Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Lodge Weekend

Every President's Day weekend for the last 7 years we have gone up to a big lodge at Snoqualmie Pass with my sister and her family and eight or so other families for weekend at the snow. This year there was a ridiculous amount of snow. In fact, the weekend before, we would not have made it, because the pass was closed!

We have been there before when there was almost no snow at all!! This was very exciting.
Also, this year, the weather was gorgeous. Mid-high 30s without a cloud in the sky!
We spent as much time as we could outside--I had borrowed Kristina's snowshoes, which I loved, because the first day, the snow was so soft, you would just sink all the way up to the top of your legs!
Here are the kids making snow angels. The snow was not as soft this day.
Snow angel:
We went for a walk over the meadow and through the woods with Cousin Owen. This seems to have become a yearly tradition....
Here they are on the top of a tractor trailer truck covered with snow:
With the sun so bright, and all that exertion, Miles was hot. So he put his face in the snow to cool down:
Every year we walk to this little cabin to check it out. Normally we can look inside. This year we could walk to the top of the roof!
Owen was mad at Uncle Nick for "making" him get snow in his boots. He had to take them off and empty them, Miles "tried" to help out. Two 11 year old boys in the snow trying to deal with footwear. It was pretty funny. To us.
The sky was so extraordinarily beautiful, you just had to stare at it. Although I was wearing sunglasses, my eyes hurt after this walk....
In the afternoon we went sledding on "The Big Hill". If you asked the children, it was super fun. If you ask the adults, it was borderline unsafe.....Then the menfolk started a sledding contest which became hugely funny, especially when Alec's last run broke his sled.
Stefan, Gabe, Jose, Bob,Zach, Alec (with sled), Hayden,Tom, Miles, Caroline, Me,Scout, Caitlin, Owen


<-<--esoder<---<----<----- said...

That looks like a ton of fun. We have not yet had a good dump here. I haven't given up hope yet, but it's looking less and less likely.

Also, do peacocks scare you more or less than regular birds?

<-<--esoder<---<----<----- said...

Fresh ground pepper?

Elise said...

I would LOVE some fresh ground pepper.

As long as the birds don't put their feet on me, or touch me with their wings as they fly by, I'm fairly OK. Seems like peacocks are easy to predict how they will move, so I can keep track of their feet, and most likely won't fly at me. Plus they are super pretty, so they have that going for them.....