When we got up this morning, there was snow on the ground. We've had a little snow a couple different times in the last month or so, but this was the first time that it really stuck, so I knew I wanted to get Mara out to see her first 'real' snow. So after lunch, we bundled her up (her coat is way too big, but I wanted to make sure I got something that would last until spring!), and took her outside. She didn't really know what was going on, but looked around a lot and seemed to enjoy herself. She didn't really try to move from where we set her down, but maybe she just couldn't move because her coat was too big! We realized that she needs some 'winter' shoes or boots, and maybe some sort of snow pants, so that she can go out in the snow and play sometime.
We put up our Christmas tree this afternoon also. The snow made it seem a little festive, and I'm glad to have the decorating done (not that I did much besides the tree and a few lights in the window). Oliver loves to lay under the tree and chew on it. Picasso doesn't care much about it. Mara looked at it, and grabbed at it when we took her close enough. I wonder if she'll be crawling while it's still up. She's been doing a lot of 'rocking' when she's on her tummy, and was getting up on her knees tonight too. We may end up having to child-proof the tree I guess!