Author: Allie Zottola

First Snow

Pittsburgh got its first snow of the season yesterday. We woke up to a dusting of snow and it continued to flurry on and off throughout the day. As soon as Jimmy got home from work we bundled up and tried out Sadie’s craigslist sled!

Baby in L.L. Bean sledMom and baby with sled in the snowMom pulling baby in L.L. Bean sled

Sader Tot was a big fan of her sled! We took turns pulling her around the yard and her little squeals of delight were the sweetest thing. It’s so neat to see her experience new things!

She was diggin’ the snow, too. So much so that she wanted us to put. her. down. now. when we tried to take a picture, lol.

Family in the snow with babyBaby girl in pink hat in the snow

The cold didn’t seem to bother her one bit! She just explored the yard and followed Mavis around (nothing new there–those two are inseparable!). Speaking of Mavis, she was having a ball sniffing the snow and running around like a maniac.

She had a major case of the zoomies and we were cracking up. She slept well last night!

Cocker spaniel in snowFather and baby in snow

It was a fun first snow of the season for all of us! It feels like such a huge blessing to experience these little moments of joy as a family. God has been so, so good to us ❤

Do you enjoy snow?


The Three Musketeers

Just before Jimmy comes home from work I like to open up our front door so everyone can greet him when he walks up our sidewalk. When I hear his truck rumbling up the street I say “Dad’s home!” and Sadie, Malcolm, and Mavis all go to the front door to welcome him home.

Baby dog and cat waiting at door together

I think I’m going to start calling these little rascals the three musketeers. They are already so mischievous together! Sadie feeds Mavis from her high chair, I caught Malcolm and Sadie playing in the toilet together this week, and Sadie chases Mavis around the house with her baby doll stroller.

They’re quite the trio and always up to something! Jimmy and I just realized yesterday that we welcomed a new family member three years in a row when we thought about how Malcolm is three-years-old, Mavis is two, and Sadie is one. Eek!! They sure do make our lives fun 🙂