finally some snow. zelda is so excited. most of it came down too late last night to go play so this morning as soon as she hit the playground at school she was in full snow angel mode. daddy snapped this quick pic as he was dropping her off. a great way to end the week, especially with up to 10 more inches expected to fall today.
we’re trying to get out and about this winter even though there’s not much snow. we went to girdwood on saturday night for an overnight trip with some friends. our efforts (and zelda’s nap in the car) paid off when we drove a little further and had the chance to take in some beautiful scenery along turnagain arm around sunset.
i really can’t complain about warmer temps since it made for a sunny and enjoyable day out with zelda on the magic carpet for her first downhill skiing experience. zelda loved it and got the hang of it pretty quick. another afternoon spent on the magic carpet and zach thinks he’ll be ready to take her up the bunny hill on the chair lift.
in the last five days or so the temperature has finally dropped to normal and perhaps even a little below. good news is that it provides clear cold days and nights. the latter is great for watching the aurora borealis. this is the second time we’ve been out this winter. we probably saw the most movement we’ve ever seen, but the lights were faint. the long exposure of the pictures certainly bring it to the forefront. the bonus for this aurora hunting trip was that zelda fell asleep on the drive out, so we’re considering it a date night.
on saturday we had friends over to do some ice skating on the lake near our house. the kids, most of who are new to ice skating, made it about 20 minutes. it’s nice to only be a couple of blocks from the house where hot cocoa and muffins were awaiting our return.