It snowed on Christmas day! It was the first White Christmas Adam and I have ever had.
Icicles are so magical. I'm sure they're no big deal if you see them all winter, but to me...they're like something out of a winter fairy castle.
Mooskies hurried out to do his business, then scurried back in.
Gentle hills of glittering goodness.
Violet looked like an elf in her snow suit. She was ecstatic. She rushed right out, plopped herself down, and made a snow angel.
Here's a video of Adam pulling Violet on the sled. He pulled me, too! Thanks, honey...I realize I'm a smidge heavier than Violet. Especially after all we ate over Christmas break. Good grief. We went out several different times to play. There are still small patches of snow in the woods.
Here are a few more not-so-interesting videos: me gushing about how amazing snow is, Adam and me (I want to say "I", but I know it's "me"...right?) taking a winter walk, me with the girls...my natural state is usually having a pile of kids and/or pets on me.
We opened a lovely tower of goodies from Charlotte.
Thanks, Charlotte! Nom nom nom. We received so many thoughtful things from friends and family I don't even know where to begin. My pen will be burning up the thank you notes in the days to come.
Piper ate her first food...rice cereal. We decided to let Violet be the very first person to feed her. It disappeared in seconds. I think she's going to be a successful eater. Put that on a resume, Piper.
Adam grilled steaks for Christmas Eve. I made a turkey and all the fixin's for Christmas Day. We also had our traditional breakfast...lox and bagels with cream cheese, red onions, and capers. And eggs. And mimosas.
Then, we skip lunch, but graze all day on a big belly-stuffing platter of high sodium foods. Because that's what Christmas is all about, right?
Clyde the Cat and Piper practice their synchronized napping by the fire.
They're getting good at it.
I was so grateful for this day of white bliss. The sun setting in the snowy woods was amazing. The soft golden-rosy glow touched all the snow tufted branches until the sky faded out to this rich blue. What a day! I hope yours was merry and bright, too.