Last minute J and I decided to take the kids to Yosemite. I found a great hotel deal, and the weather promised snow. Yeah! The kids did awesome in the car as well as the hotel. I vowed not to freak out if William decided that he didn't want to go to sleep until 11pm, and that made everything much more fun. Very little stress. About an hour into the trip up there we discovered that we forgot the pack n play, as well as his bedtime animals. That was a bit of a bummer once we needed to put him down to bed, but we was cool with having Abby's blankie instead. On the second night William decided on his own, around 9ish, that it was time to go to sleep. Score! The makeshift bed in the dresser drawer worked for Abby for a few hours, but ultimately she slept in the king bed with us.
Yeah! Snow on Christmas! What more could we ask for!?!
William, sporting his new boots that really did nothing in the way of keeping his feet warm. I looked all over, but apparently there aren't any winter boots in our neck of the woods.
On the trail (which was 5 miles round trip, I might add!) from Happy Isles to Vernal Falls. There was lots of ice on the trail which made for rough going.
On the second day we went to Hetch Hetchy and saw the dam and hiked (another 4-5 miles!) to almost the base of the waterfall. A landslide had closed the trail partway.
In the car on the way home everyone was quiet, then suddenly William burst out, "DAM. Dam. Dam." John and I looked at each other and just had to laugh!
So, if you ask William about our "frip", he'll tell you "Watch tv" and "dam". Oh...the things kids remember!