This month, fall quickly vanished and winter has all but taken over. Matt kicked us to the curb so he could wrap up some school before the Thanksgiving break so we went this weekend instead of next. I picked Redstone because it’s close enough, scenic and with a storm heading in for the afternoon/evening I wanted to get a jump on it and not stray. It’s about 40 minutes from the house in good weather. Once we got higher up, the roads were a mix of slush and snow-pack so we took our time.
It’s the prettiest, quaint little town. The Crystal River runs through it and they have cool antique shops and a general store. It’s one main road through town and it takes about a minute and a half to drive it. I pulled off at the park and we walked up to the river bank. This was her first true experience walking in snow and feeling just how cold it is. She was much too tiny last winter and now she is catching on. She went from tears to laughing to tears more than once. It was bitter cold, but fun, but hard to walk in, but sensory exquisite. She was all over the place. We are working hard on vocab these days. I fear hers isn’t as broad as it should be, though the doctors say she is right on track. She nailed “dog” this month. So now every 4 legged creature is a dog, emphasis on that “g”. But goats are especially dogs.
After the park we wandered over to the general store where they have the Christmas magic up and ready and she was enamored with the Santa statue. I think in part because they had a smaller one she didn’t see that kept repeating four phrases which she assumed the big one was saying to her.
Below are the range of emotions that she was feeling in photo form.
I hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving as it’s my favorite holiday of the year! I have many crazy great things to be grateful this year and much to look forward to in the next. I love when plans start to form into actuality. Feast heavy friends and laugh hearty.