As winter rolls on into what seems like an endless cycle of cold days & long nights we are trying to rejoice in the little things. Watching Maddy walk more & more, getting hugs after naptime & seeing her giggle as she holds her dolly over the side of the changing table have become highlights in our daily routines. She is getting more & more aware of things that get a reaction from us & will do just about anything to get us to laugh.
This weekend it was nice to have a day or so of warmer (by Minnesota standards) weather. We were able to get out for walk & finally let out dog enjoy sometime outside of the 4 walls of our yard's fence. There's just something about being so close to spring that gives you hope that the winter will not drag on much longer.
The weekend before last, we were also able to go on our first date since before China (Thanks Aunt Janita!) It was nice to steal away for a few hours to watch a movie & just have some time alone together.