Snowy Seattle.

I know a lot of you (hello my southern friends!) are under a blanket of snow right now.  Growing up in Ohio, I am no stranger to massive snowbanks and afternoons spent dragging a sled up and down a hill over and over again.  In our almost-three years here in Seattle, it has now snowed a total of four times!  I’m not complaining though.  As much as I love the white stuff when it’s fresh and pretty, I hate driving in it and I’ve become a huge wimp in the cold.  I like snow that comes and goes just as quickly.

This past weekend – we got exactly that!

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It started snowing late on Saturday night, and I was so excited to get Cullen out of bed on Sunday morning.  He ran over to the window and yelled “snowing!” with his face pressed against the glass.  Is there anything better?

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Casey suggested that since the roads didn’t look bad (we only had 2-3 inches, if that), we drive over to Gasworks Park and let Cullen run around in a giant snowy space (instead of dodging snowy dog poop in our backyard).  It was so cool to see one of Seattle’s greenest spaces totally blanketed in white!

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And winter!  Such a gorgeous place, no matter the season.  Looks like a black and white photo!

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Graham was snuggled up like a little teddy bear on my chest – so warm and cozy. 

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It was such a fun place to be early on Sunday morning.  We were there by 9am and it was already packed with being sledding down giant hills and making big snow structures.  I love how snow brings out this contagious youthful energy in everyone.

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Graham’s first snow!  He didn’t come out and play last time, as our snow only lasted about an hour.  He wasn’t quite sure what to think.

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We went out to our favorite breakfast spot, and then squeezed in a bit more snow fun at home before nap time.  Casey and Cullen built this awesome snowman!

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Cullen loved it and wouldn’t stop giving him hugs and kisses.  All day long he’d run to the window and check on the snowman to see if he was still there. 

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Naturally, this brought some drama when Mr. Snowman started to melt.  Cullen decided he was scared of it and would run at maximum speed to get past him every time we went in and out of the house.  Toddlers, I tell ya. 

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It all melted just as fast as it came, and there is no trace of these memories now other than in my camera.  We’re back to 50’s and sunny here today, but we sure did have fun with the little bit of snow that we had. 

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A quick post for today – just some fun weekend memories.  Off to bake some blueberry muffins with my two year old before our playgroup comes over.  Back tomorrow with a fun update on a little someone who just turned four months old.  Pinch me!