We had a love/hate relationship with what has been a long, dreary, cold, wet and snowy winter in Richmond, but I think Thea has fallen a bit head-over-heels with the ideas of snow, snowmen, icicles and her father breaking his back shoveling the sidewalk.
Like everyone in town with a child, I suspect, Nikole and I both began to dread the length of the days when we found ourselves snowbound. It only got worse as we waltzed through our second and third major winter storms, which seemed to be sandwiched by cold, rainy weekends.
But in the end, I suspect what we're going to remember about the winter of 2009-2010 is how much Thea loved the snow and cold. Whether she was feeding the dog icicles or sliding down the snow slope at her Mema and Papa Price's house, she was a lot of fun to be around as we clumped around, wiped snot off of our collective faces and watched our little toddler experience the fullness of the winter season.