Sunday, February 08, 2009
We love winter
We do really love winter. Yes it can be miserably cold, the shoveling is endless (beyond endless lately) and it takes a good 20 minutes before the car warms up. There are so many fun things to do in the snow. Elizabeth loves winter or maybe I should say the snow. She loves snow and is trying to eat her way to China in our snowbanks. The pebbles at the park that feed her sensory needs have been replaced by snow, mountains and mountains of snow. Elizabeth is now crawling in the snow and takes advantage of her low position to eat as much snow as she can (see above picture). It is nice as this is the first year she is mobile in the snow and it is great exercise for her. When we can convince Elizabeth to abstain from her feasting we are tobogganing. Elizabeth is a daredevil going down the steep hills on her own, this is really amazing because at the beginning of the season she was still not sitting on her own in a sled. Elizabeth is also learning how to skate, Daddy has built her a rink in the backyard and she is doing well with her walker wandering on the ice. This weekend has been quite warm and much of the snow has melted but I am sure more is to come as winter is halfway through and I will still be yelling 'Elizabeth only eat the white snow'.