First of all, thank you everyone for your helpful and warm comments and encouragement. The weaning progresseth, in that I put her down when she is drowsy but not asleep and we no longer have crying, which is good, but I've reached a point of no return: if I put her down any sooner than I am now, she will not be drowsy. And so I think there will be more crying. I'm gearing myself up for it, but so far I haven't been able to take that next step.
Speaking of steps, we have taken essentially no steps out of the house since returning from Hawaii. I wasn't raised in a snowy environment, so I don't know how to raise a kid in one--what do people do when it's this cold and unpleasant out? I did take Willow out to see the snow a couple of times (and what follows will document the entirety of our time out of doors in 2011) but she didn't seem to be any more a fan of it than I am.
At first it was okay:
I mean, we were outside at least.
But then she seemed to notice that it was cold and so we left.
Wilderness. It is not for Willow.