My kids have never REALLY played in the snow and so I decided it was time for a trip to Utah in the WINTER to let them experience a taste of my childhood. (and conveniently it gave Joey a bachelor pad to host 8 guys for their 2nd annual bro disc golfing extravaganza)
Our first experience with snow. We had arrived in Salt Lake and ... maybe someone forgot to pick us up. :) So, we had some time to kill. It was about 9 at night and I just opened up our suitcases and found the winter clothes and bundled the kids up. They found a little patch of super crusty old snow on the other side of the fence and wanted to play in it. So, the Utah onlookers saw these kids delighted to play in their month-old, crusty snow at the airport -trying to kick and hack at it to make some ice snowballs. It's all about perspective.
Back in Memphis, picturing the magic of a playing in a winter wonderland with my kids was a little bit different than reality. Let me just tell you - playing in the snow with kids ages 1, 4 and 6 is pretty exhausting. Especially being 5 months pregnant. It takes about an hour to round up winter clothes to get everyone dressed. Then trudging around in the deep snow carrying or pulling kids and repeatedly putting on little gloves when they fall off kinda wore me out. But the kids LOVED it. Especially Luke - who was old enough to hike around on his own.
SLEDDING at the Kinderfarm
Lucy and Maryanne with cousin Eliza
Luke behind Joey's childhood home: "the kinderfarm"
Making snow angels
Luke and Charlie
SLEDDING at the Primm's
with almost ALL of the Huntsville cousins
my dad and me. just like old times....
Uncle Jacob made Lucy a snow chair
Johnny's first time sledding
ICE SKATING at Huntsville Park
with Uncle Jake and Truman
SLEDDING behind Uncle Mike's 4-wheeler
WINTER WONDERLAND VIDEO
video includes: Luke's first time sledding on the small hill at the Kinderfarm, Lucy's first time sledding (with Aunt Jenny), Lucy on Star's hill, Luke racing Truman on sleds, snowball fight, Uncle Mike pulling kids behind 4-wheeler and Luke and Lucy ice skating
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***thanks to Victoria and Jenny for supplying all my favorite pictures. The blurry, hazy or grainy pics taken with my phone. :)