We took off spur of the moment on a ski trip with Ben's business partner's family, the Teachouts.
We love that we live in San Antonio where the snow doesn't fall and the sun shines all year long. However, a visit to the snow once a year is exactly what we need to satisfy our want to play in a wintery white wonderland and to remind us that we don't want to live in it.
So, we packed up our car and drove about 7 hours to Lubbock, Texas where we spent the night. The drive was terrible, Finn would cry and wake Fox and Fox would cry and wake Finn. No one got any sleep until we stopped at our motel. The next morning we were off for a 5 hour drive through winding roads to our destination: Taos Ski Valley New Mexico. The town is charming and beautiful. The mountains are towering and reach an elevation of 12,000 ft. We stayed in a cabin/condo on the bottom of our mountain; it was the perfect place with easy access to the slopes each day.
The Teachout's have three little ones 6 and under, so it worked out for us to trade off watching each other's kids while we went skiing or snowboarding.
Snapped this shot at a rest stop where we let Finn get all his wiggles out. He would have stood on that pole all day long if it meant he didn't have to get back into his carseat. (road trips with a toddler and a baby… doable but I do not recommend!)
Finn isn't quite big enough to take snowboarding lessons yet, so he spent his time in the snow sledding. He didn't like putting on all of his snow gear but once outside he was interested in the snow and the sled until he flew off his sled and then he had a love but mostly hate relationship with the snow.
hahaha! My babies are saying "what's this uncomfortable, puffy, immobilizing clothes I have to wear!? And, what is this cold, wet white stuff!?" They clearly are little Texans.