Eagle River Weather

Friday, November 27, 2009

Playing in the Snow

Leo and I had an excellent birthday with a sledding adventure at Arctic Valley and a potluck at the yurt. We had enough people packed into the yurt that we probably went over its maximum occupancy. It was a great day! Thanks to everybody who made it so.
Here is a recent picture taken while skiing up just outside the Alpenglow ski area.

If you have never skied here it is a great place to go: family friendly, close to Eagle River and Anchorage, and is volunteer run.
We got the pregnant lady out for a few ski trips. Here we are out by the nature center.

Leo and I enjoyed a couple hours of playing in the snow around the yurt today. It has been snowing all day and we went sledding, skiing, and snow man making. Here is Leo Jumping off of the bottom layer of the snow man.

And, here is the finished skiing snowman.

Leo has been begging to make a snowman since the first snow fall, but it has been too cold and the snow too dry to make that happen. He was pretty excited when he woke up to perfect conditions. Here is another snowman that showed up at our back door.

We wrapped up snow play for the day by roasting hot dogs and marshmallows.

The snow is building up on everything. Here is a picture of our railing with trees caked with snow in the background.

Everything includes power lines, and the lights have been flickering on and off every so often today. Being close to the end of the line has it's good points and bad points.

1 comment:

meg said...

Did you notice that Leao and the deck snowman are wearing the same smile?