a snowy day.

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“snoooow, snoooow, snoOOOw!…” she’ll say, with repetition that builds in excitement and a small hint of urgency as she brings me her favorite book, the snowy day. she’ll turn her small frame around and slowly back into my lap, plopping down just right with a few little wiggle moves to ensure she’s snuggled up as close as she can get, her warm body next to mine....

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my take on how to enjoy the winter months.

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we are half way through january. how are you doing? how are you feeling?

i’m smiling big in my puffy warm red coat, but that’s because i’m trying to enjoy january, despite her bringing a rough start to the new year over here. we’ve been fighting off a whole lotta germs that made their way through family members ever so slowwwwwly at the start of the month (think the flu + an ear infection + pink eye + a virus + a cold that came with a lingering cough that just won’t go away, weeks later and too many pediatrician appointments to count)....

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she’s a coat lady.

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it would make more sense for me to collect tiny jewelry trinkets or special postcards. even shoes –while a bit larger in scale than a necklace or postcard, appear to be a better option than what i’ve accidentally started collecting over the last several years. but alas, i am a coat lady. and i hold the title with pride....

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snow day!

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there is something so completely magical and special about the first snow of the season! we were lucky enough to experience ours on saturday here in the city and it didn’t disappoint on any level. after we managed the ordeal of getting snow gear on in an attempt to head to central park, we could barely get a few feet from our front stoop before the kids had plopped themselves down and were giddily scooping up snowballs like they were tiny puppies!...

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