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Sinner saved by grace. Wife to a cute preacher. Momma to 2 precious baby boys. Blessed beyond measure. And I deserve none of it.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Snow 2015

In Memphis its not uncommon to be let down by the talk of snow that never comes. This year we were not disappointed. Several inches covered our yard and porches so everything looked like a white, winter wonderland. It wa gorgeous... and bright! I had to adjust my kitchen shades b/c I was blinded every time I went in there by the reflection of the sun on the snow.

Because of all the snow, it was only fair to let the boys experience a "real snow." We've had a few teases of snow, but not enough to warrant me taking the boys out in it. This time there was no question. They were unsure at first, but ended up loving it.

They loved to eat it so it was only fair that we made snow cream. Add some sprinkles and brownie brittle you've got quite the delicious snack.

Next year we will be prepared with "snow gear" so they boys can really enjoy the snow... that hopefully we'll get.


(I started writing this post a long time ago.)

It's official. I am a mom to 2 walkers. 

Luke began this adventure at the end of January. He took his time and 1 step quickly became several. It was a gradual process for him. He took his time and mastered it gracefully. His slow wobble has turned into a confident walk (more like run) now.

In the last couple of days (this would have been end of February/beginning of March)it's as if a switch was flipped for Jude and he thought, "Hey, I can do this, too." He went from only walking while holding onto something or someone to taking many steps on his own. His walk is still a bit of a drunken sailor, but he smiles from ear to ear thrilled with his accomplishment. The cutest part is that he waves as he walks entertaining all who are around. (Sadly the wave has gone away but in its place are break dancing hands as he tries to keep his balance.)

Their learning to walk styles greatly expresses their personalities. Luke is cautious, inquisitive, and likes to figure things out so its no surprise that he slowly figured out that one step leads to two and so on. Jude was all or nothing. When "practicing" he would take one step and then literally leap instead of walking until it clicked and one step wasn't enough. He was all in. 

I was in no hurry for them to learn. Two walkers was intimidating. Although my momma heart might burst with pride over their cuteness in this new adventure now. My "fear" of this new stage has been replaced with gratefulness that they're developing and growing. This new stage of life definitely brings new challenges, but one I am enjoying more than I ever imagined.