One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Monday, March 06, 2006

Snow Trip

On Saturday we took the girls for their first snow trip ever. The twins know all about snow - it can be used to flirt with the Beast, it makes for funny antics when Bambi encounters it for the first time, and the Abominable Snowman can make ice cones out of it. Beyond that, I don't know what they expected.

We decided to drive up highway 50 until we found some decent snow - there was no point in going all the way to Tahoe. We pulled over on Sly Park drive, and found a real estate office parking lot that was full of fresh powder, and easily accessible. Just look at how cute the girls were:

Here's Kate. She had the best time and didn't want to leave.

Genna had a real fun time with the snowmen, but she grew weary of the cold within 15 minutes.

See the cup that Genna is holding? Annie brought cups, spoons, straws, and 7-Up to make slushies out of the snow (it was fresh from the night before). Very tasty - especially for Genna who has a real sweet tooth.

Julia was adorable all bundled up. So was I.

It took one and a half ours to get out the door. It took an hour to get to the snow. It took 15 minutes to get the girls changed out of their wet clothes. It took over an hour to get back. All of that work for 45 minutes in the snow - during most of which Genna was less than happy. But it was worth it. The trip ended with a lot of laughing and a new experience for the girls to add to their pretend games. It was also worth it because Annie and I got La Bou chocolate-filled croissants.


chelsa said...

my canadian relatives find it really bizarre that we seek out snow and consider it an exciting novelty.

Raging Wombat said...

I can understand that. But please tell them not to judge me. They don't know me. I pay my own bills ...

stina said...

I love the timeline here. Ruturning a video in grown-up time: 5 minutes. In kid time: 30 minutes-3 hours. Who knows. Completely unpredictable.

Chrissy said...

You look adorable Justin. I just wanna smoosh your cheeks.