Saturday, January 09, 2010

Snow in the City

Enough snow for sledding arrived in Prague last night and we hurried to the park this morning to make sure we didn't miss our chance before it melted away. The snow is beautiful - powdery and perfect for sledding; not good for snow balls, says Caroline.

{1} Sleds replace strollers when the snow gets thick; {2} trees iced in snow; {3} C stops by a graffiti door; {4} James still does not believe in snow, but he humors us; {center} ready for her first ride of the day.

As always, click to see a bigger picture.

10 comments:

Lynn said...

I had to laugh at the not believing in snow; little D used to be so unimpressed that I sadly pegged him as a lifelong winter hater-to-be; now I can't keep him indoors even when it's sub-zero!

Enjoy the powdery stuff!

The List Writer said...

I love the idea of switching from a stroller to a sled once the snow arrives!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That is the sad fact of good sledding snow...it's NO good for snowballs, snowmen or snow forts. We've only gotten powder here, too. Back in the day I dragged a sled instead of stroller too! Now my kids are all big enough to walk.

Eleanor said...

Dear Caroline,
I went sledding too!! It was scary by so much fun. I learnt that it's not really good to put your feet down on the snow when you're going fast, because the snow flies up and covers you. I looked like a snowman when I reached the bottom.
Oh, I also wanted to tell you that I went to see a "Mary Poppins" show yesterday. Mary Poppins FLEW above my head with her umbrella and waved to me. Really she did!!!

Eleanor said...

Oh, also...the girl who was playing the role of Jane Banks looked EXACTLY like you. She was very pretty.

Julia said...

Lynn, I'm guessing James will improve his outlook on snow once he figures out that wearing gloves really is worth the hassle!

LW & GG, Getting to run around with a sled in town is totally fun, and something I used to imagine when I was a kid in tropical South Carolina.

Eleanor, C will love to hear about Mary Poppins, and I'm so glad that you got to see the show! I do hope you're feeling better and are not too frozen in New York. We're all following your adventures with much interest!

eurolush said...

We sledded all day yesterday in Germany, too! Even Tex got in on it. He chased us down the hill and tried to bite us. What a good dog.


Cute photos! Love the wooden sled...

XX E

Barrett Bonden said...

American - sledding, English - sledging. I've always wondered how that came about (but not too exhaustively). Sledging has another meaning in cricket: fielders (especially from Australia) refer aloud to the marital state of the batsman's mother, the moral probity of his wife, etc. It happens in American football (eg, in the film of MASH) but I've forgotten what it's called if it has a name.

Julia said...

In the US I think that's called "trash talk", at least in basketball. My graduate school woman's bball team was famous for it - our team's name was Grendel's Mother, and we liked scaring the undergrads with Old English chants before the games ;-). Sometimes it does work - that year we won the intramural championship!

Lucy said...

I love the idea of calling any women's team of anything 'Grendel's Mother'...

Every year I wish I had a sledge, and every year I think there's no point in getting one because if I do we won't get any more snow for a decade. So I think I might go and get one, because it's really win-win: if we don't get any more snow I'll be quite happy, and if we do, at least I'll have a sledge!

You and yours look like you're having great fun.