Well, it took almost 6 years, but Jeff and I finally brought our kids to the mountains to experience the snow. We headed out to the Tahoe area earlier this week for a couple of days of sledding, snowball fights, and hot chocolate drinking.
We rented a great little house- here it is, under it's blanket of snow.
A view from the top of the staircase leading down to the front door.
I was expecting some snow of course, but was definitely a little amazed by the vast amount of white stuff everywhere. Piles and piles of it!
There was a sledding hill just a few doors down from our rental- we spent quite a bit of time there.
The long walk up.
The cheering section.
On our second day we went to a little ski resort that was just a few miles away. They had a nice kid's area, with a groomed tubing hill, tube "carousel", and casual ski lessons. We spent a very fun morning there- the kids especially loved flying down the hill in the tubes.
Sam's getting his work out in!
First time on skis!!
He sure looks like a natural!
Sam and I trekked out onto the middle of a small lake that was near our house.
Trying my hand at a snow angel. The snow was a little too hard and icy for this, but it was fun trying!
It is so beautiful up there.
It was such fun to experience the snow with the boys- their pure joy and excitement is so infectious. They truly make us slow down and take delight in the small moments in life.
Like hanging out in a cooler- who would have imagined it could be so fun?
Or sucking on icicles- so cold, yet so yummy!
Smashing up ice.
We can't wait to go back!