It has been snowing for the last two days. After living in Western Washington most life I learned how to enjoy and cherish each moment we had snow. I have always loved the way snow seems to quiet the world both inside and outside our home. Outside the world is covered in a soft blanket of white while inside we cozy up next to the warm (very warm in our case) wood stove. Even Emi seems to understand this cozy feeling as she is taking more naps on these quiet days. Connor, on the other hand, is buzzing with energy and anticipation for that upcoming snowball fight or walk in the snow blanketed woods. I think he has already had two cups of cocoa today. I am so glad I have nowhere else to be but here...the best place in world.
Christmas was spent down near Mt Shasta with my parents. Although we didn't have any snow there we went in search of it and finally found it at Bunny Flats half way up the mountain. It seems funny that we had to climb up to nearly 8,000 ft just to see snow in December. Mt Shasta truly is a wonderful and beautiful place. We took a drive around the back side of the mountain this time and were lucky to find some snow for Opa, Connor, and Daddy to slide on.
This was Connor's first Christmas where he really understood the Santa thing and was quite surprised to find that Santa had eaten all the treats that he had left out for him. I truly enjoyed seeing that bewildered look on his face. Oh to see the world through the innocence of children's eyes.
Emi is growing like a mad woman. She smiles and giggles when talked to and has recently discovered the joys of peek-a-boo. She also likes to attempt sit-ups on a regular basis but has yet to show any signs of rolling over on her own. She was supposed to have her 2 month appointment around Christmas, then shortly after New Years, then today...oh well. Maybe fourth time's the charm. I can't wait to see how much she weighs next week on our fourth attempt to the doctor's office.
Connor is one big ball of energy and excitement. His zest for life and everything in it is apparent through his constant questioning of how the world around him works. His ability to count and comprehend simple math has this Mama so proud. If we could only get him to sit still for more than a few seconds! I think he is going to be a runner just like his great-grandpa.