Love at First Sight

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March 23, 2014

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Oh Minnesota, how I missed thee.  I did NOT, however, miss your below freezing temps!  Either you’ve gotten worse or I’ve gotten wimpier.

I do appreciate the snow though, purely for my daughter’s sake.  It has given her hours of delight in the last 24 hours.  So thanks.  I’d like to request one pretty snowfall with slow-falling flakes and then feel free to bring on the spring weather.  Do we have a deal?

Your fair-weather friend,

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OK, joking aside, the snow was a MAJOR hit.  Nia was only 5 months old last time she saw snow in DC and obviously has no memory of it.  So for Nia, this was her first glimpse of the white stuff.  Definitely love at first sight.

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My Mom had gathered snowclothes in advance for her since we didn’t own so much as a mitten.  Good thing too because it was the very first thing she wanted to do when we arrived at the house.  She was quite baffled by how many layers needed to go on, let alone the function of the clothing.  The very top photo is her first time touching snow.  She made it about 1 minute before she asked to come in.  Her cold tolerance got better each time she went out.

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She asked to go out again after nap so we opted for the deck where it was a bit more protected from the wind.  Never mind that it was already dark out – she didn’t care!  She also was hell-bent on bringing all her toys outside.  We finally convinced her to narrow it down to a basket’s worth of toys which included bubbles, finger puppets and barbies.

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Lo and behold, the first thing she did when she got up the next morning was put her boots on and declare that she’s ready to go outside (while still wearing her sleep sack).  Thank God we managed to hold her off for a few hours while the temps came up…  They’re talking about fresh snow tomorrow, so it’s very possible that her excitement level may reach new, unprecedented heights!

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  1. Brenda says:

    So fun to see her excitement!

  2. Bethany says:

    Love this post! I didn’t think it was possible for her to get any cuter!

  3. Roaen says:

    how exciting! her innocence and appreciation makes me feel a little guilty for hating the snow right now. but just a little. :-)

  4. Sarah Novak says:

    I totally get it. I’ve been here less than a week and I’m already over it! :)

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