Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Snow Day!

It is unusual to have snowfall in Portland - even in winter. It has been very cold the last week or so and I kept wishing for a "Snow Day". To me the Snow Day would be something like the Rain Day in of my school years. When I'd get ready for school on a rainy morning but then news would come about the roads being flooded and school being closed. This holiday was a like a surprise special treat! Aah - brings back so many memories…

It finally did snow yesterday and Snow Day was fun but not quite as good as back home - Since with all the technology advances, I ended up working from home, dialed into all the normal meetings of the day and all :-( However, I did sneak some time out in the afternoon to take my toddler out to play in the snow, just jump around and make a tiny snowman!

I love how the little red berries look against the snow. Reminded me of the story of Snow White. On another note - I see that a lot of Fairy Tales have changed from the time I was a child. I have 2 versions of Snow White and neither of them mention how the Queen pricks her finger with the needle and drop of blood falls on the now leading to the name Snow White. I also have 3 copies of Disney's Sleeping Beauty where the princess doesn't even fall asleep! I wonder if other parents have the same problem with recent Fairy Tale books.



Blogger Sandeepa said...

The snow looks pretty. And that is so true about the fairy tales I get here. The same ones but pretty weird, and some of the Disney ones don't even have the whole story,don't even feel like reading them to my daughter

How old is your toddler ? Do you have a girl or aboy ?

January 18, 2007 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

The snow looked lovely - much better than what I was able to capture in the pics.
Glad to know I am noit the only one who frets the DIsney fairy tales here! My daughter will turn 2 in a month's time.

January 18, 2007 at 11:15 PM  

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