Every time it snows (especially near the weekend), we all squeal a little inside. Well, I’m not sure Doug technically squeals, but it’s safe to say he’s happy. Why? Because we do this:
Drive into the mountains:
And go for a hike in the woods, pulling Johnny in the sled.
At this point in our hike, Johnny was singing his favorite songs as we made our way through the forest.
We hike in to our favorite sledding route. I think we are the only people who use it! It’s perfect – out in the middle of nowhere.
With a gorgeous view.
The snow was up to 2 ft in some places. It’s tricky when you are only 3 ft tall to navigate deep snow.
But this little guy is such a champ.
Breaking in the sledding run by himself (don’t worry, he didn’t go far).
Having a snack and hot chocolate. It was too cold (wind chill definitely sub zero…maybe –10ish?) to keep gloves off for a long time. So this is where the wheels kind of fell off of the bus. Johnny was too hungry and his hands were cold. So we packed up and headed back.
This really is the best way to keep warm:
Johnny kept ahold of the ice ax in case he needed to self arrest.
And he *almost* started snoozing on the ride back.
We had such a fun Sunday! It really hasn’t started to feel like Spring at all around here (obviously). We are trying to soak up these dwindling days of winter while we can.