Sunday, December 14, 2008

Holy cow, it's snowing in Portland!!!

This has been a really great day because it's been snowing all day and that hardly ever happens in Portland. Portland's got a very mild climate, and we might have snow one or two days each winter. Whenever it snows, everything stops because we don't have many snow plows here and we have a LOT of big hills, so no one can go anywhere. I never want to go anywhere except my neighborhood when it's snowing anyway, because I just want to walk around and look at how pretty everything is! Of course I have to take a lot of pictures of everything, too. Stanley went out with us this morning, and I feel kind of bad because he didn't even have a hat or gloves or anything on, but he seemed to do just fine. Here are some pictures from our walk.

These are our friends Sylvie and Ruben. They were out sledding today and had a great time in the snow!
This is Jeff and Stanley in front of our house. I thought you might like to see what our house looks like...normally there's no snow in the yard :)

It's kind of hard to see in this picture, but that white dot in front of Stanley's head is a perfect, single snowflake. It was quite incredible! If you want to see some amazing snowflake photos, go to THIS site. The photos on this site were done by Wilson Bentley who was the first person to photograph a snowflake. And it's hard to believe, but he did it in 1885!!! There is a fun snowflake matching game on that site, too. If you want to make virtual paper snowflakes (on the computer, not with real paper), try THIS site. My students love to play on this site. You can make some really incredible designs!

Here Stanley was enjoying a beautiful holly tree! Luckily, it wasn't too pokey.
Here is Stanley making a snow angel in the snow just before we went inside to have hot chocolate with whipped cream. Mmmmmm. Nothing better than a snow day!

And we just got the BEST news and that is that there's not going to be any school tomorrow! Hooray - another day to play in the snow!!!

Have a good week at school. WORK hard and learn lots!

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