Wednesday, February 17, 2010

President's Week Tahoe Trip

Some friends invited us up to their time share in South Lake Tahoe for the first few days of President's Week vacation. You haven't heard of President's Week? It could also be called Budget Cuts Enforced Teacher Furlough Week. Well,we'll take any reason to get a break from 6 a.m. seminary around here! Here are some pictures from the trip.

a family shot before we went sledding

Beth, Anna and Adam

Beth and Anna

Jeffrey ready to head up the hill

Jeffrey amazed us! He hung out with a family friend who was 10 and hiked up and went down the hill over and over all day long. We couldn't believe how great he did.

Even Anna went down a little hill on her own!
Mom and Anna--this was the only time I went down. I was content to take pictures and watch.

This was on the first day at the time share. We were waiting for Dad to check us in with the group, which took too long for excited children. After waiting as long as they could stand, everyone piled out of the van and got in the snow. Most of the children were in shorts because it was in the 60s in Folsom when we left. Beth was even in flip flops, but that didn't last long! We found this little frozen pond, which Josh fell through. You can't see it well in the picture, but he got soaked from the thighs down.

Impromtu snowball fight

This was the view of Lake Tahoe from our balcony

Jacob, Katie, and family friend, Lexi, sledding down the hill

Then Daniel got in on the action. Katie said they didn't even know he was there. He was laying on a sled, which you can't see.

Katie and Lexi

Daniel lounging in the snow

Katie having a snack

Anna--such a cutie!

Katie and Jeffrey

Adam and his snowball

We wore her out! Little Anna shows how we were all feeling at the end of the day! The rooms we stayed in had what they called a "full kitchen" but I felt like I was cooking in a play kitchen, or one from Europe, with miniature appliances. Josh was so sick of unloading a tiny dishwasher that he said, when we got home, "I love our house! I love you, dishwasher!" We had a great time, and we were all glad to come back home.


Jeri Pettingill said...

I'm glad to see that the CA kids have an opportunity to experience winter. Cute photos!

Redferns said...

Katie's teeth look great! And everyone is getting so big. It's crazy!