January 17, 2012
Maggie didn’t make it out into the snow until she was almost two. Between the timing of her birthday and sicknesses and when the snow came that following winter, it just never worked out before then. But it was completely worth it, because I got what is probably Top 5 Favorite Pictures Ever As A Parent.
I mean, really. DRAMA. QUEEN.
She wasn’t a fan of the snow… and to be honest, three years later, she’s still not a fanatic about sled riding or throwing snowballs or building a snowman. I mean, she’ll do it, but she lasts about 30 minutes and then she’s done. Ready to go inside. The end.
She’s kind of a girly girl.
Anyway, so this weekend we finally had enough snow to make it worthwhile bundling everybody up and heading outside. It was Audrey’s first time playing in the snow (I don’t count last year when we took her outside for 5 minutes in her adorable but not really practical snowsuit for babies.) so I really wasn’t sure what to expect. We already know that Audrey is More Insane And Crazy than Maggie was at this age, but still: snow is cold and wet and might be kind of overwhelming for a 16 month old.
Sadly, I did not get any screamy-baby pictures of Audrey. Because she was pretty much digging it.
(and yes, that’s the same hat Maggie wore. aw.)
She was a little bit unsure about walking in it, but she didn’t cry or act like we were burning her with fire or anything (I’M LOOKIN’ AT YOU, TODDLER-MAGGIE)
Although she was Zen Baby when it came to sled riding, which cracks me up. She looks so confused.
WHY ARE WE OUT HERE? THE SUN IS TOO BRIGHT. MY HAT IS ITCHY. WHY ARE YOU ‘WHEEEEEEING’ AT ME? GET ME A SNACK, WOMAN.
Maggie dumped Audrey into the snow face-first about a minute after I took this picture. She definitely wasn’t a fan of that.
But she sure looked cute in her little hat.
Maggie, I’m happy to report, no longer screams in the snow. There is whining (because when you’re four, there is ALWAYS WHINING.) but overall, much fun was had.
And this last picture made me wheeze-laugh because: REALLY MAGGIE? The hill is about 4 feet long and you could see the grass. That level of excitement is probably a little bit much.
So! We got our snow fix. We’re done. WHEN IS SPRING?