Monday, December 22, 2008

Winter Wonderland

I love the snow. We get it so rarely in Seattle, and when we do it usually only sticks around for a day or so. This time around we have had snow on the ground since Thursday, and it may be here for awhile longer. I've never driven in snow, so I'm pretty much house bound. However Jeramy is taking the week off for Christmas so that doesn't really matter. To him driving in the snow is almost like a sport. We went several places at the height of the snow storm yesterday and had great fun laughing at all the stupid people doing stupid things.

Snow also makes my house look better. It covers all of the trailers, weeds, and other crap we having lying around the yard. We got about 8 inches in total.

In Jillian news, she really holds her head up well now. I tried her out in the walker, but she is too little to reach the toys. Jeramy picked up a bumbo chair for her yesterday and it is just her size. She has really discovered her voice and now enjoys screaming and screeching. Unfortunately she has also decided that it is a really good idea to wake up at 1am for a bottle. And I would be fine with this, but she still wants to wake up at 4:30am for another bottle. She is drinking 6 to 7 oz at each feeding and she is eating the same amount as always during the day too. I'm hoping that this is just a growth spurt as I go back to work in two and half weeks, and these midnight feedings will be much less amusing when I have a vanpool to catch at 5:45am every morning.

As I've always said, it's a damn good thing she's cute!


CJ said...

Isn't it BEEEAUTIFUL outside?? I love it. Except I'm home-bound too... I don't trust myself or the other drives to stay safe on these unplowed/unsalted roads. On the bride side, I haven't had to use my hairdryer or make-up since Thursday.

I love the pic of Jillian in her bumbo seat thingie... she looks like Santa's sweet little elf!

Kelly said...

Did you move to MN and not tell me?? ha ha!! I can't believe all the snow you have!

Jillian is such a cutie!! She's gotten so big too:)

s.e. said...

Oh boy, is she cute. I love that second photo.

Enjoy the snow!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Such a cutie!

Keeping my fingers crossed that indeed this is a growth spurt! :)

Jaime said...

OMG!! I can't wait to see her tomorrow night :) She is such a cutie-pa-tootie!!

nancy said...

oh good lord. that last picture is the freaking hieght of cute.

big advice about driving in snow. Just NEVER do two things at once. NEVER accelerate and turn. And NEVER brake and turn. There. That's it :)

Heather said...

I"m totally jealous of all the snow!!! We get ice but that is about it - not pretty and super sucks.

We live in Russellville - right on I-40.

JamieD said...

What a beautiful snow!! I hope you are enjoying your White Christmas!