Most of the snow had melted when she gingerly walked around, scouting out various scents in the snow.
Very careful as she went down some wide stone steps
"I'm not sure this was a good idea. Think I'll head back inside."
Our son and daughter-in-law are adamantly against the commercialization of the prolific Disney products and wanted to keep them from Violet as long as possible. Well, that has ended as someone gave her Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse stuffed animals.
This photograph clearly shows what an 18-month old feels like after so much unwrapping and oohing and aahing. It's just a little bit too much. She does love the Mickey and Minnie but is clearly exhausted with the flurry of activity on Christmas morning. I told my son to be happy it wasn't a princess. Those will come soon enough.
A very tired little girl.
Poor Lucy can't seem to get a break. We are having heavy rains, having received three inches overnight with more predicted today and tomorrow. And Lucy hates to go out in the rain. The snow will surely be totally gone by the end of the day. We are having flash floods and some roads are closed. Thank goodness our propane tank was refilled so the generator is ready to take over if we lose power again.
It has been quite a year for us, and for many others. We are definitely ready to say good-bye to 2018 and hope for a better year in 2019. That is my wish for us and for all of you.
The quote today comes from Alfred, Lord Tennyson:
"Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come
Whispering, "It will be happier."
Let us hope that these words are true and that we all have a happier New Year.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK
BEST WISHES FOR A GREAT NEW YEAR