Thursday, February 26, 2015

Snow Days, Soul Days

At the current moment, the snow is falling hard and heavy outside, blanketing the mountains in thick white frosting, fogging up the windows with fluffy banks of crystalline glitter, and freezing our bare feet to the kitchen floor.
Valentine's Day and its parties and festivities are long gone
{and so are its chocolates and candies!}
but we have still been celebrating the everyday things at our house.
Harbor passed out his cards at school

and was excited to go through the little trinkets and stickers from friends in his box.

We made plenty of pink and red treats.

And our robot Valentine box has sadly been thrown away.
I wish I had unlimited space to store all of these sentimental items.
I'm very thankful for my camera and this blog to record the little moments.
His light-up hair entertained us in the dark for several nights around bedtime. 

We had a family Valentine party at home where I surprised my boys with a vintage Gameboy.
I know it can't compete with the games on even a simple cell phone,
but it has been a neat experience to share something I used to love as a kid!

The boys opened gifts from Arkansas and from their Dad and me.

We snapped a few pictures of the house one last time before cleaning up.
And said goodbye to another holiday for another year.

We said hello to the snow.
12 inches this past Sunday
and six inches expected over the next few days.

Hollin turned six months and had her first nap in her crib.
We've packed up the swings and put away the bassinet.
I just can't believe it.

I've been enjoying the snow and cold.
I love the winter.
I love wearing boots and scarves and photographing the mountains.

My little sugar plum makes every season sweet!

And just in the last few weeks has begun to sit up alone for a few seconds.

I am still nursing exclusively, but at six months have finally introduced cereal.
She hasn't really taken to it yet, but she recognizes the spoon and bowl and kicks her little feet.

Harbor and I recently drew "food" pictures from the movie, "Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs."
He is such a fun kid!

We are hoping for a chance to go snowshoeing as a family in the next few weekends.
We've never been, but how fun to have a little adventure this Winter before Spring arrives!
Baby wearing two kids and teaching a six year old to snowshoe, with two adults who have never been themselves can't be too hard, right?
: )
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