Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  January 27, 2014 — 8 Comments

This is kind of a big deal.

I posted a few weeks ago about our concerns that Jack wasn’t yet walking. It’s been weighing heavily on my mind for months. He was actually supposed to begin physical therapy on Friday, but the appointment was cancelled and he chose that very morning to take his first unassisted steps. He took his sweet time getting here but it’s so fun to see him experimenting with this new method of getting around.

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The appointment was cancelled because of another extraordinary event: a rare day of wintry weather in South Louisiana. My instagram was aflutter with the excitement.

I thought this was snow on our deck but it was ice.

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Louisiana “snow day”.

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The Great Ice Storm of 2014. Never Forget.

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This kind of weather is so rare down here that it makes more sense to shut everything down once every five years than for municipalities to invest in snowplows and ice trucks. Unfortunately Nick still had to go into work (even though the interstate was closed!). Yesterday it was back up in the 60′s but Tuesday we could be seeing snow again. Isn’t that crazy?!?! I love this quote about snow in the South. It explains our collective obsession so perfectly!

Snow in the South is wonderful.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend, my lovelies. Stay warm!

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


8 responses to Walking in a Winter Wonderland

  1. Go Jack! New walkers are the most adorable thing ever. My littlest just turned one and has no interest whatsoever….all my others were walking by now, but I’m trying to be patient :) . We’re in GA….30% chance of snow here for tomorrow, too. fingers crossed–I really want to see some snow!

    • Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap January 27, 2014 at 8:14 am

      It is so hard to be patient! Jack is almost 19 months and I was starting to think he would never walk. And yay snow!!!

  2. Way to go, Jack! Before you know it, he’ll be running all over the place. Thank you for sharing that sweet moment with us. It brings back so many fond memories of my boys at that age.

  3. WTG JACK! Heck, he even practiced his squats too!

  4. When I saw him at Christmas, I knew it was going to be real soon. And I really did see him turn around and step from the recliners to the coffee table! I’m so proud of him and happy for you that you can stop worrying about him now, Soon, you’ll be chasing him all over the house! lol

  5. I understand your joy in seeing snow. That is how I feel early in the winter. It is indeed, beautiful and magical. Now, however, I am looking forward to it going away and with it the extreme cold temps. We don’t close school often because of snow, but we are in a building under construction with students having to walk outside to go from class to class in temporary buildings so we have had to close.

    Love seeing Jack walking. He is adorable. I am loving watching my two youngest grandsons, 3 and 9 months going through the various stages.

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