I stepped out the sliding back door with Hayley right on my heals, with her camera in hand.
I had barely stepped out onto the snow-covered deck when Hayley asked me where I wanted to pose for the first picture.
I glanced around the white backyard. I pointed to a wet rock to the side of our property, “Right there!”
When we reached the rock, which I had some complications with, because apparently they don’t make doll snowshoes! (Do you know how hard it is for an 18″ doll to walk through two feet of snow? And I wasn’t even dressed properly!)
Hayley held my arm to help me stay balanced while she snapped the picture. I asked to see it. But, she was already running the opposite direction.
When I caught up with her, I saw what she was excited about. There was a little bit of grass exposed on the path where her dad had snowplowed for the dogs.
She made me pose while she took I don’t even know how many picture and finally said she had enough. (And to tell you the truth, I’m not crazy about the picture she finally decided on.)
Hayley looked over to her right and practically screamed with joy when she spotted the slate path, which none of us have seen since fall. Splotches of gray slate, the color of an overcast April sky, showing among the mossy green grass were like pieces of fabric sewn into a quilt and hidden under the snow.
As Hayley turned on her camera to take another picture I thought back to summer, when I watched Hayley and her sisters skip to the pool on that very path in their bathing suits.
I scanned around the backyard and tried to remember what everything looked like in the beautiful and warm summer… I gave up very quickly since it was impossible (mostly because all I saw was a foot of white snow).
I was as joyful as Hayley to see grass and to smell the fresh air that tasted like spring. But, I didn’t show my joy like Hayley of course (that would be embarrassing)!
All I wanted to do was lay in the dry, not-so green grass and let the warm sun blaze onto my face. I closed my eyes and imagined how lovely it would be to take off my shoes and feel the grass in my toes. I almost had the picture in my head when I heard Hayley’s camera snap another shot.
So, yet again, I looked at her camera and smirked. “If only she could hurry up!” I thought to myself. But I just kept smiling.
Hayley told me she just wanted to take a couple more pictures. I wondered how many more she would REALLY take!
After only ONE more picture, which I found really impressive, she allowed me to go inside and watch I love Lucy in my Pj’s!
After I picked out an I love Lucy to watch (and got my PJ’s on) I got cozy underneath my blanket as Hayley left to go do her schoolwork, I sure am glad I didn’t have to do math today!
I curled up and watched Lucy and Ethel try to steal a concrete block with a famous actor’s name on it. How silly! And that was my adventure in the snow with Hayley! And I’m positive I will have many more. Talk to you guys later!