So here's my least-expected happiest moment of the Christmas holiday this year. On the 23rd I had to leave the house so that SLB could wrap my presents, so I took Livy to the lake for a late afternoon walk. It was a lovely day - perfectly crisp and perfectly bright. It was the kind of winter day we're not supposed to have here in the land of legendary rain, and everyone at the lake was in a good mood because of the holiday and the sunshine.
Even the ducks, who had congregated for a little pre-holiday cocktail party, seemed pleased.
Is it racist to say that they all look alike to me?
The chubby munchkin is getting used to hats, and she was gleeful to get a little fresh air and a trip out of the house.
We had the opportunity to create our own clothing tree, too. I found this hat lying on the ground and made a hat tree. Voila! It was magical.
Be well, little hat! I hope you find your friends soon!
I'm usually irritated by what I call the "mandatory whimsy" of the northwest. We're the kind of people who will paint our houses purple, overuse artisanal lawn ornaments, and glue any number of toys and found objects to our cars, presumably in an attempt to thwart the Seasonal Affective Disorder that holds us all in its oppressive grip. Because I am Seasonal Affective Disorder personified, this generally just pisses me off. But I liked this:
Purple houses? Thumbs down. Folksy, neighbor-decorated tree? Thumbs WAY up!
All in all, it was a lovely walk. The sunset was gorgeous...
... even if my standard Mom costume was not.
Hand-me-down sweatshirt + ill-fitting jeans + sneakers = HOTT.
No matter the day, the view, or the outfit, this story always ends the same way.
Snoozing baby. Sighing mama.