what a fun weekend we had! [apparently we weren’t the only ones, of course. yesterday, The Mr. shared that 49 of the 50 states had snow somewhere on the ground. that’s pretty incredible!…… but nowhere else was there snow + jovie! and that was a lot of fun!]
first, there was this:
(which is considerably different than her other snow picture last march!)
then we held her and walked to the stopsign on our street, where daddy then took over:
then since she was perfectly excited & acclimated, she decided to walk around in it:
then she decided to try to walk in the grass. which she normally enjoys. but when it’s covered in snow and she doesn’t have appropriate snowgear, well… we didn’t last long here:
(it looks like it’s almost up to her knees…. not quite)
so we went inside, and Daddy started a fire. then he made hot cocoa for us big people. not wanting to remove jovie from the moment, i made her her first chocolate milk. yummm!
we played and hung out the rest of the day. and then we slept & woke up to this:
2 hours later, it was warmed up & had begun to melt. so we went to play walk in it one last time:
and tried to go in it again:
jovie has enjoyed daddy’s snowman from inside the house much better than up close and personal. everytime she went by the front door, we hear “snowman, dada”.
it was fun sharing this with her, having her walk around! especially considering that this was the first weekend she did that very much. every day she spent more and more time walking. with us, and without us.
in fact, yesterday she walked for 7minutes all around the front yard. … without us. constantly bending/standing. she made some FANTASTIC gains this weekend. it was so much fun to watch. we assume she’s finally having the desire outweigh the frustrations & she’s learning to compensate.
which makes us feel much better, because this whole “diagnosing” thing is taking forever! we’re glad to see she’s wanting to walk inbetween. in fact, we are amazed at how much time she spent vertical this weekend!
look y’all- footprints!