Monday, January 16, 2012

Snow Mountain!

Today, we took Katie Anne to Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park.  Katie Anne says that her favorite season is winter because she loves the snow so much.  For the last several months, she's been looking forward to winter and playing in the snow.  We tried to explain to her that snow is rare in Georgia, but she didn't really believe us because, during the last two winters, we've had several good snow storms that she remembers.  

Snow - February 2010
Snow - December 2010
Snow - January 2011
She loved playing out in the snow, and she was expecting that trend to continue.  

Since we knew it was quite possible that she wouldn't see snow in her own backyard this season, we decided to try out a Snow Mountain day.  Saunders and I thought SJ wouldn't be able to handle it this year, so Gigi and Granddad kept the little man for us for the day.  (Thanks, Gigi and Granddad!) Since we had SJ safely taken care of, we decided to make it a Big KA Day Out!  We planned for Snow Mountain in the morning, Ok Cafe for lunch, and Beauty and the Beast 3D for the afternoon!  Katie Anne was so excited about doing all these special things with just Mommy and Daddy.

We started our morning at Snow Mountain, and it was a blast!  We all had an amazing time.  We went sledding for two hours - we did the big family tubing as well as individual tubing. 

 Catching a ride from Daddy-
 Almost choking poor Dad out!
 Obermeyer snowsuit booty!
 Riding the moving sidewalk-

Dragging her own tube!

Here comes Dad!

Here comes KA!
 Little girl in a giant tube!

 Then, we headed over to the snow field for snowman building, snowball fights, and a mini-tubing area that KA could do by herself.  She liked it, but she said it didn't compare to the fast ride of the big tubes!
 Time to make a snowman!

 Our finished snowman!
 The Snow Mountain snow is really more icy than powdery... much too hard for making snow angels!

Time for a snowball fight!

 Mini Tubing Time!

 Time to go!  KA was tired, so Daddy had to carry her out!

Next up in our big day of fun was a late lunch at the Ok Cafe!  We all love this place!  We had all the terribly  unhealthy but totally tasty things there - fried pickles, vanilla milkshakes, hamburgers, and fries!

Last stop - the movies!  We were all looking forward to kicking back, relaxing, and watching Beauty and the Beast 3D!

It was a great day out with our big girl!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Early Morning - Big Trucks!

SJ loves loves loves big trucks.  We don't know where he got this obsession, but he is obsessed with them.  Whenever we're driving down the road and he sees a big rig, he screams, "BIG DUCK!"  (which is his way of screaming, "Big Truck!")  Whenever we're driving down the road and we don't see them, the tears begin to flow.  I never thought I'd be praying to be driving alongside lots of big rigs!

I also never thought I'd be okay with getting up at 5:30 am on a Saturday morning to play big trucks with a little boy.  But, when you hear your son calling out, "Momma!  Play!  Big DUCKS!" from his room - and his face is as cute as this - how can you say no? 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

This is the way we brush our teeth...

brush our teeth,
brush our teeth,
so early in the morning!

SJ loves to brush his teeth!


Having a parent brush them ... not so much.  Hopefully he's doing a good job - he does it often enough!
We love this crazy boy and his pearly whites!