Giveaway - Lands End Complete Kid's Winter Outfit ($200+ Value)

Whenever I line up a great new giveaway, there's always a moment of excitement followed by a moment of jealousy. This is one of those times, because I really wish I could win this giveaway myself.

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We've long been fans of Land's End. The brand has represented quality ever since I was a child. Now that I have kids of my own, I get each of them a pair of their unique Lined Pants each winter. I like them because they keep my kids little legs warm without the struggle of lots of layers.

With the Winter Ski Season fast approaching, Lands End has generously offered to outfit one very lucky kid with a complete winter outfit valued at over $200. You provide a shirt and some socks, and your child will be ready to hit the slopes.

Here's what's included:

  1. Windfall Jacket (Girls or Boys)
  2. Big Kids' Windfall Bib
  3. Windfall Gloves
  4. Windfall Hat
  5. Snow Flurry Boots
How To Enter
I will be giving the Lands End Ski Outfit away to one lucky reader. You will get to choose sizes and colors after you win. If you'd like a chance to win, leave us a comment before 11:59PM PST on Monday Oct 27 2008 and tell me about your favorite winter activity with the kids. It can be a favorite ski resort, a park, or even the hot chocolate shop with the richest cocoa in your hometown.

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It takes just a few minutes to add a recommendation to our City Guides. I hope you'll give it a try!

We will choose a winner randomly and announce the results here on Tuesday Oct 28 2008. Many thanks to Lands End for generously sponsoring this giveaway.

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  1. Becky

    October 20, 2008 at 4 a.m.

    My son was not old enough last year to do much outdoors so this year, I can't wait to find some snow to introduce him to.

  2. Cindy

    October 20, 2008 at 4:06 a.m.

    Good ole' fashioned fun outside building snow forts and snow men is our favorite here in PA! Of course so is the hot chocolate afterwards.

  3. Barbara Baker

    October 20, 2008 at 5:54 a.m.

    I absolutely love sitting outside with some nice hot coffee (cocoa for the kids) and enjoying the nippy mornings and evenings as winter aproaches. When winter is in full force, I love snuggling in bed with the whole family watching a movie we can all enjoy and just hanging out together while the wind howls outside...just perfect!!!!
    PS- Great giveaway!!!!

  4. Katrina

    October 20, 2008 at 5:59 a.m.

    We love going to the annual Festival of Lights at our Zoo and Botanical Gardens. They cover the entire zoo with lights. You can visit real reindeer, ice skate on the rink they set up, drink hot cocoa or hot cider, and eat cookies from a local bakery! It is a special treat.

  5. Shannon

    October 20, 2008 at 6:21 a.m.

    It snows about once every seven years in Louisiana. So, our favorite winter activity is lighting the fireplace a few times each year We sit on the floor as a family enjoying homemade hot chocolate and fresh baked chocolate chip cookies while having a movie night.

    Maybe if we win this outfit, Little CajunMama and I can take ski lessons together!

  6. Kathy Rambousek

    October 20, 2008 at 6:58 a.m.

    Wow - I'd love to win this one! It's hard to pict our favorite winter activity. Last year we all went skiing. I grew up on skis, but it was my boys' first time. They're already talking about going again. We don't get a lot of snow here in town, but we are plagued with ice. My boys love sliding down hills in whatever they can find. A few years ago it was in recycling bins.

  7. Colleen

    October 20, 2008 at 8:22 a.m.

    The kids love to help shovel the driveway...and then knock the snow back on it while climbing the snow piles! They definitely need durable winter gear.

  8. Amanda

    October 20, 2008 at 9:08 a.m.

    My favorite winter activity is taking snowy walks with the kids when we visit the In Laws in Wisconsin. The kids love being out there, even though the temperatures are frigid.

  9. Meg (B2B)

    October 20, 2008 at 10:40 a.m.

    Last winter was spent being sick (just weaned) and learning to walk. The only winter-y thing we did was put chairs in front of the fireplace so M would not burn herself when we warmed our living room. This year, we will be in the NYC-WAS corridor for the holidays. I hope to show M the holiday decorations in Manhattan and Washington, DC. Personally, I want to squeeze in a Tahoe trip as well, but if the Euro keeps dropping, we may head to France.

  10. Kelly

    October 20, 2008 at 10:41 a.m.

    Last year my son just went out and sat in the snow, but I am definitely looking forward to starting my own traditions of playing in the snow, sledding, and having my children come back in to hot soup and hot chocolate.

  11. Mara

    October 20, 2008 at 11:41 a.m.

    My children love everything to do with snow, which we don't get too much of in Delaware. However, last Christmas we were in Wisconsin visiting family. Now it's pretty flat there, but my sister in law lives next to Mall Hill (or the big mount of earth that was left after the mall was built). There was tons of snow and my boys were out in it sliding down that hill for hours ever day. On the day when it was so cold we had to wear ski masks we just kept going inside to warm up and then going back out again. They couldn't get enough of going down that hill on an inner tube.

    For obvious reasons, this prize would sure come in handy!

  12. jessiev

    October 20, 2008 at 11:47 a.m.

    what a great contest! we LOVE WINTER! we live on a lake, and work hard at shoveling off an ice rink (you have to tend it every few days; more if it keeps snowing). our 6yo daughter loves to ice skate, and often invites friends over. we have a huge bonfire on shore, with s'mores (have to eat them fast bc it is cold out), and have stools for beginning skaters to push around if they are just learning. it is so much fun!

  13. Fran

    October 20, 2008 at 12:23 p.m.

    This outfit would be for my son's first ski lessons out West this Christmas. We live in Florida and we spend pretty much all winter on our patio next to our cozy chimnea or playing with the kids in the backyard.

  14. Jen

    October 20, 2008 at 12:29 p.m.

    My favorite activity is sitting bundled up with my son and husband watching our town's Christmas parade. He loves watching the fire trucks and clowns pass by and its been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember.

  15. Naomi

    October 20, 2008 at 12:55 p.m.

    I grew up in Hawaii, so winter is still sort of a challenge to me. My favorite winter activity is looking at the snow from inside where it's warm! Just joking. I actually like to take walks in the snow with the kids, listening to the crunch crunch under our feet.

  16. Carla Pullum

    October 20, 2008 at 1:04 p.m.

    We love to rent tubes at Mountain High Resort in California. They have an awsome tube park!

  17. Stacey

    October 20, 2008 at 1:18 p.m.

    Our favorite winter activity is ice skating on Lake Louise near Banff, Alberta. Every year they build a life size ice castle in the middle of the lake with lights and everything. You can skate in and out of it! The kids were on 'bob' skates last year- this will be their first year on 'big kid' skates!

  18. Jen

    October 20, 2008 at 1:20 p.m.

    Visiting family in Buffalo, NY!

  19. Joy F

    October 20, 2008 at 2:01 p.m.

    Going to MN to visit Grandma and doing all the fun snow activities like sledding, snowmobiling, and skiing!

  20. Chihana

    October 20, 2008 at 2:04 p.m.

    Our favorite winter activity is to bundle everyone up and go snowshoeing and sledding. We snowshoe off one of the beautiful snowshoeing trails right off of I-90 in Washington. The kids are usually happy being dragged on a sled or carried on a backpack. The trail goes around a beautiful frozen lake and we usually eat lunch right by the lake. Everyone has a great time.

  21. Angela C

    October 20, 2008 at 2:20 p.m.

    My favorite thing to do with the kids, is sit in the living room, late at night, when we are all in our pj's and watch the snow fall. Have the tv off, the lights down low, and only the Christmas tree lights's so quiet and beautiful...just perfect!

  22. Carol

    October 20, 2008 at 2:25 p.m.

    We love the first snowfall, and we spend time out in the snow, enjoying it!

  23. Addrienne M

    October 20, 2008 at 2:30 p.m.

    going out romping in the snow, then coming in and sitting by a warm fire with chocolate... gosh what could be better? thanx

  24. Shilo Beedy

    October 20, 2008 at 2:40 p.m.

    My favorite activity is throwing snow balls with the kids and making a snowman. Then it's great going inside for some yummy hot cocoa.

  25. thinkingbrain135

    October 20, 2008 at 2:56 p.m.

    We like to take the kids to Stowe Mountain in Vermont every winter so they can ski and enjoy hot chocolate in the lounge by the fire.

  26. Lesly Orf

    October 20, 2008 at 3:07 p.m.

    My favorite activity to do with my kids is to go sledding with them and then come inside and sit and have some hot chocolate to warm them up.

  27. Victoria

    October 20, 2008 at 3:09 p.m.

    My favorite winter activity with the kids is making snow angels. Followed by hot chocolate with marshmallows, of course!

  28. Scotti

    October 20, 2008 at 3:11 p.m.

    I love cross-country skiing and can't wait until my toddler is old enough to join in!

  29. Mia J.

    October 20, 2008 at 3:12 p.m.

    We like to go ice skating at a local outdoor skating rink. We don't get snow where we live but plan on taking our daughter to try skiing or snowboarding this year.

  30. Jill L

    October 20, 2008 at 3:14 p.m.

    My favorite activity is going out and chopping down our Christmas tree. It always takes us so long wandering around looking for the perfect one and then it always looks a lot smaller than it really is. I love that the tree takes up 1/2 the room and so do the kids. When we get home, we always make hot cocoa and listen to Christmas songs.

  31. Nikki

    October 20, 2008 at 3:15 p.m.

    Building a snow ramp for sledding!

  32. denyse

    October 20, 2008 at 3:18 p.m.

    I love sled riding when we're in the snow.

  33. Stephanie V

    October 20, 2008 at 3:18 p.m.

    sledding of course

  34. Abby

    October 20, 2008 at 3:19 p.m.

    I adore sledding on our neighborhood hill!

  35. Karen

    October 20, 2008 at 3:20 p.m.

    I love playing in the snow and making snow angels and then warming up by the fire with warm (not hot) chocolate!

  36. Kelly

    October 20, 2008 at 3:44 p.m.

    We live in Colorado and deal with snow for a large part of the year. I haven't gotten a new snowsuit for my son this year, so this would be PERFECT! Our favorite winter activity is definitely SKIING!

  37. Matthew Meisenhelder

    October 20, 2008 at 3:55 p.m.

    my fave thing is building snow igloo's...

    we use lunchboxes to mould to bricks

  38. Brian Scott

    October 20, 2008 at 4:05 p.m.

    My favorite thing is to teach little children to snow ski. They learn so easy and bounce right back up! This outfit would be perfect!

  39. Michele Cook

    October 20, 2008 at 4:06 p.m.

    My favorite thing to do with the kids during the winter, is to take them to the local Christmas parade. It's freezing cold and we have to have 2 layers of clothes on, sometimes go to the car to warm up but it is so much fun watching the kids faces when they see all the floats and then Santa.

    Thanks for the giveaway

  40. Margaret Smith

    October 20, 2008 at 4:11 p.m.

    Thank you so much for this wonderful and very generous giveaway. Our favorite is going sled riding and making snowmen (and snowwomen and snowkids). Thanks again for this great contest.

  41. Marilyn

    October 20, 2008 at 4:12 p.m.

    We live in Northern Michigan and I never got the opportunity to learn how to ski or ice skate as a child. My daughter is now 10 and has been taking ski for about 3 winters now. I am so proud of her. As times get tighter my five year old now wants to join, unfortuneately, it won't be possible this winter due to finances. My favorite winter activity is getting the opportunity to see my daughter do the things I never did. I am truly blessed already. Best of luck to everyone and whoever wins this will be thrilled.

  42. Tammy S

    October 20, 2008 at 4:15 p.m.

    Snow sledding and dog mushing would be my favorites, if we were to get any snow here in the deep south. Great giveaway!

  43. Julie Nusbaum

    October 20, 2008 at 4:33 p.m.

    I love taking the kids out to shovel the driveway and turning it into a snowball fight. Even the dog gets in on the action chasing the snowballs.

  44. Brenda Elsworth

    October 20, 2008 at 4:54 p.m.

    we love collecting "clean snow" and making flavored slushies out of them :)

  45. Lois

    October 20, 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

    We love shoveling believe it or not. The boys are so cute with their little mini size shovels and they love helping their daddy. If only they didn't keep putting the snow back in the driveaway. LOL!

  46. Sue

    October 20, 2008 at 5:41 p.m.

    My favorite winter activity is waiting for snow to come. My son and I run to the store for videos and snacks then curl up on the couch waiting for the first flakes.

  47. sandy

    October 20, 2008 at 5:48 p.m.

    love making snowman and angels but also when there is a snowout where no school going out and snowball fights going tobagoning and having a blast

  48. Vicki Wagner

    October 20, 2008 at 5:51 p.m.

    Making a snowman and just throwing snowballs at each other is so much fun!

  49. amandasue

    October 20, 2008 at 6:02 p.m.

    My favorite activity is sledding, we have a really cool sledding hill in my town which all the kids love because its really big! And its always nice to then go home, cozy up with a blanket and some tea and cocoa to warm up and read a book!

  50. Christal Doane

    October 20, 2008 at 6:06 p.m.

    The Grand Illumination is a favorite ours. It takes place in Downtown richmond Virginia and its wonderful. The streets are all lit up with snowmen, Animals, Trees, you name it they light it up! They also light the tree at the Governers mansion which is beautiful! We love winter, there is much more that I could list lol.

  51. Kathleen

    October 20, 2008 at 6:14 p.m.

    I love the simple activities of winter, like playing in the snow or just being outside. We love to go out walking right after a snowfall, when even the roads are covered with snow. It might be a little harder now with a 6 month old, but we're going to try.

  52. Catalina

    October 20, 2008 at 6:15 p.m.

    What would winter be without sledding down a steep hill while it is lightly snowing? And what about making a snowman? Winter is the best-est time of all.

  53. Dawn Fiske

    October 20, 2008 at 6:17 p.m.

    My favorite activity is making snow angels....lots of them all through the yard, then going in for some fresh hot apple cider (luke warm for the kids)

  54. Kristan

    October 20, 2008 at 6:17 p.m.

    Anything that gets the babies in the snow was fun last year - I think they'll like it even more this year...if we get any snow (we've since moved to warmer weather). I can't wait until next year when we can get them on skates, too!

  55. Kate

    October 20, 2008 at 6:21 p.m.

    Great giveaway! My son wasn't old enough last year to play in the snow, but this year he will be! I am REALLY looking forward to sledding with him this year! Now all I need is a snow outfit for him. :)

  56. Jennifer Russell

    October 20, 2008 at 6:22 p.m.

    Our favorite winter activity is sled riding and making smores! Although there isn't much we don't love to do together!

  57. Julie

    October 20, 2008 at 6:41 p.m.

    We took our little one out skiing last year when she was just a little over two. We rented the littlest skis and boots and helmet and spent the day on a hill by her grandparents house in New Hampshire. She looked adorable.
    Otherwise, I love watching her and all of her cousins make snow angels in the yard.

  58. Tonya Froemel

    October 20, 2008 at 6:42 p.m.

    Our favorite winter activity with the kids is sledding. We have a great hill right outside our front door. This prize would be awesome for sledding.

  59. gala

    October 20, 2008 at 6:49 p.m.

    It snows about once every 10 years in MS. So, our favorite winter activity is lighting the fireplace a few times each year or if it's snow kids love to make snowmen, the whole army of them

  60. Jake

    October 20, 2008 at 6:54 p.m.

    We like to ski at Pats Peak in New Hampshire.

  61. Carolyn Nedrow

    October 20, 2008 at 7:05 p.m.

    Our favorite winter activity is having snowball battles!!

  62. Michael Capp

    October 20, 2008 at 7:13 p.m.

    We love to sled!

  63. alicia

    October 20, 2008 at 7:18 p.m.

    Im lookin to ace this one

  64. Estelle Steenbergen

    October 20, 2008 at 7:21 p.m.

    Sledding is our favorite winter activity.

  65. Baba

    October 20, 2008 at 7:36 p.m.

    We love winter. Often we visit the downtown stores to see all the window displays at Christmas, or we like to take a walk during the quiet evening time to see the sparkling ice and snow crystals as they glisten on all the trees (magical), or skiing at Monarch or Breckenridge with lots of hot chocolate waiting when we are done. Building snowmen in the front yard. Winter is a magical time of year at our house.

  66. Stacy

    October 20, 2008 at 7:40 p.m.

    Snowball fights.

  67. Janelle D

    October 20, 2008 at 7:41 p.m.

    Most of all, we love to build snowmen. This year my daughter has informed me she is also going to make a snow dog, snow cat, snow bunny, snow bird, and snow squirrel just like in Margaret Wise Brown's book "Animals in the Snow." Hopefully, we'll get enough snow (and a new winter outfit to keep her warm!)

  68. melanie

    October 20, 2008 at 7:41 p.m.

    Our favorite activity is sledding at a local park. We have so much fun!

    =) melanie

  69. Jenn

    October 20, 2008 at 7:41 p.m.

    I love sledding and taking the kids out to look at christmas lights , they are so pretty with a little snow on them. Then coming home and having hot chocolate and watching christmas cartoons, they are the best !

  70. Staci K

    October 20, 2008 at 7:52 p.m.

    we love to splash in the puddles! ~thanks!

  71. Vicki Andrew

    October 20, 2008 at 7:52 p.m.

    learning to snowboard

  72. Renee C.

    October 20, 2008 at 8:14 p.m.

    Last year was our 2nd year in PA and it was really our first year with snow. The kids enjoyed their sleds, on one of their snow days. I think they enjoyed the hot chocolate with marshmallows even more. Not much call for hot chocolate in MS, so this is a simple pleasure for them as well.

  73. Linda (minnemom)

    October 20, 2008 at 8:15 p.m.

    We love going to my parents' to sled down the special hill my dad makes when he clears the snow away. He cuts off the top of the snow hill so there's a sled-loading area, and then backs the loader down the hill so it's smooth sailing all the way.

  74. Elizabeth

    October 20, 2008 at 8:31 p.m.

    Last winter we didn't do much more than look at the snow, but this winter we're looking forward to playing. I think Edden will love sledding! We'll also visit the local zoo's zoolights exhibit again, and just enjoy seeing the local parks transformed by snow.

  75. Rachel

    October 20, 2008 at 8:41 p.m.

    Our favorite winter activity is sledding in the city park down a big hill near the duck pond.

  76. Kimberly

    October 20, 2008 at 8:52 p.m.

    Our favorite activity has to be taking the sleds to the big hill next to our building and going sledding. It's a REALLY high hill and the kids zip down so quickly so my husband and I have to stay at the bottom to catch them. Sometimes if it's icy enough they can go down the hill without a sled. Even our dog enjoys the activity. He has fun chasing the kids.

    Afterwards the kids take a nice warm bath or shower and then get into warm, dry clothes and enjoy some mint flavored hot chocolate.

    Thanks for an AWESOME giveaway!

  77. Kerri

    October 20, 2008 at 9:15 p.m.

    We love to ski! Our now 3.5 year old was out quite a bit last year and is really looking forward to when the snow comes so he can get out on his skis again. He has been "practicing" in the basement for the last month non stop!

  78. Autumn H.

    October 20, 2008 at 9:20 p.m.

    I love love love snow angels!! Thankfully I live in the midwest, so we get plenty of snow to play in!!

  79. Paige

    October 20, 2008 at 9:25 p.m.

    Our whole family likes to snowshoe. We also enjoy winter camping and sledding.

  80. Heather Wallace

    October 20, 2008 at 9:26 p.m.

    We love building little snowmen and making drawings in the snow. We live in East Tennessee so we don't get very many inches of snow but it's still fun.

  81. Jennifer

    October 20, 2008 at 9:31 p.m.

    What a wonderful giveaway!! I like to cozy up under blankets with my kiddos and drink hot chocolate and watch a good Christmas movie.

  82. Casey H

    October 20, 2008 at 9:40 p.m.

    We love to go sledding out back of our house, we dont have much and we do rent, but our landlords are so great and have an awesome hill that we can go sledding down!!

  83. Nikki

    October 20, 2008 at 9:45 p.m.

    Oh my - so many to choose from! Ice skating, snowmen, hot cocoa, baking cookies, snuggling in front of a fire, sledding - you name it we love it! This year I'd like to introduce my 4 year old to skiing if we can afford it!

  84. michelle

    October 20, 2008 at 10:04 p.m.

    This year, we are taking our 3 yo daughter skiing! We live near Denver, so we have easy access to all the slopes, gear, etc. We'll be taking her to Copper Mtn...our fav. resort near Denver. My mom will be keeping her (and baby bro) in the condo when she poops out from the snow.

  85. Jodi F

    October 20, 2008 at 10:05 p.m.

    Sledding in the backyard is the most fun with the kids. We can come right in after and warm up by the fireplace.

  86. Brenda S.

    October 20, 2008 at 10:29 p.m.

    Building a snowman with Vincent and Michael. Thanks!

  87. Angela J.

    October 20, 2008 at 10:32 p.m.

    My son, husband and I like to play around in the snow. Then come inside, drink hot chocolate with marshmallows and cuddle under our big king-size down blanket until we are toasty warm.

  88. c. clemens

    October 20, 2008 at 11:03 p.m.

    we build alot of snow men, and make snow angels.

  89. David Bertolo

    October 20, 2008 at 11:50 p.m.

    Skiing in the French Alps

  90. janet lindsey

    October 20, 2008 at 11:58 p.m.

    favorite winter activity is picking pine cones off the ground when they fall off the pine trees and at christmas time putting glue on them and glitter. making small christmas trees.

  91. Nora

    October 21, 2008 at 1:54 a.m.

    We like making snow angels and making some forts and tobogganing.

  92. Joanna

    October 21, 2008 at 1:56 a.m.

    We love snow tubeing!

  93. Terra Heck

    October 21, 2008 at 2:29 a.m.

    I enjoy sledding with my kids. I also enjoy having snowball fights with them.

  94. Patty

    October 21, 2008 at 2:44 a.m.

    Our house is on a hill so sledding down the front lawn has almost been a lot of fun!

  95. Jean F

    October 21, 2008 at 3:08 a.m.

    My favorite activity is to take the kids sledding. Doesn't happen too often,'s great fun

  96. Jennifer Williams

    October 21, 2008 at 3:14 a.m.

    My favorite winter activity was going tubing at the local ski resort.

  97. Cynthia C

    October 21, 2008 at 3:19 a.m.

    Sledding and making snowmen are my best memories. Thanks for the chance to win.

  98. Rebecca Wetzel

    October 21, 2008 at 3:49 a.m.

    my kids are all grown up, but now we are anticipating the new generation. I think the most fun we had in the winter, was building snow forts.

  99. Shari

    October 21, 2008 at 4:09 a.m.

    I love to go sledding with the grandkids,we have some great sledding hills in the pasture!

  100. Lynn H

    October 21, 2008 at 4:09 a.m.

    I love to play in the snow with my son, from making snow angels to snowmen. A snowball fit is always fun also!

  101. Richard H

    October 21, 2008 at 4:10 a.m.

    It would probably be sleigh riding. I loved it as a kid and so does my son!

  102. Andrew Gordon

    October 21, 2008 at 4:24 a.m.

    we love sledding and sitting by a fire that is made near the sled site.

  103. Gina

    October 21, 2008 at 4:30 a.m.

    Last winter was really the first time my son was able to understand what snow was. We had the best time taking turns with him in this giant sled down my parents from yard and even as he shivered he said "again again"!

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    October 21, 2008 at 5:02 a.m.


  105. Alice C

    October 21, 2008 at 5:05 a.m.

    making a snowmen :0)

  106. Steve Singer

    October 21, 2008 at 5:27 a.m.

    I love building forts in the snow with my kids. Sometimes the snow banks are high enough we can dig tunnels as well.

  107. Vergie

    October 21, 2008 at 5:30 a.m.

    this will be useful.

  108. Mildred Perez

    October 21, 2008 at 5:36 a.m.

    My best activity to do in the winter after snow is to build snow mans. I enjoyed it as a child and have instilled that love onto my children and now my grandchildren.

  109. Trisa

    October 21, 2008 at 5:39 a.m.

    I love to read Gingerbread Baby to my children and then decorate gingerbread cookies and sip hot chocolate. At the end of summer the kids start reminicsing, remember when you read Gingerbread baby....

  110. leslie B

    October 21, 2008 at 5:40 a.m.

    Sledding down our big hill in the back yard. Also making snowmen is a favorite.

  111. Rose

    October 21, 2008 at 5:50 a.m.

    My favorite winter activity with the kids is definitely the first snowball fight of the winter. There's nothing like it!

  112. Dare

    October 21, 2008 at 6:04 a.m.

    We LOVE sledding at our house, it doesn't snow frequently where we live but when it does we take full advantage!!! We love to go for winter walks with cocoa to look at the Christmas lights too!

  113. amir

    October 21, 2008 at 6:05 a.m.

    Making snow forts is always great fun!

  114. Kerry

    October 21, 2008 at 6:05 a.m.

    Our favorite activity is building snowmen and snowforts together. Everyone is able to do some part of the building and then the kids are usually able to play in/on the forts for days.

  115. alex

    October 21, 2008 at 6:06 a.m.

    My favorite is ice skating and watching my younger sister compete in this sport.

  116. Tuesday

    October 21, 2008 at 6:10 a.m.

    We love to go sled riding and tubing in the winter. We are moving to New england this winter so we hope to teach our kids how to ski and this would be perfect!

  117. Alexa

    October 21, 2008 at 6:13 a.m.

    Sledding down the walking trails at the park. They went steeply downhill towards the river and you had to be quick to bail at the end or you slid into the bog. It was very exciting, very Indiana Jones in my mind at the time.

  118. Susan C

    October 21, 2008 at 6:16 a.m.

    Last year my two year old granddaughter and I made a snowman-we had so much fun! I hope we get some snow this year so I can take her sledding!

  119. Trish

    October 21, 2008 at 6:22 a.m.

    Sleigh Riding, we have some mighty fine hill around us and after a good snow fall you will see many families enjoying this activity.

  120. Sandy

    October 21, 2008 at 6:33 a.m.

    We love to go to my parents house and sled ride down the back yard hill. Grandma always has hot chocolate ready for everyone when we all finally decide to come in from the cold. The kids love to sit by the fireplace and play a game of checkers with the oversized carpet/checkerboard.

  121. pamr

    October 21, 2008 at 6:35 a.m.

    I'm not really a fan of winter, but I would say my favorite thing to do with the kids is our annual snow fort in our backyard. Thanks for the contest!

  122. steven lewis

    October 21, 2008 at 6:53 a.m.

    my neighbor and his family would put these to good use

  123. LauraJ

    October 21, 2008 at 7:02 a.m.

    My DD was not yet 2 last winter. We have a small hill in our yard and she loved sledding down on one of those round flying saucer sleds and then hiking back up. This winter we'll try the larger hill at the local playground as well, though I'm sure we'll still get lots of use out of our little hill!

  124. Mel H

    October 21, 2008 at 7:05 a.m.

    Winters in Buffalo are harsh! But that doesn't stop my 5 year old. She loves to Sled but most importantly make Snowman families! While waiting for me to fix a self-made hill in our back yard, she made a little family of snow people on hubby's car.

  125. Brooke

    October 21, 2008 at 7:07 a.m.

    My favorite activity is sledding with the kids in the park near our house. Then I LOVE to make hot cocoa from scratch with homemade whipped cream on top.

  126. Staci

    October 21, 2008 at 7:13 a.m.

    We love taking the kids to the local park to the really nice sledding hill. We also like taking them outside to build snowmen.

  127. Aaren

    October 21, 2008 at 7:30 a.m.

    Believe it or not, my three year old's favorite winter activity has been shoveling snow. No joke! I tried to get him into other snow fun and he told me to start working! We follow up with candy canes in hot chocolate. YUM!

  128. Anissa

    October 21, 2008 at 7:32 a.m.

    We live in MN so snow is definitely a big part of our life. I love to just watch my son run through the snow. He loves to go for walks as being only two there aren't too many activities for him yet, but he still loves it outside:)

  129. Sara Rose

    October 21, 2008 at 7:33 a.m.

    I love making snowmen at our cottage in Canada!

  130. Mama Zen

    October 21, 2008 at 7:33 a.m.

    Building a snowman!

  131. charline s

    October 21, 2008 at 7:35 a.m.

    Our favorite outside winter thing to do is building snowmen and forts. And then coming in for some good homemade soup.

  132. Diana

    October 21, 2008 at 7:36 a.m.

    our favorite activity is definitely sledding. we have a couple of different kinds of sleds and love to go down the big hill near our house.

  133. Laurie

    October 21, 2008 at 7:40 a.m.

    My daughter and I love making snowmen and sledding.

  134. Phyllis Haner

    October 21, 2008 at 7:41 a.m.

    I love pulling the little kids on a sleigh in the snow. They are so enchanted by the beautiful sparkling snow.

  135. Lachelle Bodine

    October 21, 2008 at 7:42 a.m.

    We don't get snow where we live - so it's become a tradition to go to someplace that days! We like to just play in the snow and make snow angels - followed by hot chocolate.

  136. sue

    October 21, 2008 at 7:42 a.m.

    We enjoy ice skating. Watching it, trying it and especially doing it outdoors.

  137. Beth G.

    October 21, 2008 at 7:53 a.m.

    My husbend loves to go out with the kids and make snow forts and snowmen. I'm blessed to have a "big kid" to help them with outdoor activities. As a kid my sister and I would spend all day out building a town of roads with our sleds. I miss those days;)

  138. Cecelia

    October 21, 2008 at 8 a.m.

    I just found your site today and am a big fan. If you ever want to work together, guest posts etc. please contact me. I love to enter giveaways since I'm usually the one hosting and agree it would be nice to get some of these great prizes!

    My favorite winter activity is a non-activity...sitting by the fireplace with snow coming down chilling with the kids and maybe even some hot coco is what winter is all about to me. Almost (but not quite) makes me look forward to snow. :)

  139. Elizabeth

    October 21, 2008 at 8:04 a.m.

    I'm looking forward to taking our son (this will be his first real winter) sledding at the hill at our local school.

  140. Sara B.

    October 21, 2008 at 8:06 a.m.

    We live by a massive hill and love spending many of our snowy days up there sledding.

  141. Michelle Rosborough

    October 21, 2008 at 8:06 a.m.

    going to the mountains to play in the snow

  142. Kellys

    October 21, 2008 at 8:10 a.m.

    Our favorite winter activity is bundling up and doing snow angels!

  143. Rebecca Snodgrass

    October 21, 2008 at 8:14 a.m.

    We love to go sledding.

  144. Sabrina

    October 21, 2008 at 8:17 a.m.

    My son and I are very excited to make a snowman after the first snowfall. And my daughter is now old enough to play in the snow this winter too!

  145. Jill B.

    October 21, 2008 at 8:20 a.m.

    My kids love building snow forts under the pine tree out back. Of course you can't forget sledding. These would be a tie in my kids' book for their favorite winter activity.

  146. sarah b

    October 21, 2008 at 8:26 a.m.

    we love to build snow forts. One year I even built an igloo with my friends!

  147. stacy

    October 21, 2008 at 8:26 a.m.

    We love sledding and skiing!!

  148. laura519

    October 21, 2008 at 8:29 a.m.

    my girls are only 17 months, but my favorite winter activity last year was letting them touch the snow! they were just delighted and amazed. i'm so looking forward to a snowy, wintery day this year now that they are walking!

  149. Melissa

    October 21, 2008 at 8:30 a.m.

    The best winter activity takes place on the day you least expect it: the day it snows in your neighborhood and the schools are closed. The kids get their gear on and go outside to sled down the hills with the neighborhood kids. It feels like good old fashioned fun when the kids are all squealing with excitement and the adults can all congregate with their coffee and cocos.

  150. valerie mabrey

    October 21, 2008 at 8:30 a.m.

    sledding is my favorite and smores by the fire second

  151. Linda

    October 21, 2008 at 8:39 a.m.

    Love to go out in the snow and build snowmen and forts!

  152. Kari A.

    October 21, 2008 at 8:41 a.m.

    Our favorite snow activity is to take the kids to the local inner tube park. You rent those ugly huge inner tubes and hike up to the top of an "age appropriate" hill, hop in and pray, I mean enjoy the trip down!! We live in the mountains so this prize is so perfect!!

  153. Michelle

    October 21, 2008 at 8:42 a.m.

    We love to go sledding or have snowball fights. This prize would be terrific for my daughter who is in desperate need of new snow clothes this winter, especially before she leaves on her winter retreat in January.

  154. veronica sandberg

    October 21, 2008 at 8:51 a.m.

    sledding and snowball fights tops my list

  155. Quincy

    October 21, 2008 at 8:52 a.m.

    Definitely sledding. There's a big hill behind our house and we head out every year!

  156. picklemommy

    October 21, 2008 at 8:52 a.m.

    Our family loves anything that has to do with snow- snowmen, snowangels, snowball fights etc etc. And hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows and a candy cane stirrer afterwards as a wintery treat!

  157. Marci

    October 21, 2008 at 8:57 a.m.

    As a family we go ice skating. But my 6yo daughter loves snow skiing. We will probably put my 2yo daughter on skis this year.

  158. Nicole Feliciano

    October 21, 2008 at 8:57 a.m.

    We have a tradition of skiing at Solitude Resort in Utah. They have an AWESOME kids program. Last year my 2 yo got up on skis and loved it! This will help encourage her joy of the outdoors--staying warm is key to kiddie happiness.

    And I've got a fun little contest running too:

  159. Jennifer P

    October 21, 2008 at 8:57 a.m.

    This will be the first winter that we can get back to our old winter activity of snowshoeing. Everyone is now walking, so we can manage this winter. I'm so excited. Winning this give-a-way would be perfect. Thanks for the fun.....

  160. Jennifer

    October 21, 2008 at 8:59 a.m.

    This winter is going to be extra special. Everyone is walking, so we can all go out and enjoy some snow shoeing. Can't wait. Hope we win....thanks for the fun...

  161. Christy

    October 21, 2008 at 8:59 a.m.

    There's a great sleigh ride at Sun Mountain Lodge in the Methow Valley (WA). Otherwise, we like the usual stuff -- building snowpeople, making angels, throwing snowballs, and sledding. When the snow is right, sometimes our brother-in-law builds an igloo, which all the kids love.

  162. dianne

    October 21, 2008 at 9:03 a.m.

    It's not an outdoor activity- but I love when the family gathers on Christmas Eve and we all spend time together and watch the kids get excited for their morning!

  163. stacey

    October 21, 2008 at 9:08 a.m.

    My son is just 13 months old right now so last year we didn't see too much wintertime action geared towards him. BUT, the thing I look forward to so much is just making snow angels and sledding and building snow forts as a family. I just remember being so cold I couldn't stand it, but wanting to keep playing outside anyways with the promise that there was always something hot waiting for me inside. I can't wait to have my kids be able to come up with their own fun ideas for snow fun!

  164. Babyluxe Dana

    October 21, 2008 at 9:09 a.m.

    Our favorite winter activity does not involve snow since we live in southern NC, but on a nice crisp Dec. day we go out and cut down our own Christmas Tree as a family. The entire day is filled with walking in the woods, drinking hot chocolate, searching for the perfect tree, and sitting by the fire roasting marshmallows. It's our little tradition that we cherish and have so much fun with!
    Awesome giveaway!

  165. oona

    October 21, 2008 at 9:09 a.m.

    My favorite winter activity is to make an igloo out of packed snow (when it actually snows enough!) Snow is also a great opportunity for taking amazing pictures!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  166. Vicky (Secret Mom Thoughts)

    October 21, 2008 at 9:17 a.m.

    Our favorite winter activity is walking the dog in the snow. He gets such joy out of it. It is fun to watch.

  167. Karen M

    October 21, 2008 at 9:18 a.m.

    Building snowmen and sledding.

  168. Karen

    October 21, 2008 at 9:18 a.m.

    After a good snow, my boys and I like to follow animal tracks in the woods. You never know where you'll end up! :)

  169. aruam

    October 21, 2008 at 9:27 a.m.

    My son's favorite activity last year was snow angels. And playing fetch with the dog using snow balls!

  170. Kelly

    October 21, 2008 at 9:29 a.m.

    We greatly enjoy pulling our daughter all bundled up in a sleigh. It is especially fun in the backyard with the two dogs running around and coming up to her and licking her face!

  171. Chelise Patterson

    October 21, 2008 at 9:37 a.m.

    We love making and throwing snowballs, and then hot chocolate afterwards!

  172. Sito

    October 21, 2008 at 9:42 a.m.

    Make snowmen, snow angels, get cold, come in for hot chocolate and cookies.

  173. Carrie

    October 21, 2008 at 9:43 a.m.

    Around here (the Pacific Northwest), winter means a lot of rain and gray skies. On the odd day with clear blue and snow, we hit the hills with our sled. Mostly, we read a whole lot of books and have tea parties in the late afternoon.

  174. Sarah

    October 21, 2008 at 9:47 a.m.

    Great giveaway! My daughter's favorite activity is shoveling snow and then diving in piles of it. I get a kick out of watching her!

  175. Michele

    October 21, 2008 at 10 a.m.

    We used to make our own ice skating rink in the backyard and come in after many hours and have hot chocolate after, good times! Thanks!

  176. Kimberly B

    October 21, 2008 at 10:02 a.m.

    Our house is on a really nice sloped lot so we invite the neighbor kids over to go sledding and some snowball fights with hot cocoa when were done, of course.
    Thanx for the contest.

  177. Karen F

    October 21, 2008 at 10:06 a.m.

    We like to build a snowman and make snowcream!

  178. Barbara Fleury

    October 21, 2008 at 10:17 a.m.

    Living in Northern Michigan winter is a big part of our lives. My grandsons both ski and I'm always there at the bottom of the hill to get the race finsih photo.

  179. Donna C.

    October 21, 2008 at 10:26 a.m.

    Wow this is a great giveaway! I love building a snowman with my kids and then coming in the house for hot chocolate.

  180. Carla T

    October 21, 2008 at 10:31 a.m.

    Last year my husband and I had a huge snowball fight with our five year old...she loved it! We also enjoy making snowangels and snowmen :) We warm up afterward with a big mug of hot cocoa.

  181. Patti

    October 21, 2008 at 10:38 a.m.

    We love sledding. Both downhill and snowmobile. The kids think its great to go exploring in places its hard to walk to in the summer. We always warm up with hot apple cider when were done!

  182. Jessica

    October 21, 2008 at 10:40 a.m.

    We love to go sledding and grab a hot chocolate at our local coffee shop.

  183. Tracy

    October 21, 2008 at 10:42 a.m.

    My family would travel to Arcade, NY for Christmas every other year. We loved to sled down the "big" hill behind my mom's house. My dog would even join in on the fun and hop on the sled too!!
    I now have 4 kids and this winter outfit would be great, especially here in Chicago!!

  184. Allie B.

    October 21, 2008 at 11:12 a.m.

    A family favorite is of course..Snow Sledding. This is our first year living where they have LONGER winters so we'll have more time sledding..and being able to learn how to ski!

  185. Claire

    October 21, 2008 at 11:13 a.m.

    We have been cross country skiing with Jasper since he was 5 weeks old, and he was on his own skis at 13 he is waiting for the snow so he can ski outside in stead of just on the rugs! So we go anywhere there is snow outside of Seattle.

  186. judy brittle

    October 21, 2008 at 11:15 a.m.

    We love building snow forts. They are so much fun. Plus of course also making snow angels. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

  187. Lori Walker

    October 21, 2008 at 11:44 a.m.

    We love snow tubing

  188. Cilfton Wade

    October 21, 2008 at 11:56 a.m.

    We don't get alot of snow where we live at - but it sure does get cold. Thank you for this great contest and prize!

  189. Hillary

    October 21, 2008 at 12:01 p.m.

    Our favorite family activity is driving all the way out to Hurricane Ridge to go inner-tubing/sledding. We bring a picnic lunch and plenty of hot chocolate.

  190. jessica

    October 21, 2008 at 12:11 p.m.

    this would be great for our almost 2 year old, we love to go sledding and can't wait to take her!

  191. molly

    October 21, 2008 at 12:24 p.m.

    This isn't an activity, really. I just always love it when it snows those big flakes that take a while to fall. It is rarely fun to walk in the snow, but I love doing it during this type of snowfall.

  192. Hannah

    October 21, 2008 at 12:49 p.m.

    We like sliding on the ice. And I think that there are many many snowmen in our future!

  193. Heidi T

    October 21, 2008 at 1:17 p.m.

    Sledding has always been my favorite, because I enjoy it just as much!

  194. Kirsten

    October 21, 2008 at 1:22 p.m.


  195. evelyn

    October 21, 2008 at 1:29 p.m.

    very nice snow angels

  196. Alicia Webster

    October 21, 2008 at 1:38 p.m.

    Going to the park ! I am a stay-at-home mom of three and we love going to the park in the fall and winter (there are several in our area to choose from) partly because it is deserted with so many kids enrolled in public and private schools. No, the kids aren't antisocial, but they like to occasionally have the swings and slides all to themselves instead of waiting their turn like they have to do in the summer.
    Alicia Webster

  197. Mindie W

    October 21, 2008 at 1:47 p.m.

    I am going to be teaching my 2 children to ski this winter. I just moved back to Idaho and this will be a first for my 5 yr old and 2 1/2 yr old. This would be great. I think our favorite activity this year will be skiing as a family...

  198. Cecilia

    October 21, 2008 at 1:48 p.m.

    Mine isn't anything original, just playing in the snow, making snow people and them warming up with hot cocoa (extra marshmallows!) by the fire.

    Thank you!

  199. cathi rushing

    October 21, 2008 at 1:52 p.m.

    we love to make snowmen

  200. Crystal

    October 21, 2008 at 1:57 p.m.

    Sledding. It is so much fun to feel the wind in your face going down hill.
    Making snowmen is a close second though.

  201. beth shepherd

    October 21, 2008 at 2:03 p.m.

    Thank you for having this. We have a large hill on our property so we love to go sledding. It is so much fun. Thank you!

  202. tanya wilson

    October 21, 2008 at 2:10 p.m.

    We like making snow angels!

  203. Doug G

    October 21, 2008 at 2:10 p.m.

    This will be our first winter with grand children. I Can't wait to see what our favorite activity will be.

  204. susan varney

    October 21, 2008 at 2:15 p.m.

    making snowmen

  205. Sky

    October 21, 2008 at 2:20 p.m.

    When we get a good snow we like to go to one of the local parks. Cody Park has a hill that doesn't seem to big until we get snow! Lots of families gather up there and we all sled down the hill. It's lots of laughs, plus you always meet a new friend or two. When we get home we usually have something warm to eat like soup and watch movies...those days are always the Perfect day!

  206. Maggie Smith

    October 21, 2008 at 2:22 p.m.

    I love sledding with my kids and then coming in from the cold to a nice mug of hot chocolate. This is the ultimate snow day!

    I would love to win this giveaway!! THANKS!

  207. Debbie

    October 21, 2008 at 2:26 p.m.

    Sledding-our family all has a great time!

  208. lace

    October 21, 2008 at 2:48 p.m.

    My favorite winter activity with the kids is making snow people and snow angels out in the yard. Sledding is high on the list as well. A cup of hot chocolate is always a must after any outside activities. I'm excited about winter. I just wish it didn't last as long as it does. Maybe this great new outfit will help.

  209. Michael

    October 21, 2008 at 2:55 p.m.

    Let's go Sledding!

  210. Beata

    October 21, 2008 at 2:55 p.m.


  211. Tanya

    October 21, 2008 at 2:59 p.m.

    Our favorite activity with the kids is to bundle everybody up, grab the sleds, and go for a winter walk. It's very cheap, great exercise, and great family bonding time. Then on our way home we sometimes stop at the gas station to get a snack and my son looks like it's the greatest most exciting gift ever =)

  212. Julie Moe

    October 21, 2008 at 3:35 p.m.

    I love playing in the snow

  213. Melisa

    October 21, 2008 at 3:43 p.m.

    We love Lands End for ourselves and we look forward to this winter when our toddler will be able to play in the snow.

  214. Holly

    October 21, 2008 at 3:49 p.m.

    We go to Snowbowl every year as a family and play in the snow and now we have taken up snowboarding...the kids have a blast!

  215. teresa

    October 21, 2008 at 3:49 p.m.

    SNOWBALL FIGHTS.. building snowmen .. sliding down the hills .. intertubing.. skiing.. and snowboarding.. then hot cocoa and a nice fire....

  216. Nikowa

    October 21, 2008 at 4:05 p.m.

    We're starting a family tradition of visiting Colorado every winter....LOVE Colorado!

  217. Kristie

    October 21, 2008 at 4:06 p.m.

    We like to go sledding!

  218. nancy

    October 21, 2008 at 4:17 p.m.

    decorating for christmas, baking, and drinking hot cocoa

  219. Crystal

    October 21, 2008 at 4:21 p.m.

    We love sledding but making snowmen is a close second.

  220. Jill L

    October 21, 2008 at 4:25 p.m.

    We like to build snowmen!

  221. Jeanne

    October 21, 2008 at 4:29 p.m.

    We just got our season's passes at the local ski resort and this will be our first year taking our eldest daughter skiing so I'm sure that is going to be our new favorite winter activity.

  222. Kristyn Martin

    October 21, 2008 at 5:31 p.m.

    We rarely get snow where I live, but when it does snow, I love to make snow angels!

  223. Nancy J

    October 21, 2008 at 5:35 p.m.

    My children are grown adults now but when they were children favorite pasttimes included buliding snowmen, making a snow ramp (if we got enough snow) and of course sledding Hopefully soon I'll be doing the same with grandchildren

  224. Kathleen Schmitz

    October 21, 2008 at 5:45 p.m.

    Building snowmen in the back yard.

  225. C Gibbs

    October 21, 2008 at 5:49 p.m.

    Snow Angels!!

  226. Lauren S

    October 21, 2008 at 5:54 p.m.

    I love playing outside in our backyard with my son. Whether it's digging tunnels in the snow or simply making snow angels, we always have fun.

  227. Viva

    October 21, 2008 at 6:09 p.m.

    Hands down favorite is building snowmen. We've started making "snowfamilies" and it looks so great in the yard. We dress them up in all of our old winter gear...hats, scarves, etc. The kids love it. Thanks for the chance.

  228. Sandy Tritt

    October 21, 2008 at 6:24 p.m.

    We have five boys. Youngest is 17 months and oldest is 17 and our favorite family thing to do is sledding.

  229. Jessie White

    October 21, 2008 at 6:35 p.m.

    My favorite winter activity is going to Lake Lanier to look at Christmas lights and then roasting marshmallows on the fire when we get to the end. We also get to shop for fun Christmas stuff in the store.

  230. Katie

    October 21, 2008 at 7:10 p.m.

    My kids are still very young so our favorite Wintertime activity is sledding -- or just eating popcorn in front of the TV!

  231. debbie

    October 21, 2008 at 7:24 p.m.

    I love our indoor campouts on the living room floor. We light a fire in the fireplace and roast marshmallows. We all sleep in our sleeping bags.

  232. Roxanne

    October 21, 2008 at 7:34 p.m.

    Sleigh rides! They are just the best.

  233. Sweetpeas

    October 21, 2008 at 7:39 p.m.

    We haven't lived here in the winter yet, so I don't know what the area has to offer but our house is SURROUNDED by hills (literally, our yard is all slanted, I had a horrible time finding a place to set up the kiddie pool this summer LOL), ever since we moved in this past spring I've been looking forward to sledding when it snows :) And sledding is never complete w/o hot chocolate when we're done, yum! We're homebodies all the time,but especially when it snows :)

  234. Viv

    October 21, 2008 at 7:41 p.m.

    We love building snowmen(and snowgirls)!

  235. darngooddigs

    October 21, 2008 at 7:42 p.m.

    Walking around the corner to our favorite bakery, Blue Sky, and ordering a yummy muffin, drinking hot chocolate, and reading a Thomas the Tank Engine book and the New York Times.

  236. Angela K

    October 21, 2008 at 7:47 p.m.

    My son's favorite winter activity right now is sledding. But, my husband and I are big snowboarders. Maybe this year he will be big enough to give that a try!

  237. Jennifer

    October 21, 2008 at 7:49 p.m.

    Watching the snow fall from the windows

  238. Christine Groce

    October 21, 2008 at 7:57 p.m.

    Sledding and making a snowman is the fav activity in our family.

  239. Kellie

    October 21, 2008 at 8:16 p.m.

    I love to go sledding, build snowmen, and have fun snowball fights! The first blanket of snowfall is beautiful too!

  240. Pam

    October 21, 2008 at 8:41 p.m.

    Definitely, ice skating at our old, indoor rink, followed up with hot chocolate and popcorn.

  241. kristi blackstone

    October 21, 2008 at 9:20 p.m.

    Camping is fun in winter, sitting around a campfire and just spending time together bundled up! I'd love to win for my son

  242. Monique Rizzo

    October 21, 2008 at 9:26 p.m.

    We love Sledding! So much fun.

  243. Wendy

    October 21, 2008 at 9:30 p.m.

    My kids love to play in the snow. Our favorite family time outdoors is sledding and tobogganing. They can't wait till the first snow fall!

  244. Rachelle R

    October 21, 2008 at 9:45 p.m.

    Our family's favorite winter activity is going for walks and trying to see how cold the air is by breathing hard. In Southern California it rarely gets that cold but the kids have fun doing it. We usually make a few road trips during the season to see actual snow.

  245. lisa

    October 21, 2008 at 9:45 p.m.

    My kids and love to build snow men and make snow angels.

  246. Tabby

    October 21, 2008 at 9:47 p.m.

    Living in Seattle is great. We don't get too much snow, but we're so close to the beautiful mountains that when the urge hits we can quickly drive to the snow. We love to go sledding. We have our favorite hills scoped out and we see the same people year after year. It's great.

  247. Sierra

    October 21, 2008 at 10 p.m.

    Snowmobiling! So much fun :)

  248. Karen

    October 21, 2008 at 11:15 p.m.

    Our favorite winter activity is building snow forts, having snowball fight, then coming in to warm up with hot chocolate served in special mugs with marshmallows.

  249. Molly Capel

    October 22, 2008 at 12:12 a.m.

    Even though it doesn't snow where we live, I love packing the kids up in the car & heading to the mountains for some sledding.

  250. r Hicks

    October 22, 2008 at 1:23 a.m.

    the little one loves sledding and building snowmen. plan to introduce skiing this winter

  251. Lori

    October 22, 2008 at 5:29 a.m.

    Definitely sledding - now that the kids are older and enjoy it we have a blast!

  252. jen

    October 22, 2008 at 6:10 a.m.

    The kids favorite part of winter is when they come in from the cold and tear off all those nice lands end clothes in the garage or basement, hang all the wet socks all over and toss stuff in the dryer to make it warm for the next romp outside!

  253. Amy

    October 22, 2008 at 6:13 a.m.

    We love to play in the snow and build snowmen and my DH pulls my kids around on a sled and then we come in and have hot chocolate together as a family.

    Please include me in your drawing.

  254. Amy Horton

    October 22, 2008 at 6:25 a.m.

    We love to go to Winterfest in our town and watch the Bed races on the frozen creek :)

  255. Pat

    October 22, 2008 at 7:10 a.m.

    Our favorite activity is going sledding and building a snowman.

  256. nancy

    October 22, 2008 at 7:15 a.m.


  257. Stephanie

    October 22, 2008 at 7:59 a.m.

    My daughter will not quite be old enough to enjoy the winter this year but I look forward to the upcoming years with her. I remember as a kid my parents taking me and my sister skiing and how much fun we had it was great except one time my sister and I got our ski's tangled up what a mess.

  258. Susan

    October 22, 2008 at 8:38 a.m.

    I loved sledding with my kids, then making hot chocolate for them. Now I enjoy doing these things with my granddaughter.

  259. Sonya DeHart

    October 22, 2008 at 8:58 a.m.

    We love building snowmen, and making snow angels!

  260. Jeni

    October 22, 2008 at 9:31 a.m.

    going sledding

  261. Dawn Papandrea-Khan

    October 22, 2008 at 9:49 a.m.

    My favorite Winter activity is to pack everyone in the car late at night with a thermos of hot chocolate and drive around and ooh and awe at everyone's Christmas lights. We scream and make crazy noises when we see extra special houses that are overly decorated. We have a blast! It is even better if it is snowing!!

    DAWN aka PainterMommy

  262. Carol Schmitt

    October 22, 2008 at 9:58 a.m.

    My grandaughter just turned 2 on Sunday. This year it will sledding and making snowman. Its going to be a great winter taking her out to enjoy all the fun activities in the winter.

  263. Vickie Couturier

    October 22, 2008 at 10:08 a.m.

    I like to take the grandkids to the park an just sit an watch them play in the snow,usually throw snowballs at eachother an make snowangels are a lot of fun,thanks

  264. Maquel

    October 22, 2008 at 10:14 a.m.

    We love to go sledding and then have a movie night under bunches of blankets.

  265. K. Cleaver

    October 22, 2008 at 10:26 a.m.

    I love to make snowmen and sled ride with the kids. We don't get much snow though.

  266. Rochelle

    October 22, 2008 at 10:41 a.m.

    My husband has declared me and my son "Snowflakes" as any hint of snow in the forecast makes us pace back and forth to the window to see if any flakes are falling. We looove sledding, so usually drive east of Seattle on I-90 to a forest access road. Occasionally we're priviledged to visit relatives in Alaska. The kids still talk about how in Alaska the air "sparkles with diamonds" and they get hot cocoa with candy canes. I love reading everyone's ideas.

  267. Christina

    October 22, 2008 at 10:49 a.m.

    My favorite winter activity with the kids is napping.

  268. Kathy Scott

    October 22, 2008 at 11:11 a.m.

    We recently moved back to Idaho so we really need this. We are teaching the kids to ski.

  269. Michelle

    October 22, 2008 at 11:13 a.m.

    We have all the supplies for building snowforts in our yard and we live for snowdays so we can troop outside and build in our backyard all day long.

  270. Jennifer

    October 22, 2008 at 11:29 a.m.

    My kids love to go sledding at a local park and then go in the clubhouse to warm up by the fireplace with some hot cocoa.
    Great giveaway!

  271. tim brown

    October 22, 2008 at 11:55 a.m.


  272. The Mom Jen

    October 22, 2008 at 12:07 p.m.

    I love being inside on a cold evening baking sugar cookies with the kids. I can smell them in the oven now!! ;)

  273. Christine W

    October 22, 2008 at 12:35 p.m.

    We get lots of snow here in Wisconsin and we do a lot of snow activities but my son's favorite is making snow angels....he always gets a kick out of what they look like when he stands up. He also likes to shovel....but I don't!!! Thanks for the chance,

  274. Kristine

    October 22, 2008 at 12:40 p.m.

    We love just playing out in the snow with our boys. My five year old just loves it. Building snowmen, throwing snowballs, even helping shovel the driveway with his own little shovel.

  275. Meg T

    October 22, 2008 at 1:12 p.m.

    Park City, UT is our favorite winter getaway. That is where my husband and I honeymooned, so its fun to bring our son back there. thanks!

  276. Sara G

    October 22, 2008 at 1:47 p.m.

    Our twin girls were just born last November, but we are really excited to build our first snowman with them this year. And take them sledding!

  277. Mary A

    October 22, 2008 at 2:09 p.m.

    Our favorite winter activity is building snowmen (when there is snow) and laying in front of a fire and reading stories. Thanks for the giveaway.

  278. Aniela R.

    October 22, 2008 at 2:17 p.m.

    We love driving around to look for all the outrageous Christams light displays.

  279. Cathy Mealey

    October 22, 2008 at 2:25 p.m.

    Hands down our favorite activity is a snowman making contest! Every family member has to sculpt a snowperson that represents them and then we take silly photos of each person standing next to their snowdoppelganger. If snow and energy permit, we also make pet snowsculptures to join our snowfamily! Then everyone heads inside for cocoa, cookies and a roaring fire - a really fun day for us all!

  280. Allyson Frank

    October 22, 2008 at 2:35 p.m.

    My grandson would look so cozy and warm in this outfit.

  281. reeva

    October 22, 2008 at 3:17 p.m.

    we like to go to the movies and window shopping as we walk around the mall :)

  282. LeeAnn P.

    October 22, 2008 at 3:43 p.m.

    Sledding, then coming in from the cold for some nice hot cocoa!

  283. Pat Connors

    October 22, 2008 at 4:06 p.m.

    Making a backyard skating rink with our kids.

  284. Carrie H.

    October 22, 2008 at 4:44 p.m.

    We love making snow angels! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  285. Julie D

    October 22, 2008 at 4:58 p.m.

    We have a great sledding hill right near our house in a city park. It is great because the kids invite friends over and we make a day of it. Sledding and having hot chocolate. Later if we go inside we play board games. The kids have lots of memories of this and we try to do it again every year.

  286. Katharine

    October 22, 2008 at 5:11 p.m.

    I love to go sledding with the kids in the Winter

  287. Deanne S

    October 22, 2008 at 5:18 p.m.

    My favorite thing to do is make a snowman family and when we're done come in and snuggle with a cup of hot cocoa with extra marshmallows.

  288. Jamie Z

    October 22, 2008 at 5:19 p.m.

    I love to go to our indoor water park in the winter. We have long, cold and snowy winters and going to the water park gives us a nice break from that.

  289. Trevor

    October 22, 2008 at 5:36 p.m.

    Hey this is a great giveaway!

    One of the things our family enjoys each winter is the parade of lights each Christmas season. We gather up grandparents and warm clothes and head downtown.

    Even though it is cold and sometimes snowy the whole family enjoys watching the parade. The creative way people decorate up their floats, cars and horses with Christmas lights is amazing.

    The kids or course like to gather up the candy thrown their way!

    The ride home is always full of fun talking about all the great things we saw. Then we get to look forward to next year.

    Bring on the winter fun!

  290. Kim M

    October 22, 2008 at 6:07 p.m.

    Making s'mores!

  291. Jason M

    October 22, 2008 at 7:43 p.m.

    There's nothing more fun than taking the kids sledding. It's something they look forward to all year long. My daughter has already gotten her sled out of the shed and has been toting it around the yard in anticipation of getting to go this year. I also like to drive around and look at all the Holdiay lights and decorations.

  292. megan

    October 22, 2008 at 7:51 p.m.

    In the winter our families favorite activity is cuddling up on the couch with blankets, popcorn, and a movie.

  293. Margy

    October 22, 2008 at 7:53 p.m.

    We love to go for a walk around the neighborhood after the snow has set and look at all the beautiful lights. It really puts me in the holiday mood.:)

  294. Shay

    October 22, 2008 at 8:25 p.m.

    I'd like to say building snowmen, but it rarely snows here. I woke my daughter up last year at 2.5 years of age to see the snow in the middle of the night.

  295. Janet F

    October 22, 2008 at 10:32 p.m.

    Last winter I had fun making a snowman with my grandson.

    We stay in more and read and play games in the winter.

  296. Carolsue

    October 23, 2008 at 12:54 a.m.

    Taking the kids to play in the snowparks in Lake Tahoe in the winter!

  297. Rebecca C

    October 23, 2008 at 1:21 a.m.

    We like to cuddle around the fire and roast marshmellows!

  298. Margaret

    October 23, 2008 at 2:20 a.m.

    I just love to take the children to one of Michigan’s great lakes and go ice fishing. To see there eyes get so big, and there face with amazement that we are driving and then walking on the ice that in the summer they were swimming in. When we cut the hole in the ice, and they see the water, they just can’t figure out how we still can stand and not fall in. The most fun is when they catch a fish; they just don’t understand why the fish do not freeze. There little minds and thoughts are in fantasy land. It is so much fun.

  299. Marie Fink

    October 23, 2008 at 2:35 a.m.

    My kids just love to go play in the snow! They roll around in it, make snow angels and really love throwing snowballs at their dad! I like to watch that too! LOL!

  300. Miranda K.

    October 23, 2008 at 6:03 a.m.

    I love building little snow forts and having snowball fights with my kids. It's freezing but my kids love to play in the snow.

  301. Tammy Darling

    October 23, 2008 at 6:11 a.m.

    We love sledding, snowball fights, building a fort & snowman. My kids just love snow!

  302. Karla Kinney

    October 23, 2008 at 6:38 a.m.

    Making snowpeople, snowball fights and then hot chocolate to warm us all back up.

  303. Patty

    October 23, 2008 at 6:52 a.m.

    One of my favorite winter activities is to go to Old Bethpage Village Christmas Candlelight Nights. You need to bring (or buy when you get there) flashlights or lanterns and walk around the restored village in the evening. They have guided tours of the many buildings. People in vintage clothing describe what life why back when. Several groups of singers roam around. We usually warm up at the huge fire pit which is outside the "General Store / Bar" where you can by hot apple cider. It is a nice family activity the older kids usually play flash light tag around the houses and woods. Here is a link to the village.

  304. Melissa

    October 23, 2008 at 6:55 a.m.

    Each Thanksgiving, our family travels from Texas to North Carolina. We stay in a log cabin in Black Mountain and it is an entire extended weekend of outdoor fun. But our favorite activity is a non-activity...making smores in a rustic, outdoor firepit!

  305. Sarah Hirsch

    October 23, 2008 at 7:38 a.m.

    What great stuff!
    My favorite winter's a tie. The old classics - building a snowman and going sledding. We found a giant hill last year that was a blast going down on a sled! (Not as much fun walking back up, but hey, that's part of the process, right?)

  306. Heather

    October 23, 2008 at 8 a.m.

    Last year the kids in the neighborhood and my husband and another Dad built a huge snowfort in our yard. The kids did get tired and had a snowball fight and the "Big Kids (the two Dads)" just kept building the fort. I made a huge pot or hot chocolate for all to enjoy after the fort was built. Lots of fun and pictures to enjoy in years to come when they are all grown up (including the dads if they ever grow up).

  307. Sarah

    October 23, 2008 at 9:13 a.m.

    definitely sledding!

  308. Marie

    October 23, 2008 at 9:33 a.m.

    We love to build snowmen and go sledding. If we get really ambitious we make a fort or igloo and have snowball fights :-)

  309. Jennifer Bubolz-Miller

    October 23, 2008 at 11:29 a.m.

    Sledding- With our new little one I hope this holds true!

  310. anne

    October 23, 2008 at 12:19 p.m.

    I love making a big pot of chili or apple cider. Then we are able to stay warm inside while having a wonderful smell fill the house!

  311. Angela Koga

    October 23, 2008 at 12:44 p.m.

    We love to go sledding or ice skating. It is the most fun you can have when it is cold.

  312. Nancy

    October 23, 2008 at 1:53 p.m.

    Building snowmen is definitely one of our favorites. Though I think my son agrees to go out in the snow only because he knows he'll get hot chocolate when we come back in!

    I hope to take him sledding this year.

  313. Pamela Warren

    October 23, 2008 at 2:52 p.m.

    My favorite winter activity is building snowmen and making snow angels.

  314. robin

    October 23, 2008 at 3:37 p.m.

    I'm going to have to say walking a few blks in the cold to get hot cocoa and whipped cream at our favorite coffee place. I know, we are lame.

  315. Millicent C.

    October 23, 2008 at 3:59 p.m.

    Every Christmas season we have a gingerbread decorating party. I have two sons and 6 nephews so you can just imagine the mess I mean the creativity flowing from them! Its a great time I love looking at the picks! Thank you for the chance to win such a great gift!

  316. kailani

    October 23, 2008 at 4:14 p.m.

    Our favorite activity is making a snowman in the backyard. We don't really have snow here in Hawaii but we usually head on up to Tahoe for the winter.

  317. Kari Follett

    October 23, 2008 at 4:20 p.m.

    We love going sledding and snowshoeing!

  318. Linda Moeller

    October 23, 2008 at 4:30 p.m.

    Can't beat building a snowman!

  319. Crystal

    October 23, 2008 at 5:50 p.m.

    My son was not old enough to do out door activities last year during the winter, so I am so excited to play in the snow with him this year.

  320. Serge

    October 23, 2008 at 6:14 p.m.

    We love going to Hebert's candy mansion and getting a big cup of hot cocoa

  321. Melissa

    October 23, 2008 at 8:08 p.m.

    We love to build snowman! Then drink hot chocolate by the fire in our pjs!

  322. donette smith

    October 23, 2008 at 9:21 p.m.

    hope to help out the grand kid to have some fun out doors!staying warm and dry!

  323. Chi

    October 23, 2008 at 10:40 p.m.

    My favorite thing has to be building snowmen! :D

  324. christelle

    October 24, 2008 at 2:39 a.m.

    wow .as we are stationed overseas in germany we love to take our 3 boys to garmisch and teach them how to ski so i would love to win this outfit . it sure would help.

  325. Elaine

    October 24, 2008 at 3:43 a.m.

    I live in Utah ski country and this would be perfect for one of my children for their ski days.

  326. Bridget

    October 24, 2008 at 6:46 a.m.

    We enjoy pushing the stroller around the mall--we get a little walking in, do some people watching, and hit the playground. Cheap and always there!

  327. Lisa Fosses

    October 24, 2008 at 7:33 a.m.

    we like to make snowmen

  328. LisaW

    October 24, 2008 at 7:50 a.m.

    My twin sons are just getting old enough to enjoy outdoor winter activities. I'm looking forward to building snowmen with them this winter. Thanks!

  329. jen

    October 24, 2008 at 12:41 p.m.

    My favorite activity to do outside with my kids is making a snowman in the front yard. Even more fun if we can make two!

  330. theresa

    October 24, 2008 at 12:54 p.m.

    My kids and I love to go sledding behind our house!

  331. Michelle Arbo

    October 24, 2008 at 1:08 p.m.

    WE like to innertube and snowboard and of coarse make snow angels

  332. Debra F

    October 24, 2008 at 1:25 p.m.

    We love to go sledding down the hill that is just around the block. The entire neighborhood is there on a snow day and it's just a blast!

    Great giveaway and hope to win.

  333. Ginny

    October 24, 2008 at 1:46 p.m.

    I'm not an outdoors person, so I love giving the girls hot chocolate after THEY play outside in the snow!

  334. Karen

    October 24, 2008 at 2:06 p.m.

    This will be Megan's first winter. She was born last November and is now crawling and starting to walk. I think by the time she does walk, it'll snow. I cant wait for it to snow so we can make snow angels together.

  335. Amanda Caruthers

    October 24, 2008 at 2:07 p.m.

    We go watch the Christmas parades. When it snows we have snowball fights and make snowmen.

  336. Jennifer Jozwiak

    October 24, 2008 at 3:06 p.m.

    I don't have any memories yet since my little one hasnt been born yet but I bet my nephew would love these clothes!

  337. Marcia

    October 24, 2008 at 5:05 p.m.

    Building snowmen & snowfairies & snowpuppies while trying to find the funniest or 'best' shaped things in nature to add to our creations--like acorns, pinecones, dead plant stalks,
    different colored rocks, etc. The more creative the better and a good way to teach kids about the cycles of growth in nature.

  338. Jennifer Hedden

    October 24, 2008 at 6:36 p.m.

    Snowball fights

  339. Rachel D

    October 24, 2008 at 6:46 p.m.

    Driving around looking at Christmas lights has always been my favorite winter activity to do with the kids. Sledding is ALWAYS fun too!!!

  340. Cori Westphal

    October 24, 2008 at 6:49 p.m.

    Snow forts! I love making a snow fort with my kids after the first few big snows. I made them with my brother when I was a kid and I love passing the tradition on. Thanks for the great contest!

  341. Kasey

    October 24, 2008 at 7:12 p.m.

    There is nothing better then a day full of sledding, making snowpeople and drinking hot cocoa, this would be a great prize to help keep the chill off
    Thanks for the contest

  342. Max

    October 24, 2008 at 7:25 p.m.

    Visiting family in Connecticut

  343. Angie

    October 24, 2008 at 7:46 p.m.

    WOW! What an incredibly generous giveaway! I love Land's End...their coats are such good quality! One of our favorite activities with the kids is to build 2 snowforts and then one kid teams up with Mom and the other teams up with Dad..and we have a big snowball fight! We look forward to it every year! Thank you so much for the chance to win this!!

  344. Tasha

    October 24, 2008 at 8:26 p.m.

    Last year my son was just old enough to really enjoy the snow. We all loved going sledding at the park down the street and it was so hard to get him back home. To top that off my husband just had to get a hot chocolate maker and we would go inside turn on the machine and make a nice warm cup of hot coco for everyone.

  345. Monica D

    October 24, 2008 at 8:27 p.m.

    My kids love when I break out the spray bottles. I fill them with water and a little food coloring and they "paint" the snow and their snowmen. We live in an area where we get 100+ inches of snow every year so you have to get outside and play at least a little everyday or cabin fever really sets in!

  346. Jennifer M

    October 25, 2008 at 7:16 a.m.

    Sledding down the hill onto the frozen lake.

  347. Karina

    October 25, 2008 at 7:30 a.m.

    My husband and I are expecting our daughter any day now (I'm currently 38 weeks pregnant) but we are already talking about how wonderful it will be to take her to the snow and to ski as soon as she is old enough to do so. We love Land's End and hope they have something that will fit an infant :)

  348. Sandy

    October 25, 2008 at 8:12 a.m.

    Making snowmen ... it's safe! And we can drag them in to warm up if it gets too cold (they're just toddlers).

  349. Katie Anthony

    October 25, 2008 at 9:36 a.m.

    Our favorite activity is by far the festival of lights in New Haven, CT. We go every year and my 4 year old is just blown away by it.

    We also patiently await the arrival of the first snow to make our infamous lop-sided snowmen. We try to decorate our snowmen as funny as we can. I love it!

    Thanks for the contest!

  350. Chris

    October 25, 2008 at 11:01 a.m.

    My girl LOVES playing outside! Last winter she was too little, but she'd spend hours at our sliding glass windows staring outside. She's going to love the snow this winter. I imagine we'll make lots of snowman and angels and spend find a sledding hill or 2. I can't wait until she's a bit older and we can start skiing because that's my favorite winter activity!

  351. Joshua

    October 25, 2008 at 11:02 a.m.

    Our favourite winter activity has been creating our own puzzles. Obviously this needs some adult supervision, but it'll easily take the afternoon and is a whole lot of fun. Just draw a picture, past it to cardboard and cut it out! It is so much fun to try and get the picture back together again!

  352. Melanie

    October 25, 2008 at 11:19 a.m.

    We just love to play outside in our backyard in the snow and built snowmen.

  353. Heather B

    October 25, 2008 at 11:31 a.m.

    oh I LOVE the painting snow idea we will have to try that this winter. We like to go outside and build snow forts. we have a pretty big heal next to the house and as i kid I always built forts there now my kids and I get to do it!

  354. Stacy

    October 25, 2008 at 11:33 a.m.

    It has to be the snowball fights! We have such fun!

  355. christina

    October 25, 2008 at 11:37 a.m.

    I love making snow angels with the kids. it's the simplest winter fun there is.

  356. Carly

    October 25, 2008 at 11:41 a.m.

    About 6 years ago, while roasting marshmallows, my niece asked me, "how do they make marshmallows?" We looked it up and gave it try, now every 2 or 3 weeks all winter long we make batches of marshmallows to have in our hot chocolate. (I may occasionally eat a plain one, or two.)

  357. Lois S

    October 25, 2008 at 11:41 a.m.

    The first snow is always the Best! We break out "let it snow" on the CD, call all family members to help celebrate and enjoy hot chocolate!

  358. divrchk

    October 25, 2008 at 11:53 a.m.

    Awesome! My kids love building snowmen with me.

  359. Michele P.

    October 25, 2008 at 11:55 a.m.

    My daughter and I live near a nice hill, where we can go sledding (actually most of the town comes there to do the same thing!) since mom can't slide as much as she'd like to-we practice making snow angels in the backyard!

  360. Meaghan

    October 25, 2008 at noon

    We love to go see the Christmas Boat Parade in DC. It's a very low-key and free holiday event. :) Great giveaway!

  361. VHMPrincess

    October 25, 2008 at noon

    The kids go skiing w/their grandparents at the end of every winter. We have been doing it for years and it is wonderful for them to have a week together without work and school interrupting. The bonding is great and everyone gets so much exercise and has so much fun!

  362. Sarah

    October 25, 2008 at 12:01 p.m.

    So far, my favorite winter activity to do with my son is just to get out and play in the snow, feeling it, smelling it, building with it. He's still filled with wonder each year at what it is and where it came from!

  363. Janell

    October 25, 2008 at 12:07 p.m.

    They were too young last year but we would love to go snow sledding.

  364. Meerkat

    October 25, 2008 at 12:11 p.m.

    Well, my son will be a toddler this winter and I can't wait to take him to see the lights decorating all of downtown for Christmas!

  365. Anna

    October 25, 2008 at 12:18 p.m.

    Favorite winter activity with kids - sledding!! I love to see their cheeks get rosy-red and there's nothing like breathing crisp fresh air! If I win I will get this in a size for next winter since my baby is only 8 months now. We're really enjoying the cooler weather, but he won't likely be sitting or playing in snow this year, since he can't walk yet.

  366. Rebecca

    October 25, 2008 at 12:26 p.m.

    In winter for us, it's to go even further north to cottage country. There's an excellent little cabin we rent where we can really appreciate all the snow (and don't have to deal with the gray, salted, mushy stuff that's all around the city). My little one especially likes going for walks 'on the water'. Walking across a frozen lake is a real treat for her.

  367. Maggie

    October 25, 2008 at 12:36 p.m.

    Our backyard backs up to the "retention pond" for the neighborhood. It has never had a bit of stnading water in it, and in the winter, the angle of the sides of the "pond" is perfect for safe, but fast, sledding. When our kids were younger, our favorite activity was watching the older kids from our neighborhood speed down the hill. Now that they're old enough to do it themselves, watching them is MY favorite winter activity!

  368. Sarah

    October 25, 2008 at 12:39 p.m.

    I love the previous comment of the spray bottles. This is the first year my kids will be old enough to enjoy the snow. I have a feeling the large slope will be tons of fun.

  369. barbara

    October 25, 2008 at 12:43 p.m.

    We would love this. My little guy loves being outdoors. We are hoping to take him to Tahoe a lot this year to play in the snow.

  370. Marla

    October 25, 2008 at 12:56 p.m.

    I actually like to shovel and, last year my daughter loved to "help."

  371. Donjia

    October 25, 2008 at 1:02 p.m.

    Every year we attend our family Christmas reunion. The cabin it is held at is on a Golf Course. This means there are tons of wide open hills for the kids to sled on the whole day. We enjoy catching up with family members who travel from all over to attend. Everyone brings food and drinks to share and Santa comes to visit later in the day bearing gifts for the children. It gives us all a terrific winter tradition to look forward to.

  372. Chan

    October 25, 2008 at 1:07 p.m.

    I can't wait to teach my son how to make a snowman this year. I think he will have so much fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

  373. Gretchen Ree

    October 25, 2008 at 1:15 p.m.

    We love ice skating in the back yard. In fact, it is almost time for us to set up our ice rink and start filling it with water! Its one of those activities that as a former Californian, is just too neat to pass up! And we could always use new winter clothes as those kids of mine have a habit of growing!

  374. Artzijen

    October 25, 2008 at 1:26 p.m.

    Our family are big snowmobilers. My sons love to ride in front and act like they are driving.

  375. Patti Lalley

    October 25, 2008 at 1:27 p.m.

    We are in the DC suburbs where it doesn't snow as much...BUT our 6 y.o. son loves sledding...whether it be on the hill of our front yard or the hills of the local park. And although it's more of a holiday activity, as a family, we like to drive around at night and see the Xmas lights up in the neighborhood.

    Thx for such a great give-a-way!

  376. Kathy Conley

    October 25, 2008 at 1:37 p.m.

    Our favorite is making snow angels!

  377. Shannon

    October 25, 2008 at 1:42 p.m.

    Hot chocolate & a movie. =)

  378. Adele Morin

    October 25, 2008 at 1:44 p.m.

    Our favorite activity is sledding and making snowmen/women! We have a 6 year old and twin 1 year olds.ALL BOYS!
    :-) Adele

  379. Candie L

    October 25, 2008 at 2:09 p.m.

    I love it when we hitch the sled to the lawnmower and go for a ride in the yard

  380. Christy

    October 25, 2008 at 2:10 p.m.

    Every year at Christmas we go home and visit my family in CO. Right in front of my dad's house is the perfect sledding hill for our preschool aged kids. They sled for hours! We take turns riding with them down the hill, or pulling the sled back up. I'm not really a play outside in the snow kind of person, but we all look forward to the Christmas sledding!

  381. kristin

    October 25, 2008 at 2:13 p.m.

    This will be our first Christmas in Germany with the kids! We'll be learning more about my husband's German Christmas customs like: Multiple Christmas days, putting the tree up on the 24th, and eating hot dogs for dinner ... lots of hot dogs for dinner. Most of all, I'm looking forward to watching my husband at his first "that side of the family" Christmas in five years and introducing the kids to SNOW.

  382. Rabia

    October 25, 2008 at 2:21 p.m.

    My daughter loves slding down the hills on either side of our house. This is my son's first winter where he will be old enough to join in on the fun!

  383. I'm the Mom

    October 25, 2008 at 2:26 p.m.

    I love to make snow forts and go sledding with the kids! Afterward we come in for some yummy hot chocolate!

  384. Laura

    October 25, 2008 at 2:29 p.m.

    Definitely catching snowflakes on black paper and looking at them through magnifying glasses before they melt!

  385. Alexander

    October 25, 2008 at 2:42 p.m.

    Making snowpeople on the beach and warming up by the fire with mexican hot chocolate and smores.

  386. Tamrah T.

    October 25, 2008 at 2:49 p.m.

    Growing up in the pacific northwest, we always had snow and plenty of it for months of fun: snow forts, sledding, snow angels,... Now my kiddos don't have all that available to them here in the southwest. But, we continue to take a day's drive more northern just so they know what snow is about. They're just content to make snow balls and eat them!

  387. Jill A

    October 25, 2008 at 3:06 p.m.

    My son loves to eat freshly fallen snow. I know this may not be sanitary, but there is no way to have him play while it is snowing without him opening his mouth and catching the snowflakes. He also likes to make a snowball and lick it. Adding maple syrup (the real stuff, no fake stuff allowed) adds some fun to this little "tradition" he has developed. :) You can also make your own "snow candy" by using ice cubes and crushing them in a blender and adding some real maple syrup.

  388. Sherry R

    October 25, 2008 at 3:08 p.m.

    My family loves sledding and making snowmen!

  389. Jess

    October 25, 2008 at 3:23 p.m.

    My daughter's favorite activity is playing outside in the snow--anything, honestly, as long as she is outside. MY job is to provide the hot chocolate when she is done.

    She likes hot chocolate so much that she has tried to go outside again so she can come back for more hot chocolate!

  390. Misty

    October 25, 2008 at 3:29 p.m.

    My daughter is still fairly young, so so far our favorite winter activity has just been getting out and experiencing snow. Seeing it fall from the sky, trying to walk through it, feeling some of it in the hand...all of it is wonderous to new eyes.

  391. Elizabeth M.

    October 25, 2008 at 3:56 p.m.

    I love building a snowman and snowforts in the yard with the kids.

  392. Jennifer

    October 25, 2008 at 4 p.m.

    One of my favorite winter activities is snowshoeing! You get to see some great stuff out on the trails and there is practically no one else out there. Then we stop for hot chocolate on the way home and it never tastes better.

  393. S Cluff

    October 25, 2008 at 4:05 p.m.

    We look forward to Brookfield Zoo's Zoolights in Chicago every year at the holidays.
    Another favorite is taking a walk at night, when the moon is full. When it shines on the snow, it seems magical!

  394. sarah e

    October 25, 2008 at 4:08 p.m.

    My favorite winter activity is choosing a live christmas tree and then bringing it home and putting up the decorations. This year my two year old is going to make the decorations himself - fun!!

  395. Autumn

    October 25, 2008 at 4:20 p.m.

    When we shovel the walks, we usually put most of the snow in a huge pile on one side of the driveway. This means the kids can create a little mountain to sled down even when we don't have time to actually take them sledding. Sometimes they don't even bother getting out the sleds and saucers. They just slide down their little mini sled run on their bottoms.

  396. penny coleman

    October 25, 2008 at 4:32 p.m.

    Building snow forts, snow walls, snowmen, snowwomen. Fun Fun Fun

  397. Jonah Lisa

    October 25, 2008 at 4:39 p.m.

    We live very close to the Targhee Ski Resort on the Idaho/Wyoming border. This will be our son's frst year on skis. BUt my Favorite winter activity with kids is hiking into the woods with a tobbagan and getting a Christmas tree. It's right out of a Normal Rockwell painting.

  398. Elizabeth

    October 25, 2008 at 4:49 p.m.

    We don't get too much snow here. But I like to pretend and go out for a day of play. Then come inside and make my moms own recipe for cocoa that I had growing up. We usually sit and watch a movie while we sip our cocoa.

  399. Tiffany A.

    October 25, 2008 at 4:55 p.m.

    My son is only a year old so we have many years to find all kinds of fun things to do in the winter. So far bundling up & going for walks to the park is our favorite. I can't wait until he gets to play in the snow for the first time!

  400. Sarah

    October 25, 2008 at 5:01 p.m.

    When it's too cold to be outside, our favorite winter activity is making ice cream sundaes. We started out doing it every year the evening of Thanksgiving but now it has become more of a one a month thing. The sundaes are getting more elaborate every year! The kids also love hot cocoa made with Nutella...ymmmmm.

  401. Stacie.Make.Do.

    October 25, 2008 at 5:04 p.m.

    Our favorite thing to do is listening to Christmas music. We get out the CDs and watch the white stuff coming down while we plan craft projects, drink cocoa and eat popcorn. And the jigsaw puzzles come out, too.

  402. Christel

    October 25, 2008 at 5:34 p.m.

    No question, it's cuddling under piles of big thick blankets and reading winter themed books!

  403. Crystal F

    October 25, 2008 at 5:37 p.m.

    We don't get a lot of snow but when we do the girls just like to play in the snow. They like to have snowball fights. I do want to take them into the mountains so that they can play in real snow. I would like try out skiing with them. Thank you!

  404. Amanda

    October 25, 2008 at 5:58 p.m.

    Sledding for sure!
    Great giveaway from a great company that Wisconsin is proud to have.

  405. Hilary

    October 25, 2008 at 6:01 p.m.

    We live in the city, so we go to Rockefeller Center to watch the ice skaters!

  406. Kristi Brashear

    October 25, 2008 at 6:21 p.m.

    Our family just moved to a place that snows like crazy, my children need warm snow gear. This is awesome!

  407. Leah

    October 25, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.

    my daughter wasn't even walking last year in the snow, so we spent much of it indoors learning to SAY snow and staring at it through the window! this year, i plan on taking her outside as much as possible to make snow angels, build snowmen and take sled rides! ooh! and she can finally have 'hot' (i mean warm!) chocolate too!!!! mmmmmmmm with marshmallows!!!!!!!

  408. Matt Brodeur

    October 25, 2008 at 6:36 p.m.

    Our favorite winter activity is going over Grandma's house and sledding down the hill. Then going inside for some of Grandma's piping hot chocolate - with whipped cream, of course, since they don't always get that at home.

  409. Amy

    October 25, 2008 at 6:38 p.m.

    Can't wait to build a fun snowman this year and then warm up with hot chocolate! Thanks!

  410. Lisa

    October 25, 2008 at 6:56 p.m.

    We love to go sledding. Last year I was pregnant and didn't get to go, so I'm looking forward to it this year.

  411. Chrysa

    October 25, 2008 at 7:07 p.m.

    Sledding is always lots of fun, especially when followed by hot chocolate!

  412. Cynthia

    October 25, 2008 at 7:12 p.m.

    Our favorite winter activity is being inside the home when it's nice and warm and spending quality family time together. Those are the best times ever!

  413. Heather

    October 25, 2008 at 7:13 p.m.

    I Love making snow angels with the kids and building snowmen and sledding. What can I say I am such a kid when it comes to the snow!

  414. Heather

    October 25, 2008 at 7:40 p.m.


  415. Linda

    October 25, 2008 at 8:07 p.m.

    Love Lands End! Best thing that ever happened to Sears. Love going sleigh riding with my daugher.

  416. Amber S.

    October 25, 2008 at 8:07 p.m.

    It doesn't snow much here, but when it does, we love to build snowmen! We also love driving and looking at Christmas lights.

  417. Riza

    October 25, 2008 at 8:17 p.m.

    We are in California but we make the most of our winter by heading out to Tahoe. When we're not in snow country, driving around town and looking at holiday lights is a favorite activity.

  418. Amy

    October 25, 2008 at 8:40 p.m.

    My little one was too small to do anything last year, but I enjoyed sitting with her in front of the window last year and watching the rain fall outside during winter storms.

  419. Tracy

    October 25, 2008 at 8:40 p.m.

    I love sledding with the kids and then coming in for hot chocolate and popcorn. Thanks for the chance to win!

  420. Julie

    October 25, 2008 at 8:49 p.m.

    I have a picture of my son the first time he was old enough (about 1 1/2 years) to notice snow. He has on black gloves and the cutest hand knitted hat, full of color. He's holding his hands out and has the most amazed look on his face while he's staring at these snowflakes falling onto his hands. It is the most priceless picture! I can't wait for snow this year to answer all of his thousand questions!!

  421. Audrey

    October 25, 2008 at 9:23 p.m.

    My girls love to help 'shovel' when it snows. They pile it up and make angels and snowmen. Since it doesn't snow as much as we'd like here, we shovel the neighbors' sidewalks to help them out while benefit from a bigger pile of snow to play with.

  422. Diana

    October 25, 2008 at 9:42 p.m.

    We would love to win this since we just moved to Oregon from sunny southern California (and we're freezing already!) Not having had real winter before now, we haven't had any favorite winter activities, unless you can count drinking hot chocolate while watching Mary Poppins!

  423. Marisa

    October 25, 2008 at 10:04 p.m.

    This year we're going to try cross country skiing with our soon to be 2 yr old. She'll do it up in style being pulled along by her dad!

  424. Sonya

    October 25, 2008 at 10:05 p.m.

    My kids love going to ski resorts, and my husband and son ski while my daughter and I have snowball fights and play.

  425. Heather

    October 25, 2008 at 10:22 p.m.

    For the last couple of years, when we first saw the snow start we went outside to play, no matter how inconvenient or late at night it was. Seeing the joy on my little guy's face was he watched the snow falling was so fun--I can't wait to do it again this year.

  426. Sarah

    October 25, 2008 at 10:48 p.m.

    So far, our 3 yr. old has been old enough for sledding and snowflake tasting. Nothing makes me smile like watching that little guy try and catch snowflakes with his tongue.

  427. Brenda Howard

    October 25, 2008 at 11:15 p.m.

    Building a snowman, then the snowball fight begins,invigorating, thanks

  428. Shawndra

    October 25, 2008 at 11:26 p.m.

    We live on a tropical island so our favorite winter activity is decorating the Chirstmas tree. We listen to holiday music and sing along. It makes my heart sing.

  429. Wendy

    October 26, 2008 at 2:37 a.m.

    We don't ski but we do walk. One of our favorite winter time things to do is go to the zoo the week between Christmas and New Years. It's always bitter cold, there is hardly anyone there and the animals that don't come out in the warmer months are all out to visit.

  430. Alicia Maes

    October 26, 2008 at 4:47 a.m.

    Our favorite thing to do is go sledding with the kids--just using a box or anything is just good ole family fun!!

  431. Lisa M

    October 26, 2008 at 5:54 a.m.

    Making snow "ice cream" - find fresh, clean snow and scooping it into a bowl, then adding maple syrup and mixing it up for a snowy treat. It's so much fun to make those first tracks in newly fallen snow.

  432. hetal g

    October 26, 2008 at 6:17 a.m.

    we have school about mile from home and kids look forward to winter in Minnesota- we go for snow boarding to that school as often as we can go.

  433. Tara O.

    October 26, 2008 at 6:20 a.m.

    My favorite winter activity is going to the zoo to see the Christmas lights. We stop and get hot chocolate and get to see the animals in a different light during the colder seasons.

  434. Erin Daly

    October 26, 2008 at 6:59 a.m.

    We have a tradition in our family of making a family of snow-people and then decorating them. Last year was the first year that my toddler could really get in to the act. This year we will be adding one more to our growing snow-people family as we have a new baby due at Thanksgiving!

  435. Katie

    October 26, 2008 at 7:07 a.m.

    We love spending time outside in all seasons. In the winter we love to go sledding, make snow angels and snow people. We also like to go on hikes when it's snowy and quiet in the woods.

  436. Paula Harmon

    October 26, 2008 at 7:09 a.m.

    Of course, playing in the snow, but when they are too cold, and can't go out-I get a big plastic tub and bring in a huge tub of snow. They play with it for hours. Of course, they have to keep it in the tub or just right there of course. They take their actions figures and animals and bury them in the "avalanche".

  437. Dani

    October 26, 2008 at 7:16 a.m.

    Building a snowman and if it was a bigger storm making the snowman huge and also into a fort.

  438. Jen

    October 26, 2008 at 7:27 a.m.

    I love an "impromptu" snow day where school is cancelled and our family gets to stay home all day. We send the kids out to play in the snow, cook yummy treats, and drink hot chocolate when them come inside.

  439. Bezen

    October 26, 2008 at 8:01 a.m.

    My daughter will be turning 1 in a week and I can't wait to introduce her to snow this winter. I would love to lay down on snow and roll over with her.

  440. Amy @ Thoughts from the Mrs.

    October 26, 2008 at 8:04 a.m.

    My favorite winter activity is sledding. I could do that all day long. When I'm finally done sledding with my family, we all head in for hot chocolate with a candy cane. :)
    thanks for the great giveaway!

  441. Jill

    October 26, 2008 at 8:23 a.m.

    Building snowmen and making snow angels :)

  442. Heather S

    October 26, 2008 at 8:26 a.m.

    Our favorite activity during winter is to go sledding on our favorite big hill, then walk to this little cafe down the street for some hot cocoa!

  443. Kimberly Ingram

    October 26, 2008 at 8:46 a.m.

    Playing outside in the snow, building snowmen, and making snow angels then returning indoors to make a nice cup of hot chocolate to help warm up.

  444. Beth

    October 26, 2008 at 8:47 a.m.

    We love to take our daughter to this nearby neighborhood for the crazy Christmas lights and then celebrate by getting some caramel apple cider at the coffee shop before heading home. It's a tradition we look forward to every year.

    We also like to lie in the snow and stare at the snow as it comes down. This winter she'll be 2.5 so maybe we'll be more active than years past but so far, that's the stuff we've done and loved best.

  445. Befth

    October 26, 2008 at 9:27 a.m.

    Snowshoeing, it's the best at any age! Our daughter started in the backpack carrier and is getting her first pair of snowshoes for Christmas. I can't wait!

  446. Stormy

    October 26, 2008 at 10:02 a.m.

    We go to the National Forest and cut a tree for Christmas every year. We dress warmly and take a thermos of hot chocolate. The fun is in stomping around in the snow looking for just the perfect tree.

  447. Shaun Davis

    October 26, 2008 at 10:13 a.m.

    We love to make snowmen!

  448. maura

    October 26, 2008 at 10:52 a.m.

    We love to build a snow fort around our inground fire pit and roast marhmallows in the snow!

  449. Rose Fisher

    October 26, 2008 at 10:56 a.m.

    My son and I enjoy being outside when it's snowing. We like walking in the snow, throwing snow balls, making snow families and also sleigh riding. Most of the time, the neighborhood children come here to play with my son and I make Hot Cocoa for everyone!

  450. Randy Amis

    October 26, 2008 at 11:13 a.m.

    Sledding down Shiawassee Hill

  451. April E

    October 26, 2008 at 12:04 p.m.

    I grew up in the snowy mountains of Utah and my husband grew up in sunny CA. So as a family we love spending a weekend completly emerged in everything winter. This is my daughters 2nd winter so our traditions are still growing. But we had a blast last year on our winter getaway, and plan to keep up with the snowmen and snowangels and lots and lots of hot coco. Thanks for the giveaway it dosent get any better then Lands end.

  452. karen c.

    October 26, 2008 at 12:11 p.m.

    Last year my little one was too little to do much with the snow. But this year, we're excited to get out and explore the world. We're especially looking forward to taking him sledding for the first time.

  453. Jessica

    October 26, 2008 at 12:29 p.m.

    Our baby is going to experience his first winter this year, and we are looking forward to teaching him to stick out his tongue -- outside while it's snowing.

  454. Lisa

    October 26, 2008 at 12:29 p.m.

    Well it doesn't get too snowy here in Dallas. OK, it may snow a day or two, but it's not the winter wonderland you might find elsewhere. It does get cold, so to usher in the holiday season we head to Northpark Mall to see the trains on display there. They do this every year. The ticket prices are pretty cheap and the proceeds benefit Ronald MacDonald house. Every year they have a display of small electric trains. Thomas is even there if you look for him. The miniature city scape is fascinating for the little (and not so little) ones. It's our holiday / winter tradition.

  455. Thomas

    October 26, 2008 at 12:31 p.m.

    Playing with my kids in the snow.

  456. Jennifer L.

    October 26, 2008 at 12:49 p.m.

    Every year, our family goes to the Holly Day Fair. We get together with Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and kids for a fun filled day to start the holiday season.

  457. Marion Burgess

    October 26, 2008 at 1:14 p.m.

    We love going sledding and trying to build a snow fort or snow man in the winter time!

  458. Marianne

    October 26, 2008 at 1:15 p.m.

    Favorite activity--playing in the snow! We live in the far north and have PLENTY OF IT.

  459. Phillip

    October 26, 2008 at 1:20 p.m.

    Going sledding!

  460. Shasta

    October 26, 2008 at 1:28 p.m.

    My favorite thing to do with my boys in the winter is going sledriding in our yard down a big hill, they build jumps for the sleds and everything! Then we come inside and have hot chocolate!! Awesome giveaway and thank you for the chance to win!

  461. Sandra Schmidt

    October 26, 2008 at 1:33 p.m.

    My favorite activity actually requires no money just my time with the kids. We love to go to "grandmas" house and go sledding. They have a large hill that is perfect. We spend a wonderful afternoon sledding away.

  462. TulipGirl

    October 26, 2008 at 2:06 p.m.

    Our favorite and cross-culturally shocking winter activity was our first train trip in Ukraine to the ski "resort" in Slavska. We didn't know what to expect with the train, the accommodations, anything. . . But it was an adventure! Hubby is the only one who went skiing, and I played out in the deep snow with the boys (who were ages 1, 3, 4 and 5 at the time.)

    Now that we live in Florida, our favorite winter activity is going to the beach on warm days. . . *evil grin*

  463. shawna

    October 26, 2008 at 2:10 p.m.

    We love making snowmen and sledding!

  464. Crystal

    October 26, 2008 at 2:13 p.m.

    My favorites are playing in the snow, making snow men, snow angels, and snow fights. We have so much fun when it snows! And i can't forget about the Santa Clause and hot choclate!

  465. Susan Johnson

    October 26, 2008 at 2:16 p.m.

    When we lived in Colorado my girls loved to go outside and lick the snow. I couldn't make them stop but and now I have plenty of pictures for great memories.

    Thank you for the great giveaway.

  466. Carrie

    October 26, 2008 at 2:30 p.m.

    Playing and running around outside. It's a bonus if it's snowing but it doesn't happen much here in VA!

  467. kerry

    October 26, 2008 at 3:15 p.m.

    The kids do their own thing in the winter. The only two things we love to do together during this cold season, is hot chocolate and Christmas!

  468. Missy

    October 26, 2008 at 3:33 p.m.

    My very favorite winter activity is hiking out to cut down our Christmas tree. I look forward to it as soon as the weather starts to turn chilly. Can't wait!

  469. Joanna Smith

    October 26, 2008 at 3:45 p.m.

    I am married with 3 young children. We live on a small lake and we are real outdoor enthusiasts! Winter spring summer and fall we enjoy the sports of the seaon and our favorite winter activity is downhill skiing. We usually take weekend trips to area ski resorts and our children began skiing at the age of 3. We also snowboard, snowmobile and of course, the classic sledding! I love to be outdoors as does my husband and we have tried to instill upon our children the importance of enjoying the environment that is around you and basking in what it has to offer you. We love Land's End products so thank you for this terrific giveaway!

  470. Sarah at themommylogues

    October 26, 2008 at 3:49 p.m.

    My little girls like to catch snowflakes on their tongues. We spend A LOT of time shoveling. And the girls like to pitch in. Then we all go back inside and climb under blankets. This is so timely -- we had our first blizzard this morning!

  471. Erica G

    October 26, 2008 at 4:02 p.m.

    riding down hills on lunch trays

  472. JIllian King

    October 26, 2008 at 4:11 p.m.

    Ny FAVORITE winter activity is watching my 2 year old try to run in all her winter gear. Hahah! The poor thing can barely move, but she has so much fun! I love seeing her eyes sparkle as she watches the snow fall! :)

  473. Gloria S

    October 26, 2008 at 4:54 p.m.

    Buildng a snowman!

  474. Janine

    October 26, 2008 at 5:03 p.m.

    We enjoy tubing at Massanutten Resort located about 20 miles from our house. What a joy it would be to have one of the children all suited up with new clothes instead of hand-me-downs.

  475. cathleen n.

    October 26, 2008 at 5:11 p.m.

    Sledding, by far, is the best winter activity here in the Midwest. There's a ton of snow and the occasional big hill to conquer!

  476. lorene

    October 26, 2008 at 5:37 p.m.

    Ours is building a snowman then coming in for hot chocolate

  477. Sarah

    October 26, 2008 at 5:59 p.m.

    I love the whole family coming inside with rosy cheeks for hot chocolate and snuggles.

  478. Debbie Pagurek

    October 26, 2008 at 6:06 p.m.

    My favourite wintertime activity is throwing that first snowball of the season... splat!

  479. Lori Morgan

    October 26, 2008 at 6:20 p.m.

    Growing up in MN, we LOVED making snow forts and sledding. We rarely get snow in Virginia but love to see an occasion snow with big, wet flakes and attempting to make a little snowman!! :-}

  480. Suzie Garcia

    October 26, 2008 at 6:31 p.m.

    My favorite activity is Christmas shopping. It's nice to walk around the mall while they play Christmas music and have Christmas lights up. Helps us all get into the holiday spirit. We don't get snow here, so our winter activities are a bit limited!

  481. D. Martin

    October 26, 2008 at 6:37 p.m.

    My favorite winter activity with the to bundle everybody up and go to our local Santa's Village to see the live reindeer, have cookies and cocoa with Mrs. Claus, and of course have a visit with Santa!

  482. Carla Hudson

    October 26, 2008 at 7 p.m.

    We love sledding and snowball fights and making snow angels

  483. Pamela White

    October 26, 2008 at 7:03 p.m.

    Our family's favorite winter activity is hiking on the nearby trails in the mountains by our home. Our favorite is the Big Four Ice Cave hike.

  484. Kathy D

    October 26, 2008 at 7:07 p.m.


  485. Elina

    October 26, 2008 at 7:11 p.m.

    Definitely skiing!

  486. Brian

    October 26, 2008 at 7:35 p.m.

    taking them sledding

  487. Jessica B

    October 26, 2008 at 7:42 p.m.

    We love making snow angels, throwing snowballs, and building forts!

  488. Vanessa C.

    October 26, 2008 at 7:48 p.m.

    My 10 month old hasn't experienced much winter yet but I have young nieces and a nephew and we just love the typical Midwestern snowball fights. Well...until my nephew starts picking on the girls (which always happens!).

  489. Casey

    October 26, 2008 at 8 p.m.

    Our favorite activity is sledding! My kids can do it all day!!

  490. Nicole Price

    October 26, 2008 at 8:02 p.m.

    I love building a snowman and sled riding with my boys. We usually make a special trip to Grandma's house and sled on the same hill I did growing up. It's so much fun and we get to end the day with hot cocoa and yummy cookies :)

  491. Pat Underburger

    October 26, 2008 at 8:08 p.m.

    Our favorite family activity is skiing! We make an annual ski trip every year to Killington and always have a great time!

  492. Cam R

    October 26, 2008 at 8:36 p.m.

    I love to go tubing and sledding and luckily I got some awesome kids in my life so I don't have to be a nerdy grown up doing it by myself.

  493. cate hunzeker

    October 26, 2008 at 8:44 p.m.

    Inner tubes, bunny skis, angels in the snow, watching the dogs and children play...the smell of wood burning in the fireplaces, clean-crisp air biting your nose; these are the winter joys to us.

  494. Jennifer D

    October 26, 2008 at 9:01 p.m.

    The kids and I like taking walks in the woods just after a new snowfall.

  495. Kim P

    October 26, 2008 at 9:02 p.m.

    My favorite winter activity with my children is attending the polar bear plunge at the neighborhood pool. Anyone who is crazy enough to jump into the freezing pool is welcome. My kids keep asking me if I'm going to be a polar bear this year.

  496. Julianne

    October 26, 2008 at 9:45 p.m.

    Snow angels and snow men. My youngest three still find snow to be magical!

  497. Loreen Bliss

    October 26, 2008 at 10:08 p.m.

    We enjoy taking a sleigh ride to see the elk up at Hardware Rance near Logan, UT. However, I think the kids actually enjoy playing in the snow drifts while waiting in line even more! Simplicity in activities, good warm clothes, (like ones from Lands End), and lots of hot chocolate make for an enjoyable winter!

  498. Betty C

    October 26, 2008 at 11:06 p.m.

    We love a great snowball fight then everyone rushes inside for hot cocoa and popcorn.

  499. F Lam

    October 27, 2008 at 12:58 a.m.

    My son is 4.5 yrs. old and we can't wait to take him skiing next year! My husband taught me how to ski and we did it for several years as childless people. We haven't been skiing since I was pregnant with him 5 years ago!

  500. Joyce Pawlik

    October 27, 2008 at 1:41 a.m.

    For my little grand daughter who will soon be a fourth generation skier! And, its going to be a cold winter I believe!

  501. amy delong

    October 27, 2008 at 4:12 a.m.

    We love snowtubing,making snow men&snow ball fights!!

  502. Brooke

    October 27, 2008 at 4:22 a.m.

    Last year was the first time we lived somewhere that it actually snowed ;and hopefully we see even more this year. So, what we really enjoyed was getting all bundled up, grabbing a tube and headed into the backyard/field... The dogs loved racing the person tubing from oneside to the otherside of the yard. Then we all got inside and cuddled up for some winter movies and homemade hot coco...

  503. D Johnson

    October 27, 2008 at 4:41 a.m.


  504. Jody

    October 27, 2008 at 4:43 a.m.

    We live near Portland, Oregon. There is not much snow - so we drive to a cabin at a retreat center near Mount Adams for our snow activities. Required recreation equipment: sleds and shovels. My son LOVES to shovel and we end up with a snow cave, a volcano, a special track for the sled...whatever he can possibly imagine.

  505. Renee Simmons

    October 27, 2008 at 4:50 a.m.

    Thank you so much for giving your readers this opportunity!
    My favorite thing to this day, is (day or night), when the snowfall begins, and there is enough on the ground, we make ssnow angels. As the kids have grown older they think I am nnuts.

  506. Dana

    October 27, 2008 at 5:16 a.m.

    My favorite childhood memories during the winter would be my mom allowing us to bring some snow into the kitchen sink and play with it for hours. I want to be able to share these precious moments with my daughter as they are life long memories!!

  507. Renee

    October 27, 2008 at 5:35 a.m.

    I like to build snowmen with my grandson

  508. Angela

    October 27, 2008 at 6:06 a.m.

    Wow! We can't wait for the first snowfall when we will have two toddlers to chase around!

  509. Pamela

    October 27, 2008 at 6:06 a.m.

    My husband picked up a vintage sled at a thrift store, and last year -- our first year living with kids in a cold climate -- we pulled it out on a snowy Saturday and headed to Prospect Park (Brooklyn). With the other throngs of parents/kids we made our way to the hills, and up/down we went. I was pregnant so I sat it out, but our 3-year-old son was thrilled at having such an adventure with his daddy. At some point, we stopped and pulled out our thermos of hot chocolate for a snack. All three of us sat perched on the sled at the top of the hill, steam rising from our cups. It really was such a wonderful winter memory.

  510. Ken

    October 27, 2008 at 6:13 a.m.

    We have a nice hill in the back yard, which makes for very convenient sledding fun. Just 2 minutes from "who wants to ride the sled?" to letting gravity do her thing.

  511. Dina

    October 27, 2008 at 6:24 a.m.

    Just this morning we were talking about snow and my daughter told me she can't wait to make snow angels!

  512. kaushika patel

    October 27, 2008 at 6:32 a.m.

    Love making snow balls and snow men in the front yard and also taking him for walks along the C&O canal near Great Falls in Potomac MD which is beautiful any time of year but really gorgeous after the first snow fall when the ice and snow look like crystals along the water and the falls have frozen over partially.

  513. Ellen

    October 27, 2008 at 6:38 a.m.

    We love letting the cat loose in the snow and watching her jump around like crazy!

  514. MelissaS

    October 27, 2008 at 7:09 a.m.

    I love to build snowmen with my son. He likes to make snow angels, too. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  515. Tonia Rowe

    October 27, 2008 at 7:15 a.m.

    Our family loves to go snow tubing at a local park. It is so cool! They have a big electric ramp that pulls you back up to the top!

  516. angela

    October 27, 2008 at 7:19 a.m.

    Can't wait for the 1st snow to get the kids out and build a snowman :)

  517. Rebecca

    October 27, 2008 at 7:21 a.m.

    We love sledding, ice skating on a frozen pond, and building snowmen!

  518. Nanette Olson

    October 27, 2008 at 7:23 a.m.

    We like show sledding and building snowmen.

  519. Veronica Garrett

    October 27, 2008 at 7:24 a.m.

    Sledding is our favorite activity.

  520. lori wyant

    October 27, 2008 at 7:31 a.m.

    Camping and new this year to our family, a backyard fire pit built by my 14-year-old son!

  521. abbey

    October 27, 2008 at 7:33 a.m.

    Sledding, making a snowman, and then drinking hot chocolate!!!

  522. Brandice

    October 27, 2008 at 7:50 a.m.

    My husband is from Vermont, we lived there a few years but have since moved to Alabama where I am from. We are planning to take our 4 children to see the grandparents and aunts and uncles this winter. Playing in the snow with your cousins that you never get to see! It doesn't get any better than that :)

  523. Jalin B

    October 27, 2008 at 8:05 a.m.

    Outdoors, that is our favorite place any time of year. We have five very active children ranging in ages from 9 yrs to 16 mons. I had a friend once describe them as . . . they are full of ginger. If we stay in the house too much then we all go completely crazy - including winter. We have a stash of summer toys and a stash of winter toys so we can take advantage of any season. During the winter they especially love their kid size shovels and digging their own paths through the driveway, yard, etc. We can always guarantee that when we go out to shovel the drive, we will have a few stragglers coming up behind us asking to help. We don't mind a bit as the outdoors is the only way to keep children as healthy as they should be during the winter, summer, spring and fall.

  524. Cynthia Sheeks

    October 27, 2008 at 8:06 a.m.

    Building snowmen is my very favorite activity. Oh yeah, with the kids too!

  525. zoe

    October 27, 2008 at 8:10 a.m.

    I would love to win this! With 4 kids to outfit this winter-this would save me!!!

  526. Lori C.

    October 27, 2008 at 8:18 a.m.

    We always look forward to sledding.

  527. Carolyn D.

    October 27, 2008 at 8:43 a.m.

    I love to sled down our little mini hill with the kids and then make them cocoa while they get ready to come in.

  528. Linda Stewart

    October 27, 2008 at 8:57 a.m.

    Making snow angels is my favorite outdoor activity. My grandson will be old enough to get out and enjoy playing in the snow this winter so we are hoping for a real snowy season!

  529. Terri L

    October 27, 2008 at 9:08 a.m.

    I am not an outdoor kind of gal in the, my favorite thing to do with the kids in winter is to do jigsaw puzzles.

    The kids themselves love going sledding and making snowmen. With daddy....

  530. jennefer sweitzer

    October 27, 2008 at 9:36 a.m.

    my kids love to build snowmen w/ me and my husband.

  531. Scott

    October 27, 2008 at 9:49 a.m.

    We've lived in the South for the past 2 years, so we haven't had much in the way of "traditional" winter activity. But, we made do with what we had by going to see soapy artificial "snow" at the Birmingham Zoo and in the town of Celebration, FL, just outside Disney World.

  532. Hani

    October 27, 2008 at 9:53 a.m.

    Favorite winter kids events? The first time I ever brought my then 3-year old cousin out in the snowfall, we let a flake land on her mitten and asked her..."what do you think that is?" She paused. "uhhh... mosquito?"

    But my favorite is building snowmen and forts, and sledding down the backyard hill on trash can lids. :)

    What a great contest & prize!

  533. Jennifer

    October 27, 2008 at 10 a.m.

    My little ones favorite things are building snowmen and having snowball fights, mine too.

  534. Jenny

    October 27, 2008 at 10:09 a.m.

    What a great giveaway!

    Every year, we have a tradition of getting all bundled up and going on a carriage ride around a local park. It is decorated with millions of Christmas lights and displays. The kids talk about it all year and even us grown-ups look forward to it!

  535. Prerna Sood

    October 27, 2008 at 10:27 a.m.

    making snow angels and sledding down the slopes in the Boston Commons....

  536. Christy Goodwin

    October 27, 2008 at 10:36 a.m.

    We love to sled and snowboard!

  537. Michael

    October 27, 2008 at 10:41 a.m.

    We love seaching our yard for tracks made by dogs, deer, racoons, or cats! Snowprints are even better than those made in mud, because the kids' clothes don't get messy! (Just icy!)

  538. bridget

    October 27, 2008 at 10:44 a.m.

    We like to sled down the small hill in our front yard and make snow angels.

  539. Jackie

    October 27, 2008 at 11:17 a.m.

    Snow angles and snowmen. This will be my youngest first real winter-he's 20 months old right now. I am so excited to watch his reaction to snow!

  540. Jessica

    October 27, 2008 at 11:35 a.m.

    Our favorite winter activity is building a snowman, sledding, and then coming home to hot chocolate by the fire. This will be my daughter's first winter and I can't wait to see how she reacts to SNOW!

  541. Tammy

    October 27, 2008 at 11:37 a.m.

    We're more indoorsy types! Get us by a fireplace with some hot cocoa and marshmallows and we're happy!

  542. Kristen

    October 27, 2008 at 11:37 a.m.

    My favorite winter activity to do with the kids is build snowmen outside and make snow angels. Then we head inside for some hot cocoa and sit by the fire.

  543. Dawn

    October 27, 2008 at 11:49 a.m.

    We don't have much snow, but when we do, we play in it as long as we can stand it and then go inside for hot chocolate!

  544. Tamara

    October 27, 2008 at 11:50 a.m.

    Favorite winter activity - reading in front of the fire!


    October 27, 2008 at 11:52 a.m.

    After a big snow fall we like to do snow angels especially on a sunny cold winters day.

  546. Melody

    October 27, 2008 at 11:53 a.m.

    Sledding rules! Can't wait for the 1-year-old to join us this winter.

  547. Bonnie Gee

    October 27, 2008 at 12:09 p.m.

    winter activities include, outdoor sledding,snowmobiling,4 wheeling, and watching the grandkids playing in the snow.

  548. mayo

    October 27, 2008 at 12:12 p.m.

    I'm old fashioned...I still like sledding with the kids the best.

  549. Jenn H

    October 27, 2008 at 12:13 p.m.

    Moving from Florida this year will be the first with snow. I'm looking forward to snow angels and snow men with my two little girls. And warm cider with the hubby. We might even try sledding.

  550. Shannon

    October 27, 2008 at 12:22 p.m.

    Hands down, sledding.

  551. Kathy S

    October 27, 2008 at 12:37 p.m.

    Vermont rules! It's the place to go with the entire family, and where my granddaughter had her first skiing experience at age 2, then little sister came along. Now we can bring them both for ski lessons, sledding and of course the special hot cocoa and pancakes at our favorite pancake shack. There's nothing like a 3 generation ski vacation!

  552. Cicely Lundberg

    October 27, 2008 at 1:15 p.m.

    Our favorite activity is downhill skiing!

  553. Sabrina Beganny

    October 27, 2008 at 1:19 p.m.

    I am so excited for winter here in Maine this year. Last year I wasn't able to get out with my 2 year old daughter much due to her little brother just arriving. He is one now and I am looking forward to them playing together in the snow. My husband is especially looking forward to sharing the joy of "fort" building. It is going to be a great winter this year, I can just feel it. I want my little ones to embrace the cold weather here in Maine so it is important for us to show them a variety of activities to do outside.

  554. Rebecca Peters

    October 27, 2008 at 1:29 p.m.

    We love to go outside make snowmen and forts and go sledding.. We used to live next to a cemetary with a huge hill, but now we have moved and will need to find a new exciting hill to go on!

  555. Tennille

    October 27, 2008 at 1:46 p.m.

    I love building a snowman and making him look as crazy as we can and then seeing who can be the most creative.

  556. Donna

    October 27, 2008 at 1:50 p.m.

    Our friends have a 26 foot boat that they take to cruise the Newport Harbor for the Christmas Parade of Lights here in Southern snow for us but it sure is cold on the water and we make sure we bundle up!

  557. Renee Turner

    October 27, 2008 at 1:51 p.m.

    When it snows, we love to make snow angels, build a snowman, and build snow forts.

  558. Catherine KingChuparkoff

    October 27, 2008 at 2:01 p.m.

    My girls are still young so snow angels and snowmen and women are our favorite activities.

  559. Gianna

    October 27, 2008 at 2:01 p.m.

    Making snowmen together :)

  560. Briana

    October 27, 2008 at 2:28 p.m.

    I have always loved sledding, and this will be the first year my son is old enough to go with me! Can't wait to take him. If I win, the clothes will be donated to a child in the program I work for, Friends of the Children. We work with at-risk youth and I know they could use winter wear!

  561. Ruth Adams

    October 27, 2008 at 2:33 p.m.

    I love playing in the snow with my grand daughter. Our favorite winter retreat is Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. There are tons of winter sports for us--skiing, snowmobiling, etc. My grand daughter has had several ski lessons, and really loves the bunny hills. There are also lots of indoor activities for when we're sitting around the fireplace in the lodge. This is a family tradition that I have carried on since my daughter was a little girl, and I am glad to continue our winter retreat.

  562. Elena

    October 27, 2008 at 2:36 p.m.

    Being pulled around on a sled is my kids favorite winter activity. I love outdoor ice skating! Thanks for a great contest!

  563. Sara

    October 27, 2008 at 2:50 p.m.

    sledding, eating snow and sitting by the fireplace.

  564. Peggy Gorman

    October 27, 2008 at 2:55 p.m.

    Building a snowman is and will always be my favorite, then a good snowball fight

  565. kathy pease

    October 27, 2008 at 2:57 p.m.

    we have a big hill in our backyard we love to slide on here in good ole vermont :)

  566. shirley martin-tutolo

    October 27, 2008 at 3:17 p.m.

    Their is always a lot of snow in Ohio. We love the big flakes. They look like lace. What fun it is to walk in this.

  567. Faith Handforth

    October 27, 2008 at 3:27 p.m.

    Our grandson has just moved in with us. We'll get to try the local hills with a sled. We have a 100 pound Rottweiler cross that loves to pull. My grandson will be getting a harness for the sled and the dog to use in the fields.

  568. Mike

    October 27, 2008 at 3:27 p.m.

    Just the thing for one of the triplets this colder winter in Chicago.

  569. Jennifer Kieper

    October 27, 2008 at 3:44 p.m.

    Since we live in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada, there is no snow. My husband and I have a favorite place only 30 minutes from the house called Mount Charleston. There is a wonderful restaurant on top of the mountain with great views of the snow and woods. We have gone there every winter for the 6 years we have known each other. We have warm drinks, and enjoy the scenary, while we talk about our lives and our future. Now our future is here! We gave birth to our beautiful daughter Samantha Claire in July. We are looking foward to the many years we can now have enjoying our tradition with her.

  570. elif

    October 27, 2008 at 4:19 p.m.

    We have our annual family reunion at a cabin in Lake Tahoe and spend our time sledding and snow shoeing until we're all too cold then go inside long enough to drink hot chocolate and nibble before we're back outside again.

  571. Brandi Mincey

    October 27, 2008 at 4:31 p.m.

    We have had a tradition now for about three years to go with a bunch of friends up to Donner Lake in California, to a friend's cabin. Now that we are all starting families, it's fun to bring all the kids, and enjoy our time in the snow, hiking, exploring, and of course staying inside the cozy cabin playing games and eating good food!

  572. julia

    October 27, 2008 at 4:55 p.m.

    i love going to the park to do snow angels!

  573. sarah woods

    October 27, 2008 at 5:07 p.m.

    Living in Missippi when we had west to the snow lodges thats so much fun falling over ourselves trying to ski and then the snowmoiling is the extra fun with the love of late night talks at the lodge, suppers shared, and times and thoughts for the past, present and future!!!! many Thanks SW

  574. Frances Watson

    October 27, 2008 at 6 p.m.

    Sledding down the hill and making snowmen

  575. Leslie F.

    October 27, 2008 at 6:08 p.m.

    I loved watching my daughter sled w/my husband on the disc down the icy hill. She loved it and I was happy not to have to go myself!

  576. Deanna

    October 27, 2008 at 6:27 p.m.

    We live in CNY and get about 120" of snow in an average year. So in order to survive, you have to embrace the snow! Making snowmen and snow angels, building forts, and going sledding are a big part of winter with the kids. But by far one of my favorite things to do is go to a local sleigh rally at a historic site during the town's winterfest. In addition to watching horses and sleighs go around the property, you can get a ride, tour the site, participate in childrens crafts and of course enjoy hot chocolate. Its fun for all ages!

  577. carrie

    October 27, 2008 at 6:43 p.m.

    Oh how we love the snow. Last year on one of our snow days we were able to make a fantastic snow bear. A 4 foot bear complete with ears, and we used a little food coloring in a spray bottle with water to make him pink! It took hours to make and we were all cold wishing for warmer gloves! All the the neighbors walked by just to see the snow bear! What a site! Snow is on its way and this year who knows what we will make maybe a snow cat.

  578. Amy Barraclough

    October 27, 2008 at 6:51 p.m.

    Going to buy our Christmas tree from Larry, the Christmas tree guy who sets up shop every year in the Country Kitchen parking lot.

  579. Nanci Konsavage

    October 27, 2008 at 6:57 p.m.

    When the weather cools down here in the south the kids love to watch a movie and sit by the warm fireplace.

  580. Donna K

    October 27, 2008 at 7:07 p.m.

    My favorite thing is to play outside with the kids. Then we come in to drink hot chocolate in front of the fireplace as we warm up.

  581. Cathy S.

    October 27, 2008 at 7:08 p.m.

    Our favorite tradition is going out to a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm. The kids love running around to find the best tree, then getting a ride on the tractor to haul it back to the car. The place we go also serves hot chocolate and cookies. Of course, it is not always that cold when we go, but it is the anticipation of the season that is so much fun. Last year we brought the hats and gloves and warm winter coats for all, but forgot to bring shoes for my youngest (1 year old) daughter. She could have cared less although I felt like the worst mother. And of course she insisted on walking by herself.

  582. Lisa Galloway

    October 27, 2008 at 7:29 p.m.

    We live in South Carolina and we don't get much snow, so when we do I cram everything I can in, we build a small snowman, and make snow candy and throw snow is great fun for a dday, then it melts away unless we get lucky and freezes!!

  583. Angel

    October 27, 2008 at 7:32 p.m.

    just getting bundled up and going outside in the yard is great fun. Everything seems different to the kids when there is snow covering every inch

  584. Tawnee

    October 27, 2008 at 7:42 p.m.

    Our family's favorite wintertime activities are ice skating and ice hockey. My husband and I are not very competent ice skaters (I can skate, but I can't stop!), but our son loves to play hockey. Of course we love to watch him play, but we're also trying to catch up to his skating skills so we can enjoy all of us being on the ice together. :-)

  585. Michelle H.

    October 27, 2008 at 7:44 p.m.

    My favorite winter activity would be the family outing to choose the Christmas tree.

  586. Marlena U.

    October 27, 2008 at 7:53 p.m.

    We love to ride around looking at holiday lights and decorations with our mugs full of cocoa. Of course, we play the holiday music in the car to get in the spirit!!

  587. tanya

    October 27, 2008 at 8:12 p.m.

    I enjoy making a good old fashioned snowman. And some snow angels :)

  588. Renee We

    October 27, 2008 at 8:18 p.m.

    We have a snowy driveway to sled down.

  589. Dan

    October 27, 2008 at 8:21 p.m.

    Sledding when it snows

  590. Jeff Wehle

    October 27, 2008 at 8:27 p.m.

    I like building snowmen and forts with the kids

  591. Rachel Belkin

    October 27, 2008 at 8:28 p.m.

    Thanks for offering this contest. Hope we win. It doesn't get very cold in Austin, but we love to make fires in the fireplace.

  592. Betsy

    October 27, 2008 at 8:36 p.m.

    Our favorite winter activities seem to be building a snowman and taking walks in the snow. When we come home we like snuggling under blankets on the couch with a fire in the fireplace, watching the snow fly and the wind blow outside.

  593. kerri renner

    October 27, 2008 at 8:37 p.m.

    we love to make snowangels and go sledding and we love the snow

  594. Kathy

    October 27, 2008 at 8:38 p.m.

    One of my favorite activities is building snow forts, but you have to have a lot of snow to make a good one!

  595. vanessa hunter

    October 27, 2008 at 9:38 p.m.

    Nothing beats a good, old fashioned snowball fight!

  596. Marilyn Stephens

    October 27, 2008 at 9:49 p.m.

    We like to go skiing. There are many ski resorts close to our home. The kids always have good time skiing.

  597. Jeanine Price

    October 27, 2008 at 11:21 p.m.

    We like to go snowboarding!

  598. Marie N

    October 27, 2008 at 11:22 p.m.

    Making snowballs for a snowball fight has always been a winter treat.

  599. Lily Kwan

    October 27, 2008 at 11:41 p.m.

    I love to sip hot cocoa and roast marshmallows in the fireplace!

  600. Heather

    October 28, 2008 at 7:01 a.m.

    I have to admit, my favorite part of every winter activity is coming inside where it is warm and watching the little ones with their pink noses and smiling faces sip on hot chocolate...with marshmallows of course!

  601. Angela Young

    October 28, 2008 at 9:27 a.m.

    My son didn't get to do much outdoors this past winter. I am hoping that we have lots of snow that we can get out and play in and build snowmen.