A world full of snow… and St Nicholas too!
I lay in bed letting Ben finish up nursing and heard Bella calling: “Snow! It’s snowing. There’s snow on the fence and snow on the swings and snow on my table!”
When I got up, I found two little girls standing at the back door all agog.
So absorbed were they that we had to redirect their attention to their shoes by the front door.
I just love the look of those little Mary Janes filled with candies!
Of course once there, it took no time at all to tear into both the book and the chocolates.
Mmmm… the chocolates.
I didn’t find the gold coins I wanted at Target and was too lazy to hunt any further.
Not that they noticed. Let’s just say St Nicholas didn’t skimp.
While the girls ate breakfast, I slipped outside to catch the beauty of the early morning light and the fleeting glory of the snow-covered world before it started to melt away.
It never grows old or loses it’s magic.
I’m just as awe-struck as my girls.
My roses were like hidden jewels under the crust of snow.
The church looked like a picture-postcard.
And after Mass… pancakes!
Then the girls had to get outside into the snow.
There was a brief crisis when I realized we didn’t have a snowsuit or snow pants for Bella. But then she decided she could after all go outside in just her jeans.
It was Sophie’s first time in the snow since she was just a baby last winter.
She took to it quite well.
And Bella… was in heaven. She climbed up the ladder on the swing set and chatted with her friend next door. And made a charming picture as she did so.
I hope your day is as filled with magic as ours was.