Ada's first snowman was quite a hit in the neighborhood. During the snowfall a few days after the blizzard, Rick took Ada out to run an errand and returned to say, "Quick! Grab the camera and a carrot." He tagged into the house while I tagged out since Iain was just waking up from his nap and hoping to be saved from his evil crib. Ada was all bundled up waiting in the vestibule for me to document her latest masterpiece. I quickly donned my coat and scarf, grabbed the camera and two carrots, and ran to see what they had made. I handed the carrots to Ada as I steeped outside and looked all around expecting to see some huge snowman under our front tree. Surprisingly, there was no snowman to be found. I asked Ada where it was and she pointed him out. He was tucked into a nook next to the front entry to our building. Standing half her height, her little snowman was in desperate need of some facial features. I went to get the carrot back from Ada, but she had already eaten it. And his back-up carrot was in her mouth. I buzzed the door for Rick to bring carrot reinforcements and he appeared with two almonds too. Ada had already picked out his stick arms so the hard work was done. I added the almonds and carrot to his head and she posed with her new snowman friend (alternate nose in hand).
Moral of the story: Keep extra carrots in the fridge during winter in case your child likes to eat snowman noses.
Living in the Windy City of Chicago, I'm a 31-year-old mom of a 3-year old daughter, Ada, and 6-month old son, Iain. My husband Rick rocks and supports all of my crazy hobbies (knitting, quilting, reading, blogging, photography). And this is my outlet. It's my little way of preparing friends for having children of their own (or not), for helping other moms navigate their adventures in parenthood, and a way to keep family and friends up to date since I'm kind of busy these days.
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