Friday, January 27, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Small Snow

It's been a strangely warm, rainy winter here. Usually we've had a few big snows by this time. We've only had a couple of dustings and one snow that didn't quite cover the grass. But you take what you can get, and we had to see if it was enough for sledding.

It wasn't enough snow to cause us to drive to the big hill,
but the small one across the street was fun.

She made a snow (grass?) angel.

Usually by this time of winter I'm wishing for spring and tired of the cold and the snow. This year I feel like winter has barely started. I hope we get at least one huge snow!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tiny Tea

I was in the kitchen making a snack, and when I came back into the living room, she invited me to join her tea party.

This is a new type of play for her, and I find it impossibly endearing. The satisfaction she gets from laying out all the dishes, and setting up the just melts me.

She poured the babies some tea.

Then she said, "Actually, mama, there isn't a cup for you. Or for me.

She swiped one of the plates from a baby, and put a cookie on it for me. After about 3 minutes, she packed it all up, put the babies back in their house and the box of dishes back upstairs on her dresser.

She likes to keep things neat.

She also put her coat on upside down this morning. It was so hard not to laugh, with the big flap of the bottom of the coat sticking up behind her head like a dracula collar. She stared at her sleeves, not understanding why they looked different. I wanted to leave it like it was, but she asked for help so I got her switched up. She chuckled, "My coat was upslide-down!"


Monday, January 9, 2012

Wall Walker

He has a new trick!  The first time he did it, the rest of us were still lazing about in bed, and he shrieked and hollered until we came to see.

First, he situates himself on the wall and pulls up.

He climbs higher.

He decides he is high enough and stops to hang out.
For the first few days, he was climbing up to touch the
ceiling, but then he'd need me to help him down. I told him
he can only climb as high as he can jump down on his own.

So he does.


Sunday, January 8, 2012


On the chaise by our front window, I sat trying to read my book. She crawled up my legs, sat on my knees, slid down. She jumped on my belly. She put her lips on my cheek and smooched loudly.

Okay then, I put down my book and grabbed her up and held her close.

Her hair still smells like baby kittens.

She mimicked the way I was sitting, then leaned her head on my chest and said, "Tonight I'm going to have good dreams about you."