Monday, November 10, 2014

Yup, it's snowing

It has been awhile since I have put my fingers to the keyboard to write.  Honestly, I have been wanting to write and been searching my brain for ideas.  So, I finally let go and decided to wait.  Sometimes, that is just the inspiration I need.

Today, is the first snowfall of the season.  We live in Minnesota and you never really know when the snow will start to come.  This year, we are lucky, it's almost the middle of November, and this is our first snow of the season.

When it comes, most Minnesotans aren't really happy, but they accept it.  Living in this state you know it's going to happen, but you are never really ready for it when it does.  Me, I don't mind the snow.  I just don't like the cold.  Last Winter was brutally cold more days than not.  This year, I am hoping for the snow, just not as many extremely cold days.

When it snows, to me, it always seems pretty.  While I may not be out in it, looking through the window watching it fall just mesmerizes me.  My favorite snow is when it gently falls and you can go outside, stand in the middle of the yard, and feel like you are in a snow globe.

I remember taking my little guy out in the first snowfall last year.  It was about this time, maybe a week or so earlier.  We watched out the backdoor at the snow gently falling.  His eyes lit up a little, so we bundled up and went out.  He was just mesmerized by it.  He was only 7 months at the time.

Each time we would go back inside, he wanted to go back out.  So, in and out we went for a half hour or so.  Then, I decided to bring a bucket full of the snow into the house for him to play.  He quite enjoyed it.

I often look at my son watching the world and wonder what it is like through his eyes to see things.  Sometimes for the first time ever and sometimes with knowing eyes.  And his sheer excitement at it all.  I think to myself, what happens to us as we get older that so many of us loose the joy and wonder.

Today, we will go out in the snow...that is if my son lets me get him all dressed for it. Last year I got one of my favorite pictures of him in the snow and just looking at it in awe. I wonder what this year will bring.