It's been chilly in Nashville recently, flurries and blowing winds. Of course, I LOVE it, love winter, love cold, love snow. Bring it on. Hate summer sun and heat, yuck. Given that my daughter has my same pale complexion, I'm guessing she's going to be a winter lover too. She will if we have anything to do with it at least! We are just too pale for the beach. Next year, hopefully we'll have her out on the ski slopes, although she'll still be too young to do anything but tromp around and maybe stand between our legs for a few feet of skiing on the bunny trail. It's so much easier to learn when you are little, I was the oldest of my siblings to learn and I think I was all of six years old. My brother learned even younger than that, and you'd think he was born skiing, it's as easy as walking to him. Actually, if you've ever seen him walk, he looks much more graceful on skis! (Sorry Dan!)
So for our grocery trip today, I got her all set up in her first winter parka and stylishly warm pink leather & sheepskin boots from NZ. She was quite happy being out in the weather, cooing and laughing. It was very warming to see. I carried her around the store and through the parking lot in the baby bjorn, her little arms and legs sticking out waving around at everyone. At one point, all I could think of was the movie A Christmas Story - "I can't put my arms down!!" It actually made the shopping pretty easy, I had 2 free hands and a bunch of people coming over to look at the baby and help me fill & empty the cart.
Winter Car Nap - there is nothing better!