Sunday, February 11, 2007

Winter Jam

We checked out Central Park's Winter Jam this Saturday afternoon. Winter Jam's big draw is the winter sports: snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing. What might have posed a problem--the fact that the city has had only a trace of snow this winter--was simply an opportunity to haul out the ol' snow making machine from behind the shed. We arrived in the park to find two piles of snow surrounded by acres of grass (see the top pic). One pile the snowboarders used, the other pile was simply an invitation for snowball fights. Our friends Anne Marie and Ezra joined the fun and we throw snowballs (that term is generous, especially where Jonathan was concerned; he mostly threw snowflakes) until we were all soggy and cold and ready for a good cup of hot chocolate. The line for free Dunkin' Donuts hot chocolate and donut hole (that's right, singular) was unacceptable, so we chose a much cozier alternative, a visit to the Buttercup Bakeshop. I can appreciate a cupcake with as much frosting as cake.


tina said...

sounds fun!! I think the Wolma family needs a good trip back to the midwest to indulge in our generous amounts of that white(now a muddy brown), wet, cold, stuff!!

Lorraine said...