Monday, January 17, 2011

Snow Trip

Yesterday we took the kids on a surprise adventure. We begged all our friends for snow clothes and sleds, snuck them into the car, and headed north. I am sure my family on the east coast will laugh when I say we drove 3 hours to find snow. When Julie spotted the first blotch on the ground, she was so excited!

The day play area was closed, so we went into Yosemite to play. The kids were so ready, and a little annoyed Mom and Dad were holding them up! And it was pretty warm out, so it was a good way to start our first snow outing.
Julie could not wait to sled! She thought it was great, wanted to go head first, backwards, faster and farther! Where we went in Yosemite was actually just a closed road, no set sled runs or anything. We made do.
Andy thought sledding was pretty awesome too, but instead of walking back up, he would crawl. Goofy.
This is how warm it was! Or how unprepared we were. At least the kids were warm! Poor Daddy.
They thought it would be a good idea to roll down the hill.
When John saw this picture, he said, "Looks like Andy just leveled her..." I said, "He is helping her up...." Either way, its a cute shot.
After playing for about an hour and a half, we headed back to the hotel, where it was 65 degrees, no snow and beautiful. They had a park that we visited for a bit, then we went in the indoor heated pool. It was fun to play in the snow, then go put our bathing suits on!
The next morning we got an early (so early!!) start, and got to the day play area before the crowds. Both kids were excited to sled again.

Unfortunately, since we got there so early, it was still really cold! So it was a full jacket morning.
This green sled was so much fun. I wish I was able to get more pictures but the kids were seriously flying down the hill, so there was no opportunity to. When Andy first went down, he put one knee on the sled, then it took off down the hill! He was just able got his other knee on, but didn't even have time to hold on! He flew down the hill with his arms up in the air, on his knees! He is so studly.
The kids enjoyed a few minutes of quiet, then the ran to us saying they were freezing. Andy was yelling, "Me in the truck please!!!"
So we got home with plenty of time to get everything in the wash, truck unpacked and chores done. We are definitely going to be visiting the snow more often. We all had a blast....and we are all going to sleep good tonight!


Tania said...

Looks like a ton of fun! What a great treat!

Grammy said...

Wow thanks so much for the great pictures and wonderful commentary. Looks like a grand time was had by all! btw John has NEVER been good at dressing appropriately for cold. Most of all thanks for giving our babies such fun adventures and memories.