Tuesday, December 23, 2008

First Snow

We don't get a lot of snow here in the Seattle-metro area. And the snow we usually get is wet and icky, and sticks around for a slushy day or two before the next rainfall washes it away.

So, it's very neat that we've had snow on the ground for over a week. After our most recent storm, we have a total of about a foot in our yard. I was telling Will that it's sad he is way too young to play in what might be the very best snow he'll ever see in his own neighborhood (it's probably the most that I've ever seen short of going to the mountains).

Before the day of the heaviest snowfall, when we just had a layer of ice with a couple of inches on top of it, I took Will out so that he could enjoy the weather. It was quite a production, especially since I wanted to take no chances that he would be cold!

I bundled him up in a snow suit and he was pretty happy about it.

I then piled the blankets up and around him in his jogging stroller (which worked great in the snow, by the way!). You can barely see him, but he's there!

I must have done a good job getting him warm and toasty, because within about five minutes, he was fast asleep!

I can't believe that Christmas Eve is tomorrow. Because of the Will's cold and then the bad weather, we still have to fight the crowds for Christmas shopping today. We are supposed to leave for my in-laws tomorrow morning, but with the weather forecast calling for more snow, we might end up spending his first Christmas here at home.


Tracy said...

How wonderful! He looks adorable! It is way too cold here for my to take my twosome out, but that sure does look like fun.

Mel said...

Oh my goodness! He is so beyond adorable. The snow looks amazing. I cannot recall ever getting anything like that here... how fun for little man.
Hope you guys have a very Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Such a cutie pie! Merry Christmas!

Elle Charlie said...

OMG, so cute! All bundled up like that... thanks for sharing those precious pics!

Geohde said...

I just adore that suit!


Parenthood For Me said...

I am an adoptive mom who struggled with IF for four years.
I recently started a not for profit, Parenthood for Me.org.
Our mission is to provide financial and emotional assistance to those starting families through adoption and medical intervention. Please visit my website:
http://www.parenthoodforme.org/ Pass the link on. Congratulations to you!
Thank you,
Erica Schlaefer

Fertilized said...

OH MY .. Can i eat him up!! Seriously, he is just adorable.

I need to run out and shop for like um EVERYONE .... I was not a good multi-tasker this year

I love seeing pictures of snow .. I have never experienced a white christmas ..Maybe one day

Jen said...

Oh it seems like so long since we've had a picture of Will. He is simply the most adorable baby!

The snow has been great. A bit bad timing wise with the holidays and travel but very Christmas-y nonetheless!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

He is just TOO cute!!! Merry Christmas!!!

Ms. J said...

Um, how did you score the baby with THEE best gummy smile, like EVER?! Seriously, I see Will's sweet gummy smile and I find myself sticking out my own tongue at him in goofy delight!

Searching said...

He looks like a happy, adorable little marshmallow!