Thursday, December 26, 2013

Snow Day

Saturday morning was our long awaited trip to the mountain fresh cold air for the beautiful white fluffy snow!!
This was our families first time going together, since winters past I've been uber-pregnant or nursing, or Timmy's tummy issues had been keeping us from driving the relatively windy roads. Timmy and I made a list of everything we wanted to do in the winter before Christmas and a snow day was top of the list; specifically having a snowball fight with his dad, making a snowman and snow angels. We left around 11 and drove up to Wrightwood, about an hour and a half north east of us and at the base of the Mountain High snowboarding resort. We gave the boys a little bit of the chewable children's  Dramamine before we left so they slept pretty much the whole drive up.
We parked at a little city park adjacent to a school for our time to play!

Though it was cool, about 50 degrees, the sun was out and the skies were crystal clear! I thought Tim looked pretty handsome in this climate :) He was probably more excited than the boys!
 We don't have all of our snow gear so we just wore jeans and the boys wouldn't even think about wearing their gloves, Troy barely kept his jacket on, but we were kept warm and pretty dry, and didn't even have to change after playing, even making a snow angel:
 Timmy loved throwing little snowballs at Daddy! He never even complained that it was cold!
 My little mittens worked great for our time :)
 I loved all the beautiful pine trees and crisp air.
 Troy liked the playground equipment, and sliding little snow chunks down the slide, and letting his hair blow in the cool afternoon air on the swings.
 Tim worked hard on his snowman and I think it turned out sooo adorable! He even packed some duplo blocks for accessories. Snowmen are a lot harder than they look to make!
Me and the snowman...not even sure I should be posting pics of me without makeup but I left my makeup bag at the gym so, here we are.
 After playing for an hour and a half outside, we were all hungry so we went to Grizzly CafĂ© just up the street; it had great reviews on yelp and looked perfect for our mountain retreat, complete with log siding, a fireplace, knick-knack store, and an animatronic moose head on the wall.
 There was a bit of a wait for the small resturaunt so we had some time to kill on the porch swings.
 Once we got to our table, they gave the boys little cups with goldfish and Troy especially loved feeding the bear salt and pepper shaker! We split a steak sandwich, onion rings and cherry pie a-la-mode, and quickly headed out as the boys were slowly melting down.

Later that night, Uncle Dan came over bearing presents for the boys, I made a big dinner and hot chocolate and we drank it outside walking around looking at Christmas lights :)

Also, this was taken the next morning before church because my little matching boys were lookin' handsome!
Except for Troy's shoes. He refused to wear his church shoes, insisting on mismatched, wrong foot crocs, and then Timmy had a tantrum when it was time to sing in the children's Christmas choir. Ah, holiday traditions :)

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