We got our first snow yesterday and it seems to be sticking around . . .
When I called the kids in for dinner this evening, I saw this massive snowball Sofia was working on (her brothers had helped earlier). I thought . . . ooohhh great photo op! . . . ran in and grabbed the camera.
It wasn't until the flash went off that I saw the "damage".
Remember all the yard work? The dumptruck loads of sand?
Well, Sofia's wearing it.
*groan* Must. load. the. washing. machine.
PS. Max was just outside for his evening visit to the "loo", and he spent most of the time barking at the giant snowball.
The outskirts of St. Pete
Saint Petersburg: Sankt-Peterburg, Russian pronunciation: is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. The city's other names were Petrograd (1914–1924) and Leningrad (1924–1991). Founded by Tsar Peter I of Russia on 27 May, 1703, it was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years (1713–1728, 1732–1918). Saint Petersburg is home to more than two hundred museums, many of them hosted in historic buildings. The largest of the museums is the Hermitage Museum, featuring interiors of the former imperial residence and a vast collection of art. Celebrating the 300th anniversary of its foundation, Saint Petersburg was selected as the main motif in a recent Finnish commemorative coin, the €10 Mannerheim and Saint Petersburg commemorative coin, minted in 2003. The reverse of the coin features a view of Saint Petersburg, with the Peter and Paul Fortress and its three turrets. In the coin the words "St. Petersburg 1703-2003" can be seen.