Saturday, February 20, 2010

First Snow

Our youngest grandson lives in the Mission District of San Francisco. It gets cold there. Mark Twain said that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. Noah is four years old and he has been cold, but he has never seen snow. Little Sharon and her husband decided to drive up this weekend to change that. This spot is 20 miles from our house in the Sierras.
Noah is so excited that he decided to pull his new sled even though we haven't gotten into snow yet. We stopped and Papa drove the truck up further to make sure there was a turn around for for their car.
All that practice in the dirt payed off. He didn't even know what snow is but he was primed and ready. He's practicing some more - not quite ready to actually get in.
Mommy knit Noah's adorable hat - perfect for a little snow boy. It's time for Daddy and Noah to take a turn on the sled.

The ride is over which means that it's time to do it again. The sled was cheap and turns out hard to steer.

Take a look at that face and the tongue. It was a great first snow exper-

Noah didn't fall in the snow. He's hugging it, telling the snow how much he loves it.

We were in California for the snow play. Looking eastward, that's Virginia Peak, Nevada. After we got home, a small snow squall came in, so Noah also got to romp in falling snow. He is one tired little boy tonight.


vlb5757 said...

After I got a chuckle, I had a tear in my ear that a child should be so excited about snow. I think the reaction was pure joy in it's sweetest form. What a sweet picture of hugging the snow. Just priceless!

Kim said...

I haven't visited in a while, what a spectacular view that last pic has! Grandchillens are the best!

Benita said...

I sure hope he's old enough to remember that day for the rest of his life. I'd love to think of him as an old man, great-grandchildren sitting on his lap and telling of his first experience in the snow and how much he loved it. Makes me all misty-eyed just thinking about it.