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per usual, i have one billion things i need to post. a thousand things i want to remember about this time in our lives. i've come to the realization that my hold up is pictures. i don't have all my images in one place, some on my phone, some on ben's, some on my camera and none on my computer. it always seems like such a bear to upload from 3 different devices just to post & no post is complete without pictures. true?
so anyway, these next few posts will be of seasons past, out of order, and half-remembered but it's better than nothing.
memories to remember:
we were out to an informal family dinner, just the three of us, like 70% of our nights...bad momma. when we went into the restaurant it was just cold as heck & dusk but when we came out it was a full blown blizzard in the dark. i hope to always remember how precious little em was when she watched the snow come down for the first time with her little furry hood on. it was sticking to her bangs and her little eyes were fixed with wonder toward the sky. the parking lot lights lit up those perfect, fat, fluffy snowflakes (i'm convinced they're the best kind), she was in heaven. i could have watched her smile at the sky all night, if i wasn't freezing my buns off. it was a really precious few moments.
since then we've had relatively no snow in lexington. all surrounding areas get pummeled, and we get a rain shower or something equally lame. since that first snow i've had one other opportunity to take sweet mem's out into flurries. the wind was kickin' something fierce & she could barely stay standing against it in her 'christmas-story-esque' outfit. i snapped a few shots and let her stick her mitten hands in snow before i dragged my screaming [freezing] baby inside. she's obsessed. i have a wilderness babe that is for sure. i like to be outside and all, but mostly in a laying on a beach towel sense, so i'm not sure where she gets it.
she tries to fake snore like i do when i 'fake' sleep but really she just opens her mouth, breathes really loud and keeps her eyes open.
she squints her eyes when she smiles at me sometimes, intentionally. i think she's mimicking me but what's funny is that it's just the way i normally smile at her. i'm not making my eyes squinter than normal, that's just my face.
she shrugs her shoulders and put her arms out to say "i dunno." without words.
she's starting to sing and dance more. she loves music. anytime she hears any kind of tune her ears immediately perk up and she starts to wiggle and/or hum.
everyday is an adventure with this little miss. being together is far and away one of my greatest joys and undeserved blessings.
hopefully we'll be back again...someday. she's already grown so much since this!