We had our first snow on Saturday. Right when Kate and I were getting ready for nap time, we looked outside and saw big, fluffy flakes descending from the sky. The nap was postponed with very little discussion, and we bundled up to go outside.
I was hoping I could score a Christmas-card-worthy photo (something like last year's) but most of my pictures turned out rather blurry. I think I should have raised my ISO. (My shutter speed was on 100 but the aperture was way open--just not enough light. Also I wonder if the flakes falling in front of the lens might have thrown the focus off.) I did get this one, which is pretty clear and has an excellent view up Kate's nostrils:
Grandma Mary sent some cute little gloves a few days ago--just in time! Kate was quite intrigued by the gloves. When I got the first one on, she held up her hand and said, "It's a sock puppet!"
Outside, Kate was having a conversation with her gloved hand. "Oh! I need a stroller!" says sock puppet. "You need a stroller?" Kate asks. We didn't get the stroller. Sock puppet had to deal with it.
Here's one from the "blurry, but too cute not to post" category. It was cold! And windy. We missed the fluffy flakes while we were out with the camera, but they started up again later while we were out shopping. Since we were out, we decided to go ahead and go to the store. Doug and Kate held down the fort in the toy section while I did the grocering. (My spell check says "grocering" is not a word. Ha! It lies.) Kate threw a brief fit when it was time to go, and upon arriving home conked out and slept for a loooong time. Playing outside is hard work.
I still don't know what I'm going to do for a Christmas card. I suppose I should go buy a Santa hat or something. Kate likes Santa hats. She calls them Christmas hats.