Finally, some decent snow in 2013

Josie goes down the hill by herself!

Josie goes down the hill by herself!

Yesterday we had a decent snowfall of maybe 5-6 inches in North County. It was regular snow with some sleet and rain on top. Combine that with temperatures slightly above freezing and you have a recipe for sticky snow and slick hills. Perfect for sledding and snow forts.

The whole family went out to Killer Hill in Florissant to meet up with Tio Jonny. Jadzia didn’t want to sled, just play on the playground. But I force her to sled with me twice and she survived.

Josie and Ludi, though, were very brave. Today they sledded all by themselves, not on anyone’s lap. And they seemingly had no fear! I was very proud to see the way they were sledding and walking back up the hill by themselves. (And so glad I didn’t have to carry them anymore. That used to be hard work)

Joseph went sledding a few times, then wanted to play on the playground. Later on after Ludi and Yoli went back to the minivan, Joseph decided to come sledding with me again. He and Josie probably would have stayed all day, but Ludi and Jadzia were ready to go, so off we went.

Here are some photos:

Tio Jonny takes Joseph for a ride.

Tio Jonny takes Joseph for a ride.

Climbing back up the hill.

Climbing back up the hill.

Ludi is happy after sledding down by herself

Ludi is happy after sledding down by herself

Let's have a race!

Let’s have a race!

Sledding!

Sledding!

Moments after taking that last picture of Josie, she collided with me, knocking the heel off my ancient snow boots.

Moments after taking that last picture of Josie, she collided with me, knocking the heel off my ancient snow boots.

Jonny and Josh

Jonny and Josh

Guess some folks needed a little liquid courage before braving Killer Hill.

Guess some folks needed a little liquid courage before braving Killer Hill.

Josie and Joseph relax in the little snow fort I built for them.

Josie and Joseph relax in the little snow fort I built for them.

About Josh Renaud

I'm the Emperor of the Renaud Empire, which is to say that I'm the husband of a Boliviana and the father of three daughters and one son. When I'm not conquering lands and expanding borders, I'm a newspaper designer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Find me on Twitter (@Kirkman) or Google+.
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