It has been really cold here lately, even technically cold enough at night that it could snow. But it hasn't. That would truly be amazing and would make this frosty cold weather we've been experiencing worthwhile.
So, while it hasn't actually been snowing here, we did get a chance to play in snow, right here in Berkeley, over the weekend. On Sunday the annual "Snow? In Berkeley?" event was held in Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto. A parking lot was transformed into a mini Winter wonderland complete with real snow for the kids (small and big alike) to play in.
|Lola and her, umm... snowman!|
|Ava's snowman was no better|
It was a lot colder than it was at the event last year. This time we actually needed our snow jackets and pants, and snow mittens were definitely a must. Looking back on last year's photos I see a lot of kids in t-shirts. There was definitely no-one getting around in a t-shirt this time!
|Lola and I in the snow|
Here's a look at our fun day in the snow...
|Here comes one of those rock hard snowballs|
|Ava and Lola start work on their snowmen|
|Lola had trouble doing much with her mittens on so she opted just to wear one - |
and then spent a lot of time complaining that the mitten-less hand was cold!
|Lola takes a break from building her snowman|
|That little hand is getting cold|
|Lola's completed snowman|
|Ava's completed snowman|
|Their snowmen look like they've melted!|
|Attempting to make snow angels - not the easiest in rock hard snow!|
|Their snow angels did work out somewhat|
|No more angels. Here come the snowballs again!|
|Uh oh... a snow ball with a run up|
|It's coming right for me|
|While Ava scraped together snow balls to throw at me Lola kept busy scooping up snow in a cup - |
which she then tipped on Ava's head!
|Ava was not expecting that|
|This time it came out cup shaped|
|Ava meets a few wintry characters|