I am posting a day late, but that trip up to Big Bear was WORTH IT!
43/365: Banana Nut Bread
This girl loves banana nut bread, just like her Nana makes. She asks to help me bake it so she can snitch pecans.
44/365: Mincing Garlic
We were making spaghetti and meatballs for dinner; one of Aly's favorite dishes currently. Normally, we use garlic powder in the meatballs, but she saw one of the new kitchen tools that we recently purchased from Sur la Table and wanted to use it to easily peel some garlic cloves. Then she watched VERY closely while daddy showed her how to perfectly mince the cloves.
45/365: Sweet Face
The more I get to know this sweet girl's personality, the more I love her. She looks like a tough little tank, but inside is a heart of gold. Just look at those warm brown eyes...they melt me.
46/365: Cozy Hollow Lodge
We decided to take advantage of her 4-day weekend (and Chris' ability to get those same 4 days off work!!) to go on an adventure up to Big Bear. After she worked a 2-hour cookie booth and he snagged a quick nap, we packed the car and started driving. We arrived to the lodge just after 8pm in the middle of a snow storm, started a fire in the fireplace, and fed her a dinner cobbled together from the bags of food we brought.
47/365: Big Bear
We woke up early to find a snow-covered winter wonderland. She absolutely could not wait to start playing in the powder. Chris found a cheap sled, a nearby park, and we played in the cold until we couldn't feel our fingers or faces anymore.
48/365: Snow Play
Our second full day in Big Bear brought more snow play. Aly was determined to build a snowman so we helped her make a big pile of the white stuff on one of the lodge's picnic tables. We worked together to bring her dream to life.
49/365: Goodbye Big Bear
Our adventure came to an end and we packed the car and raced home to pick Lollipop up from her stay at the vet.