I think the conversation went something like this:
Kaydence: "Mama can we build a snowman?"
Me: "We have to wait for it to snow in order to build a snowman, sweetheart."
Kaydence: "Oh, we do?"
Me: "Yes, pumpkin, we do."
Kaydence: "Well, can you just buy me one then?"
Kevin and I have both stated that if the snow didn't come to us we would go to it (the beauty of living in Washington). So earlier in the week, when once again Kaydence broached the subject of wanting to play in the snow, we finally decided that this weekend we would would follow through with our promise of taking our little girl to the snow.
Saturday morning we packed the SUV full of coats, mittens, boots, and food and headed out with our favorite uncle and cousin for the two hour trek to the mountains. The ride was beautiful and calming, a gentle reminder of my love for this state. We traveled up in elevation, becoming more and more nervous about the lack of snow. I was worried about disappointing my sweet girl. It's hard to explain to a two year old that there is no snow, when we promised her that there would be. My worry was needless. As we reached the base of Mount Rainier the snow accumulation began to grow, and soon there was more than I had even expected or hoped for.
We trekked through a large wooded area searching for perfect clearing of fresh snow. The snow was high, and us adults sank knee deep with every other step, while the kids floated weightlessly across the compact snow. We found a small clearing and the kids immediately went to work indulging in their winter wonderland. We built the most epic snowman, had snowball throwing challenges, and tasted the pearly white ice.
|Our epic snowman!|
|Ok, so it's not SO epic.|
Happy Weekend Everyone!