Oh joy oh bliss! Just what the Big Budster ordered, snow! Nicholas and I have been waiting and waiting and we thought it would never come. Mama came home from a listing appointment in Hastings Cove last night about 9pm and when she came in the door with a big smile on her face and said, “Boys, it’s snowing, it’s snowing!” I just could hardly contain myself. She threw on what she calls her ‘old dog coat’ (guess that means it doesn’t matter if we jump up and get paw prints on it) and boots and we rallied Daddy around and out the four of us went for a good play in the snow. I just started bouncing up and down in the yard like a bucking bronco! Nicholas started tearing around in a large circle, wide open, as fast as he could go, barley missing Mama, Daddy and me as he sped by, ears flapping in the wind. He made a big loop across the driveway down the side lawn, along the berm and back around the driveway and away he’d go again. This went on for a good twenty minutes while Mama and Daddy just stood there laughing. I did a bug run down the lawn and then just threw myself down in the snow and started rolling in it making snow angels. Once Nicholas slowed down he came down and started the same. The flakes were huge and sticky, clinging to every branch. Mama said it looked like a winter wonderland out of a Christmas card but Daddy just grunted. We don’t think he likes the snow as much as the rest of the family do but we have to give him credit for being a good sport and sticking it out with us in the wet cold white stuff. Mama threw a few snow balls at him and Nicholas and I tried to catch them before they hit the ground. She’s a terrible aim, they didn’t go anywhere near Daddy (he says lucky for her). We went in and got dried off, two very happy fellas! Getting dried off is just like getting a massage!
Mama’s been decorating the house for Christmas bit by bit at night. It’s looking pretty glitzy. Everyone who comes to our door says it’s easy to tell she worked as a designer. We like it too and Daddy seems to love the Christmas decorations as much as we do. The two of them decorated the outside together in mid-November before it got cold. Of course we were the helpers! Daddy put up all the strung lights and the spot lights, he also helped Mama with the big gigantic wreath at our front door. Mama took her garden clippers and went around the yard pruning the evergreen shrubs and using them in the big planters she filled outside. She says she has as many as thirteen different types of greens in those planters. It was a huge job but we say it’s worth it. We need our place looking as snazzy as possible for Santa, we don’t want to be overlooked on the big night (if you know what I mean)!
This is a big weekend for the team with our Christmas Open Houses starting with our clients homes all done up to the nines for Christmas! Steven is at 2 Jones Ave off Vincent Road on Saturday from 2-4pm and the place is all a glow with Christmas! This home is in mint condition with the most beautiful private yard (very important for puppies)! Sunday is our Victorian Christmas Open House uptown from 2-4pm at 212 Germain Street and 28 Mecklenburg Street. These two gorgeous brick Victorian homes will be done up in their Christmas finest and the team will be there to welcome you to a world of pine cones and holly, velvet ribbons and simmering spices. What better way to get in the holiday mood than a tour through our Victorian Christmas homes amid a white winter wonderland of snow! See you there!