Oh yeah, my little guy. In case you needed some photographic evidence! I can't believe how fast it all goes the second time. He's almost 6 months old. Soon he'll be moving, talking, getting big. With Mr. A I wanted him to meet each new milestone quickly, with baby D, I want him to stay my baby as long as possible. He is my adorable baby!
I had a birthday a couple weeks back - like every Monday this month, it was a snow day! We couldn't go too far from the house, so we snuggled in, took our time, enjoyed the day. I'm feeling younger this year, Mr. A says I must be so old since I'm 5 :) I'm apparently going to be so big and tall soon that I will be hitting my head on the fan! Of course, one must enjoy some birthday selfies too!
I've never had snow days before this year. There is a beauty in snow days with little ones. Finding new games to keep us occupied. Long naps, warm food, and lots of silly smiles. I couldn't ask for a better birthday.
I do know that I never had to shovel snow on my birthday before. I never had to chop wood or clean snow off a car. I never had to build a fire or really paid attention to Puxatany Phil before. The groundhog said there will be six more weeks of winter. I believe him 100%. I'm getting better at building fires and shoveling snow...new skills for a new year :)
This post was inspired by Trapped Under the Sea by Neil Swidey. In Boston, five men were sent into a dark, airless, miles-long tunnel below the ocean to do a nearly impossible job that would help clean the once dirtiest harbor in America. Join From Left to Write on February 19th as we discuss Trapped Under the Sea As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.
This winter has been an eye-opener for me. Winter in New England is like nothing I ever imagined. It's beautiful. The blanket of snow over the earth is stunning, simply beautiful, peaceful. I love what the world looks and sounds like when it's snowing. When I'm at home...and don't have to go anywhere...
What I never even thought about was all the people it takes to clear that snow. Clear it from the roads, the sidewalks, public buildings. I never thought about how much effort it takes to make the world work again after feet upon feet of snow.
There are people out there plowing the roads for 24 hours straight. Guys (and girls) up all night, moving snow, clearing roads, making the world safe for the rest of us to go on with our lives. Yet, still, people complain. I hate driving in the snow - I can't imagine driving a plow, operating heavy machinery or clearing off roofs with shovels. I am so glad that there are those men and wome nwho will do the dangeruos jobs, the ones to keep the rest of us safe.