Monday, February 02, 2009

Snow Instead of Football

Since we aren't really into football, and therefore, don't really give a hoot about the Super Bowl, we decided that yesterday would be a good day to go play in the snow. Padyn has been bugging me to go since Christmas. (I think she was jealous that many of her classmates spent time over winter break in the mountains.) I try to avoid all things crowded on the weekends, but since most people would be home eating chicken wings and onion dip, I figured this particular Sunday wouldn't be to crowded, and therefore tolerable.

Off to a SNO-PARK we went. We've never done a sno-park before...it's a CA state park that is just what it sounds like. A place to play in the snow. It's SO MUCH CHEAPER than skiing or paying to go to one of the resort's "playlands." Even if it totally sucked, we'd only be out $5, so who cared?

The fun started in the parking lot. Kate was fascinated with the snow bank. She kept stomping on the fallen snowballs and digging out the side of the bank. She would have stayed there all afternoon if we let her. But the rest of us wanted to see more of the park, so we made her come with us.Oh, where they excited when they saw that snow was EVERYWHERE. Daddy went off to find a good place to sled, so we practiced making and throwing snowballs. I think she had just hit something with a snowball...Kate wasn't so into the sledding. This is about as far as she went..."sledding" on her bottom down a 5 degree, 5 yard "slope"... and being pulled up the mountain (and back to the parking lot). We spent a bit of time wandering around the mountain looking for a good place to sled. We finally found one...Padyn and Daddy spent the rest of the day coming down this little hill. Padyn had a blast. This was by far, her favorite day ever (well, in 2009 anyway).Kate, on the other hand, spent her time hanging out in the snow. We built a baby snowman, she tried to make snow angels, and she pulled her water bottle around in the sled. She particularly enjoying throwing little bits of snow around.

Eventually, Padyn did the unthinkable...she wanted to go down the hill by herself on the saucer. Daddy was happy to oblige seeing as how his neck was getting quite sore from all the bouncing around. You should have seen her flying down that hill. The photos can't capture the sheer joy she was experiencing.


Padyn's first question when we got up this morning? When can we go back...

3 comments:

Stacey said...

How fun! And crazy that it sounds like Scott was just like Padyn and Charlotte like Kate when it came to their reaction to the snow...

captain said...

These are such GREAT pictures! Especially the one of P. coming down on the saucer. It is so funny how these kids react so differently to situations. I would have thought K. would have been the more adventurous of the two. Thanks for being a wonderful Mom.

Erin said...

How cool is that?! I love your pictures, it's easy to see how much fun everyone had! I am very jealous with all the snow so available, you know.