We went up for some play time in the snow once in January, and once in February this winter (we go about 30 minutes east on I-90 to exit 45, where there's an area you can park and play near the highway). Rylan absolutely loved it! The first day we went was at the end of a very cold spell, and it was in the 20's so the snow was too try to make a snowman, but was great for sledding. He and Jason also went on a walk together in the snow. As we were getting ready to head up there, Ry said, "I'm going to do some damage in the snow today!"... so cute and hilarious!
One of our friends passed along this great snow suit for Maylee... so snug and warm!
Off we go!
Amazing ice crystals due to the super cold weather
View on Jason and Ry's walk... such a beautiful, sunny day in the mountains!
So happy to be in the snow!
Our second time up, in February, it had been warmer, so we made snowballs and had snowball fights, made a snow man, and played with the buckets and shovels. We also got a second sled and had a great time with that too (I especially love sledding)! These trips were Maylee's first real experiences in the snow... for both she started out happy and excited, but after a while she started to get fussy and tell us she was ready to go back to the car! She's still little though (and we seem to remember Ry having a similar reaction around this age), so we'll see what she thinks next year. :) Yay for snow in the mountains! So far we haven't had any snow down in Seattle this year (which hasn't happened in several years).
Maylee wouldn't leave her gloves on :) and I took mine off to make snowballs faster and see how cold it was.
Such good stuff!