Thursday, January 10, 2013

A First for Dustin!

Since September, when he was going through his phase of watching Caillou e v e r y  d a y, Dustin has been saying he wants snow.

"Mom, when it going to snow?"
"Mommy, I want snow."
"I love snow!"

He had a blast last January when it snowed.  Sledding, building snowmen (yes, plural. We had competitions with daddy to see who could build the bigger snowman!), throwing snowballs, and making snow angels.  This year, however, we haven't had o n e  s i n g l e  d a y of snow!  So sad! :(

So what did we do?  We took Dustin on his first trip up to Steven's Pass to play in the snow!  While Del, his brother, dad and cousin all went snowboarding and skiing, Dustin and I romped and played in the snow.

There isn't really a good place where you are actually a l l o w e d to sled up at Steven's, so while we waited, we made snow angels, threw chunks of snow that we found lying around, watched the skiers and snowboarders, the emergency rescue dog, and drank hot cocoa by the outside fire (does it defeat the purpose of a fire being outside, in the cold snow?  It may, but what the hey?!).

I brought my nice camera, but was scared to take it out of it's bag.  I didn't want to chance it getting broken.  So I used my not-so-new pocket camera.  With that said, please excuse the horrible quality of these photos!

Hanging out inside before our first venture into the snow.

Snow angels!!!

Cocoa by the outside fire. Yum!

Like father... Like son!  SO cute how much alike these two are!  Seriously, two peas in a pod! :)

Up... Up... Weeeeee!... Crash! :)  (The van in the background was stationary... we stayed clear of moving vehicles and people, promise!

Family photo in the snow! <3