The last weekend of 2012 we did our first overnight trip with Frances to Vermont. We were invited to stay at a beautiful farmhouse my sister rented in Waterbury, Vermont. The trip was just over 3 hours from Massachusetts and a safe distance to practice our new parenting skills. As we drove north through New Hampshire the landscape turned from muddy browns to white blankets of snow. Frances slept majority of the way (see a pic here); making just one pit stop where we successfully maneuvered our first diaper changing in the car.
On Saturday, we bundled baby up in full winter gear and brought her out for her first winter snowstorm. I got a kick out of letting the fresh snowflakes fall on her face even though she squirmed and whined a little. We made our first baby snow angel (she was asleep) and took a hike around the farm meeting chickens in an adorable red hen house and sat on a pony! This little girl is spoiled for only being 2-months old!
My sister found the house on Homeaway.com (for rental info): an online database of vacation rentals. She and her family spent the week skiing at nearby Stowe Mountain. The farmhouse has a huge kitchen that’s great for cooking in the evenings, a pool table, hot tub (my nieces loved), an outdoor fireplace and five bedrooms situated on 20 acres. The shots above and below are the views! The mountains clouded in snow; the air still and crisp.
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Horses at farm
Candy Cane the pony
Greg and Frances in front of the farmhouse
Red exterior against snowfall
Vermont chicken coop
Winter views from farmhouse
Me and Frances outside the barn
Frances in pink on a pony
The Jones Family