Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Icicle Creation

There is this house near my parents' that has a beautiful icicle creation in their yard. They took all the icicles off their house and arranged them in the snow to create what almost looks like a sunburst of ice (if such an oxymoron is possible).

So imagine my surprise today when I ventured outside my front door. There under my bedroom window was an icicle creation. I don't know who did it or when but what a wonderful, beautiful thing to see in the midst of all the never-ending snow.

These photos hardly do it justice. It is an amazing sight to see. You'll have to stop by before it melts away.

I am very grateful to the artisan who gave me a little piece of beauty in my own yard in the middle of all this snow. Thank you, whoever you are!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


We've really had way too much of it these last few weeks. Snow, that is. After the first big snowfall I bundled Benjamin in his snow suit and took him outside. He protested the whole way then seemed to almost enjoy sitting in the middle of the white stuff -- but not enough to want to move from where I set him down.

When the sun came out today I introduced him to icicles. He held a little one in his bare hand for almost a minute before I realized that it just might be cold and took it away from him.

My little snow baby and I have had fun -- especially because we usually get to stay warm and dry at home -- but we are certainly looking forward to Spring.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Best Seat

I was getting ready for the day but my little guy was done playing with his toys and wanted to be close. So, he crawled over and found the best seat in the bathroom -- my feet.

Friday, January 18, 2013


Scotty, meet Benjamin. Benjamin, meet Scotty.

More adventures sure to follow.

Friday, January 11, 2013


Benjamin has discovered the stairs and LOVES to climb them. The baby gate is ordered and on its way but in the meantime we have to improvise. He, on the other hand, is quickly learning how to outwit our improvisations. Crazy baby!