We decided to take the boys up to Mt. Hood for their first real official snow trip. It was going to be a beautiful day for January and we didn’t want to pass it up. Usually, it’s snowing like crazy up in the mountains and I wouldn’t even want to attempt the drive, but it was supposed to be 50 degrees and sunny; you can’t beat that.
We drove to Trillum Lake and arrived there a hour and thirty minutes later. We got the boys all dressed up in their new snow jackets, pants, and boots. The outfits were so big and they had never worn anything like that; they were so top heavy that Christopher sort of just toppled over in slow motion in the parking lot and did a little face plant while his butt was still up in the air. He just had a few little gravel bumps on his head and his lips were covered in dirt. He didn’t cry or anything and was just fine. He was ready for the snow!
We packed up the backpack, got the sleds, and headed out. We sat them both in one sled and tied a string to it and pulled them the entire time. It worked great. We hiked about a mile in and came to this perfect place to let them play and for us to take some photos.
I can’t get over what a beautiful day it was. It was hilarious; as soon as they we first let them out of the sled, they both were just standing there jabbering back and forth. Tyler started to walk, which surprised me since the boots they were wearing were two sizes to big for them.
They both loved it. They got an absolute kick out of it when Anthony would crush snow in his hands. And then he took it a step farther and would eat the snow, shake his head, and spit the snow out. Oh, my gosh. They thought that was hilarious. Stop! Wait! Let me get the camera! It’s like the second you find something that makes them BOTH laugh hysterically, you have to jump on it as soon as possible. I must have taken about 200 photos in about five minutes. What did we do before digital cameras?
After playing in the snow for about a half an hour, we started to head back since it was starting to cool down and get windy. We had the long uphill trek back to the car. Thankfully, there was a Dairy Queen ten minutes down the road, so we stopped there for dinner and to relax a little. After dinner, we finished the day with an ice cream cone and then headed home with two napping baby boys. It was a great little day trip to the snow!