yesterday, our principal let us go early from school. the snow was really coming down in huge flakes and the roads were getting slicker by the minute, so she set us free. we only managed to get home 30 minutes earlier than usual, but i used that extra time to make a time-consuming soup (only because of all the chopping). yummy, yummy, yummy. healthy chicken zoopa from a girlfriend in my mom's recipe club (thank you, nicole). recipe listed at the bottom.
...and to utilize the outside lighting (no sun, but bright from the mass of snow) to practice some photography skills about winter window lighting that i read about the night before. i also wanted to just be an observant and capture harper in some of her new big-girl moments. i realize these moments are fleeting and these new accomplishments will be old hat in only a few months (or weeks even?) so i took the bonus time to live the life of my little. babies, getting herself dressed after using the big potty (in her undies and jammies for the third time that afternoon), and posing for candy heart bribes.