and I'm not completely immune...
Winter coated zipped all the way up against the cold
Pink gloves protecting her hands
Backpack on her back
Big brown eyes open wide behind her glasses
Mouth open in a nearly maniacal smile
Running fast enough that I'm afraid her momentum will keep her moving forward and she'll wind up face down on the pavement
Pink hat with fuzzball on the top bobbling along, threatening to leap off her head at any second
Laughing like a lunatic in the nearly empty school parking lot
New boots on her feet
"I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR!!"
(a phrase Buddy repeated as we climbed back into the van)