Thursday, January 3, 2013

Christmas in New Meadows

We spend a week in New Meadows, we did nothing but play in the snow and relax... it was PERFECT!  Keaton had a nasty flu bug with a fever for lots of days so he missed the last couple days of school and spent most of the time up there simply getting better!  The relaxation did wonders for my ankle which was much needed!  Beware, lots of snow photos!
Camden and Tiana made Frosty the snowman with Daddy!

The look Camden has as he throws a snowball at you!

Tiana helping Camden over the fence...
Thank goodness it was a soft landing and they were both laughing!

Izzy loved the snow, she bounced through it chasing the kids, and got covered in snow!

Camden would always say, "I got a surprise for you!"  Just as he threw snow at you!

RUNNING up and down the drive way!

 Snowball fight with Daddy!

Camden had lots of fun throwing snow up in the air and having it come back down all over him!

Anytime anyone looked like they were going to throw a snowball at Camden he dropped down and became a  "turtle".  So cute!

 Nana and Papa got the kids their very own Bible and they each got something from Hawaii!  Tiana loves her mermaid doll!

Spoiled kids!  Uncle Derek got them a playmobil or lego set too!
 Out come the sleds!  Racing was serious business!  They had to take turns with Camden because whoever had him in the sled with them went the fastest!  Crashing with lots of fun too.  I of course had to be very careful with my ankle so I just got to stand back and watch.  I loved all the laughter that was heard.  It was so nice to have them all have so much fun in the snow!  This was the first year that all the kids could run in their boots, didn't cry when snow got on them, and they didn't complain about being cold.  I suppose them growing up fast isn't all bad!

Izzy got lots of energy out running behind the sleds!

Tiana dancing in the sled!

The victory run up the hill!

The boys helped me sprinkle cookies!  They had so much fun!

We finally got smart and had them carry their own sleds back up the hill!

How many can fit on a sled? Tiana is hanging on the back! 

Kinda like having your head in the sand... only in the snow!

Keaton wrote this and then handed it to us.  We later realized that it said "Keaton is a Cat"  his first sentence written out!  We asked him what it said and he started laughing and proved that he did know what he wrote!
 After we got back we headed to the Aquarium here!  We had never been before but we got a killer deal on a family pass for the year!  The kids loved it.  You can touch just about everything which Tiana loved.  We couldn't get Keaton to touch anything of course!  The rays and the sharks were lots of fun to be able to touch!

Lion Fish!


AmyB said...

Looks like tons of fun in the snow! We will have to plan an aquarium outing with y'all! They leave that iguana sitting everywhere. One day, it was on one of the mats in the play structure...just hanging out. Goodness, that scared me! I was not expecting it there. :-)