11/14/08

First snow

Always an occasion to record!
This year more than ever.
Not that QQ was overly impressed by the snow. She had an appointment at the ENT specialists to check her ear tubes this morning early, and M said she seemed a bit put out by the cold flakes touching her face.
But by the time they returned it was so lovely out...the light so delicate on the gold tips of the grasses, the snow just that pure, gossamer dusting that only happens the first time of the year...
This was a moment to remember.
As for the white stuff itself...she was a bit uncertain.
Especially when daddy threw a snowball at mommy, and then used QQ as a human shield to absorb the return volley. Ah, boys! This is just the sort of thing that QQ will have to learn to expect in the Larkin family!
(Fortunately, mommy throws like a girl...an uncoordinated girl...so she was in no danger).

I don't know why the vision always appeals to me...I took very nearly the same photo last year on first snow...but I love the way our neighbor Wendy's cool motorcycle looks with a fresh blanket of white covering it. Is it just me?

note: for those wanting to know about QQ's appointment, it was just a checkup to make sure her ear tubes settled in alright since her surgery (they were put in place at the same time as her palate and lip adhesion). They checked out just fine. Her hearing, while much better then the pre-tubes test, is still testing a bit low, but so far they are chalking that up to her being a baby, and too distractible to respond properly to the hearing tests. She'll have another checkup in six months. The tubes have to be replaced on an average of every 18 months.

10 comments:

Yoli said...

I envy you. Totally. I love snow. I do like the motorcycle picture. Of course QQ's first snow pictures are priceless.

Juliette said...

Hope the appointment went well.
Some pictures you will cherish for ever...

Mamacita said...

I'm jealous....it passed right over us.

Vivian M said...

She will be rolling around in it soon enough! It looks lovely, much softer than what we got last month. Funny, the grass is green here again and the poor Canadian geese don't know what to do.
Please let us know how the appointment went with QQ's ears.

A Beautiful Mess said...

Looks like just enough snow to me:)

I can't get enough of Flynn's smile....I could just eat her up with a spoon!!

Maia said...

Wow. Snow already? I suppose it's just around the corner for us, too...

Heidi said...

Wowee! I've missed a few days and looks like tons of pictures. She is very very cute and yes, looks fatastic in red (earlier posts). She's a doll!
My Madeline had her ear tubes in for 2+ years. One finally fell out by its self and the other was removed eventually. They were really a great help and I'm glad we had them done!

that girl (shelly) said...

so jealous of your snow, it's been nearly 80 here this week with more of the same this weekend. Isn't it Thanksgiving?

Hugs to that precious QQ

crazylady said...

As a Canadian, I feel the need to tell you, "put a coat on when there is snow outside"...

Rebecca of "China, Baby!" said...

Oh, you are LUCKY! I am awaiting our first snow still - we've had the cold, but none of the white stuff yet.

I love the motorcycle too. :) Must be the artist in me!