God gave South Louisiana a Christmas blessing – a SNOW DAY!
And guess what else? Santa is real. For the first time ever Ray slept from 8-5:30 AM! Snow and sleep? Wow. Best Christmas presents EVER.
Other than last night, sleep has been lacking. At his six month appointment the pediatrician said he’s just used to eating at night and that I should start negotiating with him. I don’t know if you’ve ever negotiated with a six month old, but let me just sum up my experience:
don’t. waste. your time. Yep.
But back to today.
Baby Ray was pretty unsure about the snow but it was still super fun to introduce it. Snow sure does seem like a form of magic on earth, especially when it comes to Louisiana. The last time it snowed here was 2008!
Since it will probably be another ten years before this happens again, we savored the day. We slept in, played outside and took lots of pictures. My neighbors invited Ray and I over for a breakfast of steel cut oats, coffee and a bacon cheese fritata.
Gosh, I love my neighbors.
And to top today off, I made chili and homemade cookies. What’s a snow day without homemade cookies?
The boy still had to go to work, which was lame, but Ray and I brought him a Starbucks hot chocolate to help keep him warm.
In other news Ray started eating solids. By solids I mean weird soup food. I had ambitions of being that awesome Pinterest-mom who makes all the baby food from scratch. But lets be real I have a day job. And as I mentioned, I’m sleep deprived. So I bought Gerber like normal people. And guess what? Ray hasn’t complained once. He really likes his sweet potato soup stuff, but not as interested in butternut squash soup stuff or prune soup stuff. We’ll keep at it.
Bourbon on the other hand, thinks the soup food is best thing ever and is happy to be clean up crew.
Ray has also sprung a tooth which will come in handy for those solid foods one day! Ha.
Mostly teething is super annoying because, with the exception of last night, he seems to wake up a lot and is refusing to nurse occasionally, which I think is related to teething. I hoping this too shall pass…
Christmas is fast approaching and even though Ray is too little to remember, it feels really special with a baby. I can’t wait to take him to my favorite Christmas place, Santa’s Wonderland in College Station, Texas. We go every year!
I hope you all had a good day too. If you’re one of my southern friends I hope you’ve enjoyed the snow day as much as we did.
I’ll conclude with a favorite psalm:
“Today is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it” Psalm 118:24