The 1st Snow

SnowBunnies

The first snow of the season is a sudden reminder that the Holidays are just around the corner. This year the Vanderwall Quints are more aware than ever of all the hustle and bustle. “New House,” gobbling turkeys, snow, “Kiss-mas” lights, and “Frosties” abound!


It is so much fun to take a fresh look at all of these events from the eyes of the V5. Their expressions and experiences are priceless and a stark reminder to appreciate the little things that otherwise would be overlooked. These include the winter wind on your cheeks, learning how to walk in big clunky snow boots, having snowflakes land on your eyelashes, and sliding down a slick snow hill. In addition to all the wonderful elements of winter and the holidays, the kiddos have also grown to enjoy:KMae Cheese Burger

  • Coloring
  • Forming animals with Play-doh
  • Cooking and tasting new fruits and vegetables
  • Playing matching games
  • Hide and Go Seek with their animals
  • Writing their names

The biggest challenge of the day is naptime. Since saying good-bye to our cribs and hello to toddler beds, their mid-day nap has been nearly non-existent. Bella is your typical, “Jack in the Box” child and thus almost always needs to be removed from the situation in order to allow the other munchkins time to sleep. Other obstacles that we have been navigating include the typical two-year-old-tantrums. We ride the emotional rollercoaster of being a toddler right along side of them. We hope that the additional space that our new home will bring will help to ease some of the tantrums that result from simply being too close to one another. In the mean time, we are rolling with the punches… hair pulling… biting… and “puddling” on the floor. One new tool in our tool box for combatting these days is exploring the winter wonderland!

Sledding Video:

BellaSnow

Ellie Sled

Lily YOLO

Theos Ready

Lily and Ellie

 

 

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4 thoughts on “The 1st Snow

  1. Ohhhh sooo cute! Takes a lot of effort getting five little ones ready to have fun in the snow.
    Wish you happiness in your new home.
    Can’t wait to see all of you again!

  2. Always exciting to receive updates. We have hosted Jeff and Sue Cook who flew out from Chicago for the weekend when they saw most of their California cousins and attended Big Game(Cal vs. Stanford) in football. Weather different from your Midwestern snowstorm and we hope their flight home is safe.

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  3. You certainly were blessed Cassie and Frank! Auntie loves all of you and I hope all of you have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

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