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Winter wonderland

Apropos of nothing, Mia rolled from her back to her belly on Tuesday night. She was hugely disappointed to find that all her hard work got her was onto her belly, which she despises. Don't think she will be doing that again soon.

And now for our regularly scheduled post...

We got our first (teeny bit of) snow earlier this week, and it was the first time I really missed my job. I loved snowy days at the office. First of all, lots of people who can't figure out how to drive in half an inch of snow stay home, so it is pretty quiet. The people who do show up come in late with pink cheeks from shoveling, wearing boots (ten hole Docs in my case) and jeans and big wooly sweaters. For the entire day, the office smells slightly damp and fresh. My office window looked out on an unused building and woods, so I could watch the snow fall and blow entirely undisturbed, except for an occasional kid who had come to work with their parent when the schools closed and decided to try sledding down the hill outside my window on a cafeteria tray.

A snow day just isn't as much fun when you don't get to spend it remarking on how much is or is not coming down and what the roads may be like and how far everyone has to go to get home. The trade-off was worth it though. Instead of a snowy day in my office, I bundled Mia up in a big fluffy blanket and took her outside to see her very first snow (we had some before Thanksgiving, but she was in bed). She giggled when the snowflakes started hitting her nose.

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hurray for getting sent home early from work, though!

I loved it when my baby saw snow for the first time. She kept blinking... she loves it now at 22 months, she stomps in it, throws it up in the air...so much fun.

Aw, well that made for a lovely visual. I haven't seen snow in years...living in Southern Cali will do that to you. But I remember snow days well from my childhood in Wisconsin. 15 years there is enough to last a lifetime though! :) Can you believe my littlest ones (ages 8 and 9) have yet to see the snow? I know...blasphemy! This year, I promise.

I miss the snow for the very same reasons. Nothing like being one of the few people who actually show up to the office. It's quiet and ususally a good time to be at work.

That sounds like it's more than worth it.

mia's giggles would be much better than grumbling about the weather with coworkers i would think.

Sounds like a way better way to spend a snow day. And since work is at home you didn't have to drive in it:)

Yeah I'd say that's a pretty cool trade- off :)

We're expecting 10-12 inches here tomorrow. I'm gonna try to sneak out to ski early. I like snowflakes on my nose too!

Aw, I love baby giggles. Talk about warm fuzzies.

I know what you mean about being at work. My co-workers and I had the same conversations about driving and getting home. I have the luxury of walking 5 minutes to my office, and it was fun walking home in the snow (blizzard) at 3:00 pm. One good thing to come of it, we don't have to be in until 10:00 am tomorrow! Woohoo!! Enjoy the snow.

Yeah, it is still snowing here. We already have about 5 or 6 inches on the ground. I love that lightly falling snow too, though. And kids coming inside, dragging it thru the kitchen and begging for hot cocoa. awesome.

The snow days get funner as your children get older. They get to stay home, everyone gets to sleep late, you get to go sledding, drink hot cocoa and maybe even bake some cookies. I really enjoy these days now.

:) Glad Mia got to enjoy the snow! I tried waddling around in it (after spending 30 minutes of cleaning off our car) and didn't really enjoy that... But it's beautiful looking outside and seeing snow (well, today it's ice, but, eh... whatever) Glad your hubby got to stay home w/ you today, mine had to commute in, and he said the bus slid 3-4 times on I-95... hopefully he'll make it home in one piece

:) Glad Mia got to enjoy the snow! I tried waddling around in it (after spending 30 minutes of cleaning off our car) and didn't really enjoy that... But it's beautiful looking outside and seeing snow (well, today it's ice, but, eh... whatever) Glad your hubby got to stay home w/ you today, mine had to commute in, and he said the bus slid 3-4 times on I-95... hopefully he'll make it home in one piece

I always feel like I should be baking cookies when it snows, because that's what we did when I was a kid.

Sounds like you've made a pretty good tradeoff to me.

how true about the drivers and the sow. We got 6 inches last night. I'm not looking forward to getting out there.

:-) very nice. For Mina's first snow I dabbed her little feet in it--she thought I was crazy.

Aw. Sounds like you had the best kind of snow day. I think it's funny that Mia still doesn't like being on her stomach. At least she's consistent.

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