A Baby and Her Newfound Love for (Eating) Snow.

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Last week, Chicago had a pretty big snow storm. The snow was coming down SO hard and it looked so beautiful.

Yes, that’s right, I’m a crazy snow lover. While I cannot wait for the nice weather, I am just a sucker for this gorgeous white stuff (Until it turns black from all the cars, anyway).

Dominic, Olivia and I were just sitting, staring out the window and I said to him, “Why do we have to sit here, and enjoy it from the inside? Let’s go outside!”

So outside we went.

And we had a great 20 minutes.

*And that’s where this post ended….up until yesterday. Yesterday we had another storm and of course I took more pictures so here they are.. I can’t help myself!

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My sister came over yesterday afternoon and we decided to take Olivia outside before her nap so that she could play in the snow.

When we were younger and it would snow, we would play outside for what felt like a lifetime, and we never wanted to come in. Our mom had to practically drag us in by our snowsuits. Playing in the snow with my daughter and my baby sister was such a treat, and it definitely brought back sweet memories of our childhood. It makes me so happy to see the love that my sister and Olivia have for each other.

Olivia is still not really sure what all this white stuff is that’s falling from the sky, but she does know one thing for sure: it tastes good. All she wanted to do (both times) was sit and eat the snow (don’t worry, we made sure it was clean). Don’t laugh because you know you used to do it, too!

It snowed a lot more yesterday than it did last week and all night I just sat and watched it fall. It is just such a magical sight and while everyone complains about it snowing again (it’s WINTER, people. Winter=snow.), I just look the other way because I love the snow. Always have, always will.

After we came inside, Olivia snuggled in her crib and was out cold for two hours, so I think it’s safe to say that she had a good time. Charlie did too, he was running around like a crazy, putting his face in all the different piles of snow.

Do you love the snow, or hate it?



P.S. Last Thursday Olivia had her 15 month well-visit and our Doctor said that she is perfect! Of course we already knew that ;) She is 20 pounds, 11 ounces, and 29 inches tall. She is in the 10th percentile for both her height and weight, which means she is still living up to her nickname, Little Shrimp. She is passing all of her 15 month milestones with flying colors. She got four shots (that she got really bad bruises from.) and he was so shocked that she knows how to say ‘More’ in sign language! It was a great visit. In fact, the only negative throughout the entire visit was when the Doctor told us that he was LEAVING in June and that we’d have to find a new pediatrician. It was seriously so heartbreaking because Dominic and I really love him.


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