Monday, November 25

A Snowy Weekend


It's during this time of the year that we appreciate a calm snowfall so, so much.  The soybeans have been safely harvested, our propane tank is prepaid and full, we're all home together for the day, and the Holiday season is just around the corner.  I always try to appreciate our seasons here in PA, because though at times they seem to last forever, they're just a part of a beautiful year.  And winter? Though I can't say it's my favorite, is always welcome right now.  

Molly asked to have her cousin over to play in the snow this weekend, and we just love having him here.  Child labor?  I started gathering some greenery from the trees on our property for some winter decorations.  I love having these energy-loaded kids around.  I only asked once and they were happy to help.  Besides, these pine trees have soft needles, I promise. :)

Molly was so grateful to have a riding companion in Quinton.  Last year, that kid hated the cold, the snow, any thought of sled riding.  But what a difference a year can make!  He was a trooper, despite being snow covered by a rather aggressive trip down a hill.  I blame my husband.  But, seriously, look at those faces! ahh, my heart :)

My adventurer of a husband decided, while we were sled riding, to cut a little misfit tree from our property for the kids to decorate.  I was assigned tree pulling duty- actually, I opted for tree-pulling.  That sled was weighed down!

We came home to some warm soup, a quiet nap, and tree decorating.  Of course, my kid eats everything.  This photo is of her telling her cousin "it's yummy, Quinton!"  He's a bit older and wiser- his palate mostly contains chocolate milk and Life cereal while at our house :)

The kids loved, loved the tree decorating (that's after an incident which quickly made them realize how sharp the tree was- they have since become very cautious around those needles).  Molly was fascinated by the lights this year!  Like I just mentioned, I can't believe the difference one year can make in a child's life- it's amazing.  This whole day was just so magical, I tried over and over to just watch her face. Watch her eyes light up at the simplest things--the snow, the sled, the cold wind, deciding which tree was "best" for her playroom.  Of course, that's her trying to blow out the lights, after exclaiming, "a candle, Mummy!"  That girl.

I'm so glad we had the perfect snowfall at the best of times- it was such a beautiful way to enter into Thanksgiving.

Here's to a continued beautiful and blessed Holiday Season!
(and, of course, a markedly short work week!)


No comments:

Post a Comment