Since last year we have been promising the boys we would go to the snow for the day so a few weeks ago we finally made good on that promise. We drove to Flagstaff early one Saturday morning and found the snow-play area by Snowbowl (the ski area). It was perfect! Tarell has played in the snow before but Brayden and Landon hadn't so it was a whole new experience for them. I'm not really sure what Brayden was expecting but he was a little shocked.
When we first got out of the car we got all geared up and Brayden made a mad dash to the top of the small hill we had claimed. He immediately sank to his thighs in the snow but he continued on his trek. Once at the top of the hill the cold hit him and he ran back down yelling about how he hated the snow because it was too cold. As soon as he got to the bottom he sat down, in the snow, and proceeded to take his shoes and his socks off because he had snow in them. (Brayden HATES having things in his shoes!) It took a few minutes to talk him into putting his shoes back on and just dealing with the cold so he could have fun. He finally did! It took everything in me to not laugh out loud at him (I know, meanest mom ever!!) but it was so funny! After a few minutes he joined in the fun and had a blast. While he was trying to decide if he really did want to play or sit in the car Tarell and Landon had taken the sleds to the top of the hill and were already having so much fun. In the end we all had a great time and can't wait for next year. Next year I can sled too!!