On Wednesday, Dinkeneh and I went for our first official outing since all the snow arrived. Given his past behavior, I fully expected a complete meltdown and a quick return time. But of course, Dinkeneh rarely does what I expect. He absolutely loved it. I tried to carry him through the deeper areas, but he was having none of that. This kiddo's emerging stubborness astonishes, amuses, and let's face it, worries me every day. He handled the deep snow like a pro, and the belly laughs were just too fun. I loved the huge smiles on the faces of drivers passing by in their cars. But really, who could not smile at this adorable little mug?
Today, we ventured out as a family to try a little sledding. I think it's safe to say that Dinkeneh was in his version of heaven. He couldn't get enough of sledding up and down the snowy street. Poor Dad was utterly worn out by the end of it, and I have never been more grateful to be the designated videographer.