so it really happened, the big snow they told us was coming. 7-8" is big time in these parts.
the last time it snowed like this Claire was busy being born.
she loves the snow. mostly sitting in it, eating it, playing with it.... she was a big fan of the molasses candy on a stick. she's okay with sledding but still a bit nervous. it took us a while to coax her down the bigger hills with us this afternoon. she's cautious.
not a bad thing to be.
we went to this hill behind a church where everyone in town goes. it runs into the golf course and that's alright because ours is a public course so no one comes and kicks you off or anything. not like they're doing much golfing right about now...
I only went down the big hill once. oh it was SO much fun, though! I haven't gone down a hill like that since I was a kid up at my grandparents' house in the Adirondacks and we went down what I think was called Dynamite Hill on the old wooden sleds with metal runners. anyway, the waiting area for going down this big hill right behind the church pretty much leaves you standing right on graves as you wait. you sort of have to so as not to slip and fall down the hill. at first I wasn't so sure, but then I thought, you know, I bet these people would be glad to be part of such happiness and wintry frivolity.
so. so yeah.
we brought popcorn and hot cocoa.
we tried out several different runs in varying degrees of steepness.
she mostly wanted to watch, laugh, eat, drink.
papa and I took turns sledding
she came along a few times
this is a view of the hill from the road back to our place. the steepest run, the big hill, runs pretty much straight down from that bright orange sled in the upper left of the photo. you can see a bunch of brown going down the hill- behind that tree. that's where the big bumps are. I avoided the big bumps.
once this is all melted, I'll be ready to start thinking more about seeds and spring... for now, we still have to make snow cream. I've never made it but I'm told all I need is snow, maple syrup, and cream. got it.