Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sledding in Portland

It's been a while since we posted a video, so with all the snow in Portland, this is as good a time as any. Sunday was the big "snow-day" here, but none of it has melted at all since then, so we bundled up this afternoon and went to a park to introduce Abe to the wonders of sledding.

One thing I love about Ted is his love for quirky objects like the hat he has on in this video, which he's been wearing every time we go out in the cold. He got it during his years in New York City, where he used to ride his bike around Manhattan in the hat. Except, he didn't like to be hunched over while he rode (he's a tall guy), so he turned his handle-bars upside down so that he could sit straight up.

Lanky Ted + upside-down handlebars + the streets of Manhattan + this amazing hat = notoriety. He'd go to work or auditions or for coffee and folks would say, "Oh yeah, you're the guy who rides his bike in that hat."

I heart Ted. I heart Abe. I heart fuzzy hats. I heart Abe in his Oompa-loompa outfit.

20 comments:

Julie said...

OH that's where I know Ted from!!! Just kidding. The hats are fabulous, and high-five-ing in mittens is not easy. Not at all.

Heather said...

Love the hats! My favorite part of the video is watching Abe walk away at the end in that snow suit!!! Too cute!

Hope to see you all again soon!

Nicole said...

Looks like fun!! And Abe in his snowsuit kind of reminds me of Randy from A Christmas Story.

"I can't put my arms down!"

The Albertsons said...

looove the outfit. and the Ted hat. I miss snow!

coffeemom said...

TOOO cute . Great hats of course, great dad too! And Abe: well that outfit is priceless and he needs to be airlifted to the North Pole, he's equipped! Cute cute! love M

Amy B. said...

What a precious toddling Oompa-loompa. Love the Ted hat story too.

Christina said...

Well, who wouldn't heart those fellas? Too cute :)

Stacie said...

Babes in snowsuits... is there anything quite as cute? Especially Abe in a snowsuit. And, you know I love Ted's hat. Just like I love his wolf shirt. Your husband is awesome.

Carol said...

Living life on the edge, indeed! What fun. Those are two cutie-pies. It is so fun when kids experience something new and have to give it a moments thought before the smile erupts!

Caroline said...

How cute is THAT???

Tricia said...

Aww. Cute story and an even cuter oompa loompa.

Blog Shmog said...

Lori, my husband has a rabbit hat almost a lot like that. I will email you a picture. I love the mental picture of Ted wearing that and riding his bike in NYC!

Danni and Tommy said...

I'm at work and can't watch the video. Is it strange that I'm seriously looking forward to watching it later? Probably. I'm officially upgrading myself from friend to stalker now. I do really love hats. Well, and Abe...A lot.

courtney rose said...

That little bottom that marches away? Cutest thing EVER.

Danni and Tommy said...

Yes, it was worth the wait. Loved it.

Jocelyn said...

I love Abe in his snow suit....could he be any cuter!! And Ted's hat is not so bad either:-)

los cazadores said...

That outfit on Abe is so sugary sweet...he looks like a squeezable little bundle!

Cindy

PVZ said...

I heart the Rooneys and their fuzzy hats. Is it weird that watching you have these fun snow day firsts makes me cry?

Hauswife said...

LOL! That's awesome! I heart fuzzy hats and the people who wear them, too. :)

The Roberts Family said...

Love this post. :) Day after day we prayed for you guys and now it is SO FUN to see you enjoying life together as a family!!!

My son LOVES those hats (he's 13). Come sledding here in ND any time!, but don't forget the hats ... it's cold here!! :)