We've decided that we will take our kids to the snow once a year as a fun family trip. And this year we wanted to double the fun by going with our friends Tim and Kathy and their two toddlers (whom my kids adore). Who knew that we (the parents) would find ourselves going insane (or in my case false labor) over this crazy idea of a "fun" trip?!
First of all my poor daughter, cannot handle any sort of windy road. The girl was pale as a ghost and gagging into a barf bag for half of the drive up the mountain. Then, when we arrived at our destination, we thought it would be a good idea to get the kids into their snow gear "real quick" and let them work off some energy playing in the snow. I think it took us about 2 hours to get those 4 toddlers plus ourselves into snow clothes. My goodness! Between, the tantrums, the whining over not wanting to wear the bulky clothes, finding clothes that fit, trying to get my two year old to figure out how to place her fingers in the gloves, and then having my child tell me that she had to go potty after I had just finished bundling her up was enough to make my body start having a major case of Braxton Hicks contractions and cramping in my extremities. Not to mention I was a ball of sweat and just wanted to go to sleep rather than have to carry my kids through the 3 feet of snow. I never knew it would be so complicated! But, it made for some great pictures. This was just the first few hours of our trip. The night proved to be a whole other story of crying and sleeplessness and parents on the verge of insanity.
In spite of of all the hard work and sleeplessness, we were able to squeeze in some fun! Here are some pictures!