snow day

For real this time!  It snowed today, and we had freezing rain too, and we got to play outside with it all. Such a treat.  I love it when we get snow.  I just wish we did more often.

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Everything was covered with a thin layer of white powder.  It was maybe an inch or two.  So pretty though.  DSC_0073 copy DSC_0084 copy DSC_0091 copy DSC_0093 copy They rode their bike to pull each other in the sled, behind.   We talked about which one should wear the helmet… no injuries thank goodness.

DSC_0096 copy Just fun!

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After playing on the street (with no cars pretty much), we headed to the park, to The Hill.

DSC_0138 copy The pool, covered and frozen.  Different than the summer sight.

DSC_0139 copy DSC_0142 copy The park beautifully dusted in white.

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There wasn’t much snow to slide down very fast, but the little that there was, was frozen.  It worked just fine if you ask them!DSC_0161 copyDownhill!

DSC_0174 copy DSC_0181 copy This is now.  And this is…

DSC_0004 copy…six months ago.

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The streets are quiet.  Not many cars drive by.  You can hear the bus going by few blocks away, once in a while, with chains.  Some people walking, mostly walking.  Some doing their run on snow today, others in bike too.  Some with strollers, and most kids and families, with sleds.  It’s a snow day in Portland for sure.  A beautiful and fun day.  Feels like a party.

DSC_0191 copyDSC_0190 copy DSC_0192 copy                 DSC_0196 copy Snowball fights.  Running, making snow balls, hiding them.

DSC_0201 copyDSC_0216 copyDSC_0198 copy DSC_0200 copy  Watch out!

DSC_0210 copy Is it from Christmas Story movie?  Can you really get your tongue stuck to a pole?  Maybe not today…

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DSC_0004 copy New friends arriving.  New game.  New place. New snow… but less of it around!

DSC_0007 copy DSC_0017 copy But watch out!  There are four baseball players throwing snowballs! Myself?  Few quick pictures and then getting out of the way… just in case the target moves.

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Then inside for some hot chocolate. (In my other new cup I received for Christmas! I love it!  The perfect size, the cute design, the shape… I am lucky!) DSC_0020 copy

Yup!  Snow today. We are hoping for a little more for a no school day tomorrow.  We wouldn’t mind having Mark another day at home.  We’ll have to see. DSC_0021 copy


One thought on “snow day

  1. Glendie January 5, 2016 / 7:15 am

    Looks like a VERY FUN snow day!

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