Vivienne’s favorite show (what did we do before DVR?) is Frosty the Snowman.
She loves it so much, she even knows how to sing the song. Or at least her own version of the song.
So when the snow finally came in a big way this morning, she watched from the window …anxiously.
Just itching for her chance to get out in it.
“Wanna p-aay snow, Mama!”
“Wanna make F-osty Snowman, Mama!”
Unfortunately, it didn’t quite turn out that way.
There was sooo much snow, I’m afraid my sweet girl was in way over her head.
But the other kids?
Thought that over a foot of new snow was a-okay.
The rolled around in it.
They dug snow forts in it.
Which, since they were all working hard to make this just for her, made Vivienne smile.
At least for a little while.
She’s kind of the princess around here, if you hadn’t guessed.
Eventually, with the snow beating down, some of the kids were ready to go in.
And once the snow blower came out, I had to sort of agree.
I was ready to get out of cold and into some dry socks.
But the other kiddos?
They actually fought to position themselves in the path of oncoming snow.
And then, when it was their turn to get blasted in the face with snow, they were happy.
But Vivienne and I?
We hightailed it back inside.
her my iPhone, and me with my coffee.
And we were happy.
Happy One Year with us, my Frosty-lovin’ girl. On this day one year ago, you officially became a member of our family.
Having you in our lives has changed us all.
In a mighty big way.
Happy One Year!!!! So sweet.
so glad the illness seems to have let up.
I want snow!!! All I have are cacti!
Snow looks fun! Cacti are just prickly.
Nancy-of the crazy 8
I can't believe it's been a year. I remember following closely and shedding a few tears the day she came to you–it's gone so darn fast. She looks happy, healthy and beautiful.
Looks like the kids had fun! Happy one year!!!
It's hard to believe a year has gone by…
Next week, we will be reflecting on our year with Avery…..
Give that sweet little princess a big hug from me!
awh happy one year vivienne!
Looks like you guys had a great time in the snow!
Nebraska's schools were finally (sadly lol) back in session after a two day snow day.
A year?! Seriously?! I need to slow down. Great pictures of the snow, and Happy one year to you all!
happy, happy one year together…
Walking to China says
What a fantastic way to spend the one year day! Happy snow day and happy anniversary!
Rita and John says
Happy anniversary! She is so sweet–and obviously such a perfect fit for your family.
Happy Anniversary! What a lucky mama you are!
China Dreams says
She is adorable, and apparently she knows how to have a good time-inside and out!
Aw, precious girl. 🙂 Happy 1 year!!
Hmmm….snow in the face on purpose. 😉
Holy brrrr. 🙂
That looks awesome, and they look so happy!
Girly Girl Mommy says
Really, a year?
Awe… Happy 1 year sweet girl!
(I'd have hightailed it inside too!!)
I have similar pics to post but you are so industrious getting yours all up already. 🙂 Can't believe it's been a year already that you've had Vivi!! Happy 1 year to all of you!
Oh my golly…a year…already??? Oh sweet Vivienne, what a blessing you are!! Stefanie, I have to tell you , God is keeping adoption HEAVY on my heart and we are just PRAYING about it. If you remember us during your quiet (hahahha) time (no, I know you spend time in His Word with Him 🙂 we would be grateful. Financially, we have NO IDEA how we would do it again, but He keeps speaking to us, more loudly to me than the mister, but it is there, front and center and perhaps it is just to reach out and help others. I am waaaay okay with that too!
Love that you had a happy day in the snow! Thank you for sharing your beautiful children with us. You bless me each and everytime I visit!
Aww…can't believe it's been a year already! Happy one year with your sweet girl Stefanie!
Nicole A. says
Happy one year!! Wow, that went fast! She is too cute, no wonder she's the princess!
All the best,
Nicole A., now in LA
Adorable in pink with the snow background!
Happy 1 year to you all!!!! Oh my gosh she's a little snow princess.
Since we live in the frozen tundra and are experienced in all things snow. I laughed so hard when I saw your kids were putting them selves and faces in front of the snow blower. lol. Have never seen that one before. funny!
Okay, I'm confused….did you go to a ski resort or something to have a snowblower around? Or did you use the snow blower to clear the driveway?
Happy 1 year Vivienne!! It's hard to believe it's been a whole year already. It's been such a blessing watching you grow this past year.
Wow, already!? Happy One Year to you and the cutest snow-bunny around.
Table for Six says
Happy One Year!
Happy one year together!!!!
Has it been a year?! And yet, I cannot remember your family before Miss Vivienne's BIG debut! She has certainly stolen my heart!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Ack – a year? Happy Forever Family Day to all ya'll! Just can't believe it that's all!
hugs – aus and co.
Has it been a year already Stefanie??? I hate saying it but TIME FLIES!
She is the cutest PINK frosty!
I can't believe it has been a year already! Our little guy loves making frosty too! Happy 1yr to Vivienne!
Wow…time flies, doesn't it. Congrats on one year with your sweet Vivienne.
Great snow photos! You're a better woman than I! I took our snow photos of the kids from my front. The snow was blowing sideways when they were out in it and, unlike me, they don't mind cold, stinging snow in their faces. I stay in and made the hot chocolate. Today is bright and sunny; I'll go out and play now that the blizzard part is over! Think we got 18-20 inches. It's beautiful!!!
That girlie of yours is so stinkin' cute I grin every time you post her picture! Beautiful snow, btw!
Love all the pics and can't believe it's been a year already!!!