For two years now the boys would look to the east and ask to go to the "snow mountains". To be honest it has always seemed like too much work to take the kids to the snow. And too much money for that matter. All of those snow clothes needed to dress 6 people. No thank you!
Well, their curiosity got me feeling guilty so I decided to put a "snow day" on the calendar. With work and camping and birthday celebrations, we had one day in January open in a two months span. unfortunately, that day happened to be at the tail end of a rain storm. It was a gloomy and drizzly day but we headed up the mountain hoping for the best.
We went to Hume Lake. On our way up the hill as we approached the park entrance there would be small patches of brown snow on the side of the road. The boys flipped!
LOOK SNOW!! Look more snow!! There's some more mommy!
I calmly said "just wait boys, just wait. In ten minutes the snow will be everywhere and it will be a nice bright white"
It was sprinkling when we got there, but then it cleared up for a good hour or so and then it started snowing! Unfortunately the lack of sunshine makes the pictures so dark :(
Thanks to several WONDERFUL friends, I was able to borrow all of our clothes/boots except for one pair of pants which I bought used for $3
|This picture is deceiving. Cruz had fun, I promise.|
|Mommy and Cruz|
Landen is our crazy kid. He had fun doing faceplants on purpose. What a weirdo.
Here's proof that Cruz enjoyed himself....
.....until his hands were cold. Jacob also tapped out when his had got too cold. So there they sat on the bed of the truck, pouting that they were cold. Vincent and Landen were still having fun so we stayed a bit longer.
Overall the trip was worth it. The memories were worth it. The kids are begging to go back. We might need to make this a yearly tradition and I might need to start investing in snow gear.