Monday, December 15, 2008

Snowy in Seattle

Once every two or three years in Seattle, snow sticks to the ground enough to build a snowman and go sledding. It snowed about three inches Saturday night, and it stayed cold enough for the snow to stick to the roads and sidewalks. When this happens, the whole city practically shuts down -- only buses, trucks, and SUVs test the unsalted roads.

Luke badly wanted to have a snowball fight. Whenever he saw anyone come out, like the girl next door or Neighbor Henry (who is different from Little Henry and New Henry), he packed a snowball and threw it at someone's chest. Andy and Minette got the same treatment when they came over for waffles.

After brunch, we went sledding down the sidewalk on our street. In this video, Wendy was watching out for cars at the bottom of the hill, Minette was womaning the video camera, and Andy was helping Luke up the hill after a wipeout. The sleds weren't easy to control, but that's part of the fun. As you can see, Max nearly took out his mother, but I was there to save the day.

Good times.


  1. Hey Bob-sled: 2010 Winter Olympics.

  2. i admit it, that looks awesome.

  3. Move over Sven Nykvist...

  4. Wendy dodged that as nimbly as some people dodge shoes!

  5. dude, you're haulin' ass! All the powder here keeps things boringly slow.

  6. Wow. That was impressive. I hope you were wearing safety gear, such as steel toe boots and an athletic protector.