Sunday, December 28, 2008

Yesterday, we took the kids to the snow, along with Grandma and Uncle Ronnie. It is a tradition to make the trek up to Yosemite, or somewhere along the way that has enough snow to play, sometime between Christmas and the start of school. This year the snow level is pretty low and we didn't have to go very far to find plenty of snow. We stopped at Lewis Creek.

These first pictures were taken through the front window of our car as we drove up. It was a beautiful drive. It's a good thing Brian was driving, I would have been dangerous with the wheel and the camera, lol.

The first thing about snow play is learning to make the perfect snow ball. Brian is giving a lesson on how to do it right.
Here is Jacob testing out the technique on Dad.
When you live in a place where it doesn't know, it doesn't make much sense to invest in snow play equipment. So you have to be creative. Here we Nate getting ready to sled down the hill on a box retrieved from a Christmas gift still in Grandma's car.
Nate was having a blast with his box!
You can't tell in this picture, but Brian and Nate are sledding on the sun shade from our car. It actually made a pretty good sled. Thanks go out to another family there who we got this idea from.

And sometimes a still picture just does not do justice to the activity. So, I will leave you with this very short clip:

I hope you all take time to play this holiday season. These are the thing moments memories are made of.


Aimee said...

Those pictures are fabulous! I love the scenery. Can't wait to live in easy driving distance of snow...

Karah said...

How fun!!! Can you believe my kids have still never seen snow?? I've been in the snow in Yosemite once - it was SO much fun. :)

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

WoW what pretty pictures and it looks like everyone had so much fun!

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you :)