This winter, like last year, has been relatively warm and snowless. That makes for a dull, brown feeling in the landscape, but it does allow for lots of walks along the creek. Just yesterday we were out for a walk to the park and it made me remember Juliana's first two months. After ten days of peaceful bliss, this little girl decided she couldn't quite handle life and did a lot of crying. For a long time. So we went on a lot of walks, for that was her favorite way to calm down and get some sleep. I don't think I've ever been so grateful for an easy winter that let us out to play most days. Almost to the day last year, we were playing at this park while Juliana slept in the stroller. And here she is again, taking her morning nap while Pieter played.