We pulled the kids out of school (something we don't take lightly) for one day and went up to a cabin for the night. We left after school on Tuesday, spent the night, spent the day in the snow on Wednesday, and made it home in time for dinner, bath, and bed on time. Oh, and American Idol - woot, woot! We had such a fun trip. It was just the Peters Party of 5 and that was awesome. No computers, no distractions, just an awesome cabin, a beautiful location, the snow, and new adventures.
Our cabin - it was fabulous!
The view from our backyard deck
We were there not even 15 minutes when William had already contributed to his chick magnets (aka facial wounds). He slipped on some ice.
We only had about an hour of daylight to play the first day and there was a sledding hill 200 yards from our front door. Lauren just wasn't feeling it. I swear there are 1,000 benefits to maintaining a strict schedule and only a few drawbacks - one of which is not being able to cope when the schedule changes. No afternoon nap means we've got a grumpy girl.
Chris, trying to convince the kids that the hill isn't very fast.
Lauren and I found a cozy spot to watch the others and this made her happy. FINALLY.
In front of the fire after an hour of sledding outside the cabin.
Sharing a snack with daddy
Before bedtime snack! We put our boots on with our pajamas and went to find a nice big ol' piece of snow to eat.
Courtesty of Drew, the photographer
Drew woke up earlier than anyone else and she went around taking pictures. She took a picture of us sleeping but I thought I'd spare you the lovely hair and the mascara under the eyes. I cropped out my absolute favorite part of the whole trip.
A gorgeous drive to the ski resort
The kids and their ski instructor
Learning the basics of their equipment
About 30 minutes in to their lesson, William had the obligatory and predictable breakdown. Chris went down to give the pep talk to break him through the other side of the frustration.
Lauren and I had a BALL watching the kids from the lodge balcony - she was such a trooper all day!
Drew and Instructor Rod on the bunny hill lift giving a thumbs up!
Lauren and I joined the kids at the end of their lesson - what a fun time.
We stopped on the way home to sled and play. A terrific end to a terrific mini vacation.
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