Friday, January 2, 2009

Snow Tubing

For New Year's Day, we took the kiddos up to Flagstaff for some snow tubing. Jodi and Shephard and Kinley came along too. There was a ton of snow but it was hard pack instead of fresh powder so it made for a pretty painful and icy snowball fight. Just ask Dale who got hit right in a certain place by yours truly (I have terrible aim.) But the tubing was perfect! The kids loved it and were amazed by it all. The only time they had ever been in snow was when Target had their grand opening out here and they dumped a bunch of fake snow in the parking lot for the kids to play in last summer. On the way home, Rex made sure to say "Daddy, I love the snow." as he was falling asleep.

Tabby liked to pick up blocks of snow and just carry them around. I caught her biting chunks out of them a time or two.Dale and the kids giving it a go.
Testing it out the cold snow on her tiny hands.
Rex trying to fit in the igloo somebody made.
Here's what the place looked like. The hills were pretty intense. If you weren't careful, you'd get launched in to the air coming over the humps.
We found some "baby" hills that were a little safer for the little ones. These weren't good enough for Tabby who kept wanting to go over to the big hills.
Little cousin Kinley checkin' out the scene.
Shephard with Tabby and Kinley
Doesn't Ella look so cute and squishy in her snow suit?
Rex had no problem going down the hills by himself but he did have problems getting out of the tube at the bottom. He he!Happy New Year!


The Frosts said...

I'm so jealous. I love the snow. Your kids are so cute! You need to come over and see our new lil' princess some time.

Brenay Family said...

Looks like fun! We took the kids up north to play on New Year's day too...I just haven't posted it yet!

GoatesGirl said...

Fun times in the snow. Glad to live close enough to enjoy it but far enough away not to get annoyed by it! =)

Julie said...

Looks like you had a blast. Sorry we didn't come, we drove all day New Year's Eve to get home from Utah and didn't get the e-mail until it was too late. Maybe next year we'll make it.

Tim and Shay said...

Oh that looks so cold! But like so much fun too!!!

Heather and Brad said...

Looks fun. My kids are in LOVE with the snow. I was worried about moving to a cold area, but they can play outside for hours. I'm lovin' it.