I was pretty nervous about the ride up , but it turned out to be easy peasy. The roads were dry and clear and not much traffic. It was a little wet and icy close to the top, but not bad.
All bundled up and ready to go.
Russell is especially amused by Dad's poses.
This is the snow tubing hill. I knew it was going to be steep, so we already decided that Will and I were not going to go. I asked him several times if he wanted to and it was always a firm 'NO'.
Tim, Russell, and Autumn jumped right on and shot down the hill.
Once you get down to the bottom, you get to hook your tube up to a rope and you are pulled up the hill. You can see it on the far right of this pic. Oh, BTW - that's me and Autumn sliding down. I figured I should try it once. I pretty much closed my eyes and screamed the whole way down. I hate that kind of sensation. So, I tried it, but only once.
Will was happy to sit at the tables, drink cocoa, and basically be in denial that we were even there. He played in the snow for awhile, but overall - situations like this are hard for him. (this next sentence is what he wanted me to 'spell' when he saw me working on this)
William is not going to slide down, but he is scared.
Autumn was so cute and BRAVE!! She loved every moment of it and barely stopped the whole time. She spent time with Tim and Russell, by herself, and then with her Girl Scout leader and friends.
I love this photo of Russell and I know it's going to come out sideways, but I had to share it anyway.
I LOVE having a mantel to decorate for the holidays. The pumpkins are gone and christmas stuff put away (finally). So I decided to make some valentines stuff. The standing hearts and the love signs were $1 buys at craft warehouse. I used a new line of valentine papers (sorry, don't know by who) . I may try to make some other things too. I just didn't have any valentine decorations!
We woke up to snow on the ground this morning! Still big news for these california transplants. That's me. In front of our house. I'm squinting. Who knew snow was so blinding??!!! Kind of freaky to drive (or, um, be a passenger -ahem) on snow covered roads. I need to find a way to dull my nerves that feel raw and exposed when it comes to things like - thinking we are going to be in an accident, falling off of the cliff on the way up to bogus basin, and other common trajedies like that.
Tim and I were fortunate enough to accompany Autumn's class on a field trip today. We went to a college in Nampa to see the Boise Philharmonic perform. It was REALLY cool! They had an actor type guy that was teaching the kids about classical music in fun 'kid speak'. It was really fun, interactive, educational and kept a theater full of probably 500 kids interested. Very cool.
We are having some issues with William and I think I need to get back to the drawing board, so to speak. Something is not right and I need to figure out a way to straighten the it out. more on that later.