For several years now we have talked about taking the kids up to Mt. Baker
to go sledding. We haven't done in the past because we just never did and there is
always that thought in the back of your mind that you are going to get all the way there
just to turn around and go back because they hate it.
Our trip was just that.
Friday night we headed up to the Glen to spend the night.
It was cold out and they had snow on the ground.
We got there later then planned so we snuggled up
for a while before calling it a night for the kids.
We woke up to a beautiful sunny cold day!
Josh made us a yummy breakfast to fill up our tummies.
Then we got ourselves dressed for snow fun!
We drove up the mountain for about another hour
until we found the sledding area.
It is actually a frozen lake covered in snow.
We made our way across in knee deep snow.
Josh being the adventurous thrill seeking man he
is picked out a location for us to start. It was not the ideal
spot for the kids we learned quickly. It was steap.
Josh went down and loved it.
Michelle went down halfway and then rolled the rest.
She was crying.
Jordan at this point had made it half way up for his turn.
I followed behind him encouraging him up.
We got to the top and I told Josh he better go with him.
They go down and head straight for the tree.
Josh trying to avoid the tree dumps them over in the snow.
Jordan is crying.
Not a good start.
I left Josh down at the bottom with the crying children
and headed over to a more popular safer looking run.
Shortly after Josh with the kids headed over.
I finally convinced Jordan to try out a little hill.
He loved it!
After that is was great!
We ended up staying for two hours until everyone
was hungry and tired. You use a lot of energy climbing up
a steep hill in the snow.
over was gloves with Jordan. His gloves weren't cut out
for snow so I gave him mine. Getting them on him takes
at least 10 minutes. Trying to get him to spread his fingers
and fit them. He kept taking them off and using his bare hands
in the snow. Then would be crying because his hands hurt so
we had to struggle again to get them back on.
All in all it was a great family day!
I am really hoping to fit in another trip before winter is over!