Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Sloane placing the star on...it's her year. Kids peeking out the window...hoping to catch a glimpse of Santa on his drive through the neighborhood.

Cort is especially happy to have his Nanna visiting.
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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

the joy of snow

I just wanted to share this moment with all of you. Here's where I am today; I'm on the couch nursing the sweetest little baby on the planet, watching all the snowful joy of my 3 big kids. Imagine the wonder of our Earth if you're two and you wake up one day and snow is falling from the sky...turning your backyard white. Begin to stir out of bed at 8:45...glance out the window. Screech with joy at the sight of big fat snowflakes flying all over the place. Shovel oatmeal in your mouth as fast as you can so that your mom will let you get on your snowsuits. Jackson, in a total frenzy of excitement rips the zipper pull right off his too small snowsuit of last year. Mom makes a grumpy Marge Simpson noise because Jackson is so like his Dad. I extend the straps on the too-small snowsuit as much as I can and carefully pull up the no pull zipper. He runs for his winter coat and tears the entire zipper apparatus off the coat so that it is inclosable. Grrrrrrrrr. Can I wear my fleece instead, Mom?

Finally, he's able to catch up to his two sisters and get outside. I throw on a coat, snap some pictures and run back inside to the warmth to see where Cort has rolled to. Swipe him up and snuggle in on the couch to watch the show. At this moment I do know that there is no better place in the world to be. I'm sure in a couple days I'll be so tired of the extra 30 minutes it takes for us to find all the necessary gloves and accessories this requires but for now I'm just so happy with the total wonder of winter's first snow.
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