A few days after returning from Mom's and Christmas part 2, we decided to take a spontaneous road trip down to Idaho to surprise Shane for his 40th birthday! I was nervous about a Winter road trip as I know the roads can be sketchy and with two little ones, I hate to take crazy driving risks, but the weather was supposed to be good, so we decided to just go for it. The biggest challenge of the road trip (as long as the roads were safe) was going to be Payton. She is NOT a good traveler...yet! She loves to sit in her car seat and scream and cry and wail until finally the driver pulls over. As soon as we slide open the van door on her side, she looks up at us and smiles and giggles and coos....!!! Sooo frustrating! But if you've ever been in a car with a screaming baby, it is sooo heart breaking. You can only ignore it so long before your nerves are frayed!!! We did make it to Fernie (three hours from our house) with only one LONG hour of crying and screaming! We had arranged to stay on the ski hill and the place was perfect. We were hoping to get Ryder on the slopes the next day. By slopes, I mean on the magic carpet on the Bunny hill, for at least a few minutes. At this point, we just want to keep his skiing experiences positive.
There was soooo much snow! Perfect powder and perfect conditions for keeping a speed demon of a two year old slower and offering him a soft landing for his falls.
We actually started him on a little slope right outside our condo doors.
Saturday morning, Marty took Shane out skiing for the day, for his birthday, while Aimee and I spent the day hanging with the kids! It was sooo awesome to be with the boys, the lil girls and my sister. It had been way to long since we'd seen each other. We made a lot of memories over the couple of days we spent in Idaho. I am so happy they have moved closer to us! Here's to alot more memories guys!!
I am so glad we got to have some time together..all of us!