On a rare Saturday at home, and it is snowing, what did we do? We decided to take a "walk" up the hill by our house. Snowshoes? Nope, we don't need no stinkin' snowshoes! (Well, that would have been fun too...) James in this picture is using his shovel to help Daddy, who is carrying Jonathan for the moment. A little toward the top we stopped to take a break, and thought that the ground was covered in little seeds...turns out they were bugs! Snow fleas to be exact!!! Wha? Looked it up as we were walking, and they are actually harmless, and eat plant matter, but at the top part of this hill they were EVERYWHERE! Billions! The kids lasted longer trekking through the snow than they do on a regular hike in the summer? I don't get it, but I'll take it!
Jonathan is happy, he got a ride the whole time little lucky :)
James loving this snow (and two front teeth still!)
Jack always tells me that he loves the cold.
I'm glad that we live in Utah then buddy!
Cheese faces after lunch that day. These three are best friends!
After much begging, and me trying to figure out how...I made Pikachu a ninja costume, and Jack has loved it ever sine. It is really just a cut up sock!
This amazing adventure happened the weekend after New Years in Steamboat Springs, CO. If it is going to be cold and snowy you've gotta embrace it! What a neat experience and we were able to share it with my Mom and Dad. More on that on the next post.
Doesn't it look cold? I was nice and toasty in a cocoon in the sled for the first half until I got a turn to drive.
Nathan did great driving. It is a lot of holding the dogs back so they don't run themselves to hurt/death. They love to work and won't tire if they feel hurt.
Our team panting to go after a break
And of course there were many trips to go ski!
Of course it's at Snowbasin. James ran into some friends from school, who were all riding the Littlecat lift and going down by themselves. He asked me if he could go with them, and with a little racing in my heart, I agreed. Here they four of them are on the lift, and they were all actually good and it was neat to see. I do not get too sad when I see my littles making good decisions, making good friends, and acting grown up. I am lucky because they can grow up(great advice given to me by Grandma Haworth that has made watching them grow up more of a joy, and I don't find myself wishing that they would stay small)
Hot chocolate in the lodge. I've got that down to an art. Bring three hot cocoa packets, get hot water and make it right there. So much cheaper than $3 a hot chocolate!
The boys got these Star Wars light sabers from Subway and it looked really neat with one of their favorite friend's Monkey. Here is Jedi Monkey:)
All three riding on the little plasmacar in the kitchen.
A dinner when Daddy is traveling. I like the array of clothing....
James is dressed up in Sunday clothes, Jonathan is drinking milk from a cup! (this is unusual!), and Jack has long sleeves, then a short sleeve shirt, then his creature power suit. To each his own right!