Saturday, December 18, 2010

{Winter Visitors}

Two weekends ago, we had the fabulous pleasure of hosting my sister and two of her boys here in Idaho for a few days. It was both her and the Mister's birthday, so we spent time playing and celebrating. Squirrel's cousin Rex is her absolute best friend, and it is always such an incredible joy to watch the two of them play together.

{The kiddos played in the snow...}

But after a couple of sled rides down the hill, Rex decided he was done and and announced that he would "never play in the snow again, and never build a snow man and never sled", which may have had something to do with the snowball Squirrel threw at the back of his head. Apparently, she has forgotten about warm weather and couldn't understand why he wouldn't think snowballs were great fun...

So, the Mister decided to try to make dare-devil stunt-sledders out of the babies, 
against my advice...

{...this of course could only end in tears...}

{Luckily, hot chocolate is good for cold fingers and the soul.}

{Bath time with four babies=too much fun!}

And after bath time, what could be more fun than a PJ jump-fest?

{I love these kiddos...}

{AND how much they love each other!}

Of course, it couldn't all be fun on games. On the way back to the airport, we drove in the rain. Unfortunately, the rain suddenly turned to snow, and the wet road suddenly froze. 

We, unfortunately, went sliding out of control and ended up in a bank of ice. 

{No getting out of this one on our own...}

{At least I wasn't the only one...see the cars ahead of us that found their way off the highway at the same moment too?}

 Aunt Lindsey kept the babies happy with made up stories and fun songs while we 
waited for help and I talked to the highway patrolman who stopped to check on us. 
The kiddos all seemed to think it was a great adventure.  

{My lovely view while waiting.}

Thankfully, some good Samaritans with a big old truck and a tow cable came and rescued us before the Mister even made it to us. And we still had plenty of time to make the flight, getting Aunt Lindsey and the boys home safely. 

As we pulled back onto the highway after our rescuers pulled us out, I said to my sister, 
"Who said Idaho isn't exciting?" and Rex piped up from the back:
"Not ME! I didn't say that!" 

An exciting weekend indeed! 



  1. looks like a lot of fun and a lot of rambunctiousness :) very cute!

  2. well except for the car crash of course. ;)


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