Sunday, January 15, 2012

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

I never have to wonder about the weather back in Los Angeles because folks are either gloating (it's GORGEOUS!) or griping (it's WARM on CHRISTMAS! THE NERVE!) Today, however, I realize that you can take the girl out of Cali, but you can't take the Cali out of the girl.

We had our first snowy Portland day.

And I may have been more giddy about it than I should have been.

:::cue the snickers from folks in cold climates:::

It had snowed a bit this morning before I woke up, but it didn't stick. Brent and Em watched it fall, and it didn't last more than a few minutes.

Not long after we put Em down for her nap this afternoon, we watched as the light rain turned into light snow.

  Our first Portland snow

Our first Portland snow 

Then it stopped melting as it hit the ground and started to stick! 
Our first Portland snow

Just as fast as it arrived, the snow stopped, the clouds parted and the sun burst through. Not wanting Em to miss her first snow, we cut her nap short. She was surprisingly willing to get up from her snoring slumber (toddler snores are THE cutest, by the way) to head out to play.

When I told her we were going to see some snow, she exclaimed, "I want to throw it at your face!"

Um, ok!

Check out our little snow bunny.
Our first Portland snow

She was into it at first.
Our first Portland snow

We made some mini snowballs and threw them around a bit.
Our first Portland snow

We took a little stroll. 
Our first Portland snow

When I explained to Em that we couldn't fulfill her request for a snowman because the snow was too slushy, she decided she was over the snow and would rather head back inside. 
Our first Portland snow
Inside, Mommy! 

Portland doesn't get much snow, typically, but weather forecasts say it's supposed to continue the next couple of days. Hopefully Em will warm up to it a bit more and we'll get enough to make her snowman dreams come true. 

13 comments:

  1. That is so sweet! We get lake effect snow here, I'm sure y'all would have a hay day up here! I hope it snows a few more inches for ya. That's when it really gets fun! Oh and ps....how do you like driving in the snow?

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    1. Haven't driven in it yet! That may happen today, though. *gulp*

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  2. i had so much fun in the snow in college. and no worries on driving if you've got the right tires. just take your time, and don't make any sudden moves (accelerating too fast, breaking too fast, sharp turns).

    love the exterior of your place, too.

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  3. My jealous is massive. But I'm so happy for you and Em!

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  4. I was the same way when I moved to Seattle from CA. I still get a bit giddy to see snow falling.

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  5. Snoooowww! Emphasis on the nooooo! I'm not a fan, and we get way too much here in MI. Glad Em enjoyed her first flakes though.

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  6. eee! just the cutest little snow bunny!

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  7. We got snow three times last year, which is quite rare for Dallas. My three year old girl thinks that's normal and can't wait for it to snow. She was worried for Santa's reindeer on on Christmas Eve. ;)

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  8. p.s. My wife and I just started watching Portlandia via Netflix, and I must ask... any reality to it?

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    1. A bit, yes! Portland has definite personality, which they seem to capture well on the show.

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  9. I'm with Doahleigh - I hate the snow. Actually - the snow is nice if you don't have to go anywhere (or have dogs that won't go to the bathroom in the snow). It is pretty and I have fond memories of it as a kid.

    But as an adult in a city with primarily street parking? I hate it. Snow = parking wars where people shovel their spots and then mark them with chairs (or whatever). It stresses me out!

    (but Em is ADORABLE as a little snow bunny)

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    1. I can only comment if I reply to something for some reason.... here's the crazy thing. I think we have less snow in Minnesota than anyone right now! The ground just got covered a bit more today, but it's been brown all winter long so far. Not that i'm complaining. Just remember if you start to skid on snow/ice, DON'T hit the brakes. ease off the gas, drive in the direction of the skid, until you get control of the car. Then eeeeeeeasy does it on the brakes or ease onto the gas to get straightened out. :)

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  10. Oh, what is that, like a quarter inch of snow?! It's a blizzard!

    Seriously, your girl needs a snowman.

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