Over President's Day Weekend we drove up to our local mountains and spent the day playing in the snow. Avery was especially excited to go because all of last year she asked to go, and we just never were able to find a day to go. And before we knew it, the snow had melted. So we promised her that this year FOR SURE we would get her to the snow. And so...we did!
Here she is sledding down the hill -- look at that smile/scream on her face. Pure enjoyment, wouldn't you say?
It was Aria's first time in the snow. She didn't know what to make of all that cold stuff! She mostly toddled around after me, whining "Mommmmm....Mommmmm" (she calls me "mom" not mama or mommy)
Aria with her biggest brother holding her :)
And taking her down the hill... which she didn't like too much at all. Oh well. Maybe next year.
Audriana only went down the hill once -- she didn't like getting all cold and wet!
And then there's me...who went down as many times as I could. Here I am with Andrew (see his little red cap?) and you can't tell from the photo, but we were going pretty darn fast. And at the end of the hill there was this huge mound of packed snow...and it didn't feel to good when you crashed into it. Usually either Rich or Tony was down at the bottom to "catch" those of us who were incoming. But sometimes...they missed.
Aislynn had so much fun. She couldn't get enough of the sledding. Next time we need to bring more sleds because we only had two sleds and a Boogie Board to go down the hill with...and with a family our size, it makes for a lot of waiting around.
Alex on the Boogie Board...which turned out to be the best thing to ride on the snow. We would go down head first, and then push our hand out to make it spin in a 360. SO MUCH FUN! I think we are just going to bring a bunch of these things with us next time!
A.J. poses for the picture while sledding on the Boogie Board :)
Andrew had a complete blast that day. This little blue saucer-sled was the only thing he would go down the hill in. I guess he felt safe because it was more suited for his size, I don't know...but he sure had fun on that thing!
Of course sledding wasn't all they did - the boys took time out to make snowballs and throw them at each other's heads. Even though I told them not to do that because they would get wet and cold, they still did it. Of course. Boys!
Tony looks for his next victim.....
Sometimes I think it would be neat to live in an area where it snows. Like Minnesota. Or Maine. Or New York. Living in southern California all my life, sometimes I think I missed out on the "real" winters. On the other hand, it's nice knowing that I can visit the snow for a day and then just drive down the hill and be home where it's warm again. It only takes us about an hour and a half to get up to the snow from where we live. I like that. We drive an 90 minutes and we are in the snow.... 7 minutes and we are at the ocean.... 2 hours and we are in the desert. Yep, I kinda like where we live!