Living on the coast of California means that most winters come and go without any snow. Seeing snow involves going somewhere else, like up into the mountains or to another part of the country. Seeing as Eric and I both hate to drive and Lillian doesn't enjoy riding in the car, we have been reluctant to make the 3 hour drive to the mountains to see snow. So when visiting uncle Joe in Portland we decided to take a little drive up Mount Hood to give Lillian a chance to play in the snow for the first time ever. She didn't like the drive much, but once we arrived she was very excited to play in the snow. She and cousin Raquel did some sledding, although after a few slides Lillian was a little frightened of the big fast hill and decided she would rather wander around in the deep snow and build a snow man. After the snowy fun, we stopped by a brew pub so the kids could warm up by the fire and the adults could enjoy some tasty Portland micro-brew.
Lillian walking around in the deeps snow.