Saturday, December 15, 2012

A beautiful day for a walk

The weather this year is very bizarre.  It'll be "warm", just below freezing or a little warmer, sometimes it's rained even, then the next day will be minus -20 and windy.  It's a bit crazy, so I am figuring out that each day, I have to poke my nose out and see how it is, because some days are gorgeous and the perfect temps to go out for a winter adventure.  These pics were taken one of those warm days.
At the end of our street, someone made a great snowman, looks like he wanted to roll in the snow and make a snow angel.  Emora and I took the dog with us and she was so happy to get out of the yard.  We headed to the lake park because I love to visit the water- even when it's frozen.  This is by far, one of my favorite places.  I need to go visit some of the other favorites while winter is here.  I'd like to see if the deer are still sleeping up on the hill where I found little deer nests one time.
The frozen lake is past the wall, under a bunch of snow.  There are ice fishing shacks out there, but I'm still too much of a scaredy cat to walk out on the ice.
With the rains we've had, it left a thin sheet of ice on the snow.  The ground was crunchy and slippery to walk on and so very pretty with it's designs and the way the sun would shimmer off the surface.
Emora was doing her best dog imitation here.  She was pretty effective!  She liked to run and slide on the ice.

I'm working on some Christmas presents and wrapping, trying to work down some of my list of "to dos".  We went to the reindeer festival today too, which was fun- now we are all sugared up.  We got to see real reindeer, make crafts, get lots of sugary treats, including an ice cream sandwich and hot chocolate. Ivan's favorite part was the reindeer race- they put on antlers and a red nose and raced down the hall, then got candy canes- he did that about a half dozen times until I pulled him away.  Dominique liked the races too and went to the most craft tables of all of them.  Emora is saying the liked the races too.  She also enjoyed petting the reindeer.  I'll post some pics some day!

When we first moved here, I didn't think there was much going on, but so far this weekend, we've taken in 2 events and missed 3 others, because we are a slow paced kinda family.  Poor Emora has been a bit grouchy each night by supper time and I think she's a bit short on sleep.  Wouldn't you know she slept until nearly 10am this morning!  I hope there is lots of sleeping in over the holidays!

1 comment:

Ian said...

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.