photos. The little red pointy hats? Who makes those? I love them and have several friends who are expecting their first babies this year and thinking they would make great gifts for the future!

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    1. esther

      hi jessica, thank you for your very kind words and encouragment here.i bought the red pointy piexie woolhats atan etsyshop.greer from “typicallred” makes them.if you look for her on instagram @typicallyred you find the link to her etsyshop. all the best, esther*

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