Friday, January 16, 2009

Dels First Time in the Snow











Does this remind you of the Christmas Movie? The little boy who can't put his arms down?
We had one night without the freezing wind. Hubby was outside clearing the driveway, the older two kids were building a snow fort. Annie was driving me crazy so I bundled her up and sent her outside too. Then it was just me and a crying Dels. I think she was crying out of boredom, nobody to entertain her but boring ole Mom- How early they learn! So I bundled myself up and then little Dels and she could hardly stand! She tried walking, her legs spread apart in a very wide stance and she actually managed to take a few steps. Out we go into the frozen tundra. Up the driveway, down the driveway, turn, twirl, zig zag. Annie yelling, "Faster Mom, Faster!" Molly grabs the other sled and pulls Lolo around and around... then we race! Wow, no matter what I never win! Then Hubby goes up on the roof to clear it off and I yell out to the kids, "Look, it's Santa!" "MooooM, that's not Santa, duh it's just Dad!" As if- she sure told me! In all of the chaos of racing, snow flying, giggles and cheers- I was warm! My heart was melting as fast as the snowflakes that drifted onto Dels eyelash. Watching her blink them away, I had a moment of pure happiness, complete thankfullness and simple joy for my big family...
Then we went inside and I was left with the cold wet mound of snow pants, boots, hats, mittens, coats, scarfs and the snap back to the reality of my life with a big family! Hot chocolate made, pajamas on, books read, all heads on pillows and life is good! We are Blessed!




4 comments:

utmomof 5 said...

I love the moments!!! Glad you took the time to enjoy your big family. I think it can be easy to let the stress of it all make you forget why we had all these kids!

She looks so cute all bundled up! And she is so BIG! No longer a baby! :)

Stacie said...

very cute!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like lots of fun!!! I've missed reading your posts...busy busy I know! Hugs to everyone!
-KY

crazy working mom said...

It does look like fun, and you're right...the photo looks like the little boy from A Christmas Story. Too cute. :)