First Snow

Today was the first real snow of the season for mid-Missouri. Beautiful snowfall, too, with almost five inches falling at Lake of the Ozarks.

We ate, shopped, shopped, ate and went back to the hotel to play in the snow. Sio rolled and rolled in the snow, encrusting her hair and clothes with it. She and Darla even got into a good ol’ snowball fight.

I tried to take some closeups of the snowflakes, but didn’t do too well with that endeavour. I needed my tall flash, and had forgotten it, and needed to be tripod mounted. Next snow, I’ve got some ideas about how to improve my odds of capturing some nice snowflake pictures.

We finished off our afternoon with an hour’s swim in the indoor pool. That was wonderful after having played in the snow just 30 minutes previous. I love swimming, and enjoy just lounging on my back, floating unaided in the warm water. I did that in Jamaica, and got a pretty bad sunburn. With the snow covering the roof of the building, there was no chance of that this time!

I was very impressed with Sio’s command of the water. She’s confident, and swimming well, and that’s great. She needs to grow up with no fear of the water.

We capped off the night with a game of Life… the Star Wars edition. I’ve never played Life before, and have no idea how well this matches up to the original, but it was fun, and we had a great time.

It’s nice feeling like a family!