Yeah, I’m a little done with Winter… the cold is not my friend and it means there aren’t nearly as many things to do outside. It also doesn’t help that Josh is still healing from his surgery and isn’t up for long walks indoors. Sure, Enzo and I could probably do stuff by ourselves, and I’ll take him shopping with me, but it’s much easier when you’ve got two people.
Really, though, we have a pretty easy baby. I mean, he even sleeps in on the weekends, and always has.
Sure, that could probably change one day, but I think I’ll just appreciate that he sleeps in until 8:00 or 8:30 for now, which means I can get up a little earlier if I want to and drink my coffee and read or more likely do some tidying up, and occasionally peek in on that sweet little face.
We had a surprise critter visitor this week, which was kind of fun. Josh was in the office and was pulling back the curtains on the window when he was greeted by this guy:
A muskrat! We were kind of excited because we’ve never seen one up close before, and he’s really bigger then he looks in the photo. He was just hanging out and digging around in the grass and snow.
They have such big thick tails and claws… I never knew that. We kept an eye on him for a while as he slowly made his way around the yard, then decided to take a nap, which was really cute. While a muskrat may not seem cute… wait until you see one curl up in a ball in the sun. We kind of both wanted to go outside and squish him.
I did manage to sneak outside and grab a quick photo… curse the zoom on my lens for not going further! New lens time perhaps? 😉
Alas, the UPS man showed up while he was napping and scared the bejesus out of him, so he hid in a corner for a bit and the next time I looked for him he was gone.
It’s no surprise that last year pretty much revolved around thing… or rather, one person. We took a spontaneous trip to New Ulm for New Year’s last year and then pretty much prepared for the little man’s arrival.
We have managed to take Enzo to the Biggest Ball of Twine when he was only a few weeks old, and he’s joined us at a few wineries as well. My only excuse for not getting out and doing more with him is that it was a really hot summer (and he’s a little heater), we live in the middle of nowhere and it takes a good 45 minutes or more to really get anywhere, and we’re new parents… it’s a pain to pack up everything and since Enzo spends a good hour and a half in his car seat almost every day… he really doesn’t want to spend time in it on the weekends.
This next year (once it warms up) I’m sure we’ll get out more often, though, since once we do arrive, generally Enzo is really glad to people watch and hang out. He loves getting to sit in shopping carts now and is pretty good in his stroller if we’re at the mall, as long as he gets to stretch now and then.
Other notable things for us this year were getting a new bedroom set and new desks for the office, which I realized I never took pictures of… maybe when it’s not a mess. 😉
Enzo also got to go on his first airplane ride, and we (I) learned just how much stuff we actually need to pack for a trip away from home with baby vs. what we actually brought with us. Oh the insanity. Next time we’ll be much more organized.
It’s been a good year overall, but has gone by far too quickly. Now, we’ll just look forward to warmer weather when we can get out and do more. This lady his major cabin fever.
Happy New Year!