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It's amazing the places you can find an unexpected wifi connection these days -- even out in the middle of the woods in a place that makes much of its no-televisions-no-connectedness status. But lo and behold, our little cabin in the woods is tapping into someone's wireless, and Brett brought his laptop along just in case. So here we are!
Sofie has been (mostly) a saint so far. She slept the entire three hour drive here without so much as a peep, woke up for lunch when we arrived and then placidly went down for a nap about an hour and a half later.
Mom and Sofie napping
She's astonished by the cold, wintery world we've landed in. It was definitely in the teens when we left the cabin this morning to walk over to breakfast at the communal dining hall, and although we bundled her up so that only her face was showing and strapped her to my chest for extra warmth and then even wrapped the ends of my scarf around her chin, she looked around all wide-eyed and shocked as if she had no idea the world could be like this.
Last night was one of the brightest full moons I've ever seen, and the snow outside our window looked as if it was still daylight outside, or dusk maybe, at two a.m. The mountains that ring the Sleeping Lady glowed eerily and you could almost read a book by it. I half expected to see small woodland creatures dancing in a ring around one of the big pine trees. It was that otherworldly.
Perhaps it was the full moon that made Sofie crazy last night. Although she went down to bed at her usual time, she had a really tough time sleeping much more than an hour. We took turns settling her back down and have therefore been napping as much as humanly possible today. It's hard not to sympathize, though - she doesn't know what we're doing here, just that it's different and her bassinet is somewhere else. She finally ended up sleeping for a few hours in the twin bed window nook here, carefully bolstered in by pillows.
Playing with Daddy
Aside from that she's been her usual cheerful and sweet and goofy self, and we're having our usual book-reading orgy and enjoying the good life up here. Hopefully she'll sleep a little better tonight and we'll make it through to Sunday just fine!