Wednesday, December 24, 2008
We did it! We made the drive up the mountain just in time to be able to take the whole thing without chains, meltdowns, or any other downers. We attempted to get up early and get out of here before 10 but that didn't happen and it was probably for the best. We snagged our Starbuc.ks fix, grabbed the cute one a chocolate milk and headed out. The drive was beautiful and we finally tried out the personal DVD player with headphones in the car that Grandpa John gave us. So Cool! Lukey Duke got to watch Shark Ta.les the whole way down while mom and dad rocked out to some oldies. We found our way to a smallish snow park up past Nyack and proceeded to bundle the hell out of the little one as it was ridiculously cold and he wanted nothing more than to roll in the snow... Once we piled on the 2 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of socks, snowboard bib, 3 shirts, hooded sweatshirt, goofy beanie and gloves we were good to go. The Duke has always had quite the fascination with snow so it was really cool to be playing and feel the snowflakes falling... He lasted about an hour until his face was frozen, he had boogers running and was begging for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a smoosh (aka cuddlin' to get toasty). We then stripped all of the snow-caked gear off, downloaded him to a pair of green footy pj's, strapped him into his seat with a PBJ and grandma's big warm knit blankie. He was asleep before we hit the freeway.... It was a great day... I love Christmas and the snow, one day we'll have the 2 together... Until then, Merry Christmas all! Kiss your babies, and remember how lucky you are...