Before Colin left on his day turn to Korea yesterday, he told me that Narita might have snow showers overnight. Colin returned at 11pm reporting no snow, so I thought nothing more of it. At 6 AM, I heard the pitter patter of little feet (very much) awake, followed by excited voices, "Mommy, Daddy, there is snow all over the place! Actually, it is still snowing, come quick!"
Bleary eyed, we dragged ourselves out of bed and peered out the window. Sure enough, there was white stuff, and lots of it. We grabbed a quick breakfast, donned our winter wear and headed outside.
We had so much fun making this gigantic snow man. Sophia named him Mr. Michelin (after the Michelin Man) and Keenan dubbed him Ankie, after a dinosaur. During our compulsory snow ball fight and concentrated building efforts, the locals looked at us like we were more than a little crazy. We didn't care, we had a wonderful day!!!
When we were done with our construction, I ventured out on a five mile run in a veritable winter wonderland. By noon, much of the six plus inches had melted and our snowman, by whatever name he was given, had crashed to the ground. No matter, a great time was had by all.