We just got back from a trip to the mountains. There was a good deal of this…
and a whole lot of this.
Both girls were super sick for about half the trip and then things brightened up for us but those around us started falling ill. I swear, preschool has so many wonderful things about it but the bugs E is bringing home are a real drag. She was sick over Christmas vacation as well, and of course it’s never just E that gets sick.
Poor baby got it worse. It’s hard to tell people what’s wrong when you can’t talk!
But we definitely found some good time to play in the snow. It was difficult at the beginning with all the hacking and coughing coming out of the little one as soon as the cold hit her lungs but we kept at it and by the end of the trip she was loving it and needed to play outside one more time before we left for the airport.
With extreme snow sports comes extreme yard sales.
This wound was the result of a run-in with a small tree at high speeds. And that was through all the snow gear!
My brother drove up from Denver to spend time with the little carrier monkeys.
The man was there for the first half of the trip then had to go to DC for a work trip so he tried to soak in as much good, snowy, mountain, coldness as he could. He loves to stand out on the balcony and survey the land like a king. Those two top pics were taken on different days, same gigantic puffer coat.
We only got one day of snow but we were able to play in the soft snow for days afterward.
Look at these crazies making donuts. How insane do I look in the morning?! Of course the loved ones whom I spent that morning with said nothing. I’m not sure if that was the nice thing to do or not… By the way, the donuts turned out sooo great. The best yet. Recipe here. You just fry thawed bread dough but the recipe for glaze is delicious. I usually make the whole recipe (minus the cocoa powder) then divide it in half and just add cocoa powder to one half so we get vanilla glazed and chocolate glazed donuts. Just make sure the bread dough is super thawed and puffed up. This dough had been out of the freezer (in the fridge) for at least three days before making.
Baby A had her first taste of snow cone and loved it.
We even squeezed in a dip in the hot tub on the second to last day. E had a blast.
So the moral of the story is, keep your children quarantined from all activities at least a week prior to any and all vacations.