I hope you're sitting down...

...because cuteness overload is about to commence.
This morning we woke to what appeared to be the blizzard of the century. Of course, we've been spoiled by a ridiculously mild winter, so we're a bit soft around the edges. We were definitely not expecting a foot of snow after the first bloom of spring.
QQ, however, was thrilled by the white stuff blowing past our windows, and stood by the patio doors waving her arms furiously to sign "snow" while the rest of us still wallowed in our comforter.
Many businesses in town shut down, and Mike was called in from his day off to do some work for the news site, which was scrambling to keep up. Fortunately, he could do the work from his home computer, because none of us wanted to brave the roads, with sirens wailing on every highway.
Mommy spent the afternoon trying (mostly without success) to shoot a photo of Q with a rubber band in her hair. She submits to being ponytailed without complaint, but instantly tears out the band before anyone can actually snap a photo. This was the closest I came all day.
(And yes, we all - including Q - spent the day in our PJs).
Just before dinner, we decided to bundle up and brave the elements for a brief walk in the white stuff.
Now, why am I wearing all these ridiculous clothes, please tell me?
Not quite sure what to do with herself. Though she was much more stable in her snow boots this time around than she was the last time it snowed...which was probably a couple months ago. Yeah, it's been a mild winter.
Going for it. Our girl is brave.

Daddy gives her a lift.
I love you, daddy.
Just goin' for a walk in the snow with my family.
Checking to make sure Daddy's coming along.
That's one happy dog.

Mommy can't stay away from those cheeks.
Nice thing about a storm that shuts down the city: walking down the middle of your street without fear.

The hat was an Etsy find, in case you're wondering. And yes, we finally got her to wear her mittens on this day. I think that the 25-degree-farenheit temps cowed her into submission.

But she's up!...
...and ready to do it again.
I'd like one more time in the snowbank, please?
Daddy's always ready to oblige. Or, QQ could be levitating.
Plonk. Now what do I do?
Getting a helping hand.
And getting tossed in the air in the bargain - one of her most favorite things.

Is it just me, or is this pretty much the cutest baby on the face of the earth?


Snowflowers Mum said...

um, how many snowsuits does the kiddo have? Her wardrobe must be busting!

Tami said...

Oh my gosh, you make me miss snow. The real, fluffy stuff, not the wet stuff we get in Seattle. So glad you guys had so much fun.

Heather Thompson said...

Definitely one of the cutest babies anywhere! Good look with the spout/pony tail, it's one of my FAVORITE looks:) I was able to get my daughter to leave them after a LOT of encouragement (look how pretty!) and use of the little plastic rubber bands that you basically cut out when you're done!

Margaret M said...

I love all of the SNOW pics! Can't believe how much you got. While we are enjoying a taste of Spring, Winter gave you one last Blizzard!

Vivian M said...

Fun! You actually have more snow than we do.
And QQ is a cutie, that's for sure!

operationtigerlily said...

Great Odin's Raven, that is ALOT of snow!! What a fun snow day. Jammies all day? I could only dream...

Carrie said...

I love the hat! Ok we have no use for it in Fl. but it is too cute not to have!

sarahthefantastic said...

Ha! That's excellent! Today YY took off her boots and went barefoot on the grass and you were buried under a foot of snow. (Have to say that OUR city doesn't grind to a halt for that, but we are Canadians and ever so prepared for it all.) There was only one little mound of very old snow left in the yard and of course YY tried bare feet on that too. I love her sense of adventure.
Have to agree with you that QQ is beyond cute and if not the cutest then WAAAYYYY up there. The red brings it out and the hat is most excellent.
Keep up the hair sprouts, they are perfect. Heather is right that the tiny slightly sticky ones from the dollar store work the best. Two sprouts is also wonderful and I went up to four some days and was always so happy with the funky result. xoxo...