And it made everything so much more wintry and spectral and delightful and vast. As Milla so perfectly puts it: our holidays were just bumped up a notch by "a genuine winter experience." Hailing from Finland where the ice and snow are so pervasive, she writes "there is something totally magical and childlike about cold weather here in these latitudes," and I couldn't agree more!
Darin and I watched it come down that night, so excited for Lucy to discover the wonders in the morning.
i made hot cocoa (in my little prince mug from missa just to make it extra special)......
brought in the succulents...
and walked around admiring some of my favorite festive decorations, like the three wisemen of the fiction section...
lucy's growing snowmen collection (mostly thanks to my mom of course.)
and other cheery trinkets, accumulated from so many sweet sources, gifts and thrifts, work parties and most of all, my own childhood.
snowballs for breakfast.
up the street:
yeah, her hand me down boots are three sizes too big, but she joyously tromped around anyway!
having recently become so obsessed with snowmen and christmas books, stories and songs, she now has a frame of reference for "snow." it was so fun to see her get it, and she really did, right away. "snow" and "cold" are her favorite new words now that she truly understands their meaning. she likes to go up to the glass window, or even place her hands on the tile of the bathroom floor and say "doh." (cold)
our house, nestled in:
we've been sleeping in the living room for extra warmth and coziness. lucy sleeps well out here, between us. so soon another little tiny bundle will join this bed with us. this sweet december will ring in my heart.