Sunday, January 27, 2008

Snow Day

We borrowed Allan's sparker this weekend -- sparker is the Norwegian word for "kicks". These are a type of snow scooter with long runners. There's a place for someone to sit in front as well. We took them out today but the snow was wrong. We need hard-packed snow or ice, and the snow is very fluffy.

So we pulled out the sleds instead and had a great afternoon sliding down the hills next to our apartment and building a snow fort. It reminds me of Michigan winters -- we just don't get this kind of snow in Washington and I'm glad the kids are having these snowy experiences.

Here's the best wipeout of the day: Peter lost his boots on this one!

1 comment:

  1. "Kicks" are also used by a friend of ours in Manitoba when she goes out with her Salukis. Sometimes she harnesses the Salukis to the kick and away they all go!

    Grandpa Jack