We awoke to a very Christmas-y feeling. Peering out the window at a snow covered neighborhood i got that antsy feeling.I knew what we were going to do today. I made the kids breakfast, let them play a bit, put Olive down for her nap with anticipation that it would be a short one, and I was right. When she woke I quickly got the kids dressed and bundled up, by then the snowfall had stopped and the temperature was perfect. Today was the day we would be building our first snowman of the season. And the first year Olive would be helping. It was awesome. Brandon and I rolled snow, patted snow, rubbed snow, trying to get the perfect roundness of a snowman. Didn’t happen but our snowman was perfect to us nonetheless.
Olive made sure his buttons were just right. We stood back and inspected him a bit. Added a bit more snow here and there and tada. Brandon named him Al.
This photo is from Al’s prospective.
And this photo is from Olive’s prospective.
She didn’t know what to think. She would run up to him and yell “hi” or “hello”, pat him and make kissing noises.
Afterward I attempted to take the kids sledding only to tip the sled over before I made it a few steps. Epic fail. They wanted to go back inside instead where I made them both some warm milk chocolate with whipped cream and French vanilla snowmen marshmallows. So, Al is on the front lawn and I’m just crossing my fingers he stays for Christmas. When I went out to photograph him this evening he was missing an eye already. I patted it back on him and whistled a Christmas tune on my way back into the house like nothing ever happened.
Isn’t winter grand?
I’ve been doing the “ho ho ho Merry Christmas” in that deep Santa Claus voice and Olive has quickly caught on to me and she is now saying “ho ho ho” every chance she gets. It’s adorable.
Brandon’s holiday vacation is off to a great start. He’s so excited about Christmas eve and baking cookies for Santa tomorrow evening. It’s going to be great!
From our family to yours, Have a wonderful holiday.