Today was a real snow day! We got about 4 or 5 inches of snow in the night and the entire town shut down (not many snow plows in the area and the city is limited on the amount of salt they can apply to the roads because of the fresh water lakes).
So, we walked around in the snow:
And then drove our "new" 4 Runner up the hill to Adam's work to eat pizza :)
Elliott's snow angel:
Elliott's wearing the ridiculous, green snow suit I made him at the beginning of December. He looks like an old video game monster, or something. This is actually V2 of the snowsuit design...and there are some obvious improvements still to be made (torso too short). V3 coming soon. I still consider V2 a success because E's body was toasty warm after 6 hours of back country snow shoeing - we were trying to keep up with Adam!
The one thing I didn't consider in the snow suit design is Elliott's cheeks...they got frostbite! Next time I'll wrap a scarf around his face or coat his cheeks in Vaseline, or both? We stayed at Mt Baker Lodge with friends for a weekend of snowboarding, snow shoeing, and other winter revelry. The lodge is so cool; they have bunk beds and a big communal kitchen where everyone helps prep and clean up food (we also stayed there last year and here are those photos). I started a post about our weekend there this year, but didn't have photos to share because I couldn't charge my camera. Fortunately, my dad gave me a new camera for Christmas (and an extra battery) so that wouldn't happen again.
It also snowed two days ago on Sunday and here are some photos:
So pretty! I love snow.
the beginning of the storm...
the middle of the storm (we still haven't seen the end):
A real Christmas wreath!
Video of Elliott spitting out the snow: