We walked to the river and spent an hour and a half playing, having a huge 3-way snowball fight, making snow angels, and basically getting soaking wet. The kids were drenched, cold and wet by the time we finally walked down to Obanzai for an yummy all-you-can-eat vegetarian Japanese food buffet.
It was great to be able to take the time off and just enjoy the day!
Here are some pictures and movies.
The view looking southeast from our balcony at 8am.
the courtyard of our apartment building
a house a block or two away
the park the kids meet at to go to school
beginning of the snowball fight
Wendy moved out of range
M loading up
N loading up
Dad loading up
really cool snow-trees
the river bank!
N and A's snowballs
We pushed them downhill for fun because we couldn't lift them up to make a snowman.
so cold and wet
the Dai on the mountain, covered with snow
a shrine near Kurasuma Oike