Saturday, February 18, 2012


I woke up really early this morning, and I was very cold, sitting in the dark, drinking my coffee.  Eventually N woke up. We chatted for a while, pondering the universe. At some point I asked him to look outside.  And this is what we saw!!!

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!

the river!

M's snowball

N and A's snowballs

We pushed them downhill for fun because we couldn't lift them up to make a snowman.

M's angel!

so cold and wet

the Dai on the mountain, covered with snow

a shrine near Kurasuma Oike

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