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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Our trip to Reno, NV

New Years Day we headed up and over the Donner Pass to Reno, where Scott's dad (Grandpa) lives. Along the way we decided that we'd stop and play in the snow. Caty's only experience with snow was last year when we made the same drive. But that time we stopped at a gas station and she felt the snow - that's about it. So we had different plans this time around. My mom luckily had this snowsuit at home. The size of the suit is 6-9 months, but it fit almost perfect - a little snug in the behind, thanks to that achon butt. We didn't have snow boots for Caty, but since the outfit was for such a young age, it came with feet, so she just had socks on. She stayed so warm and dry, and love playing in the snow. Unfortunately the snow was so hard, we weren't able to make a "nice" snowman or make snow angels, but she had fun anyways. Enjoy the pictures!

Posing for mommy

Attempting to make a snowman

Here's what the result was


Caty and Daddy

Caty and myself

Watching the older kids tobogganing

Testing it out, not too sure about walking on this hard, slippery snow

Having FUN!!

We made an "ice"man instead with some big chunks we found

Our beautiful Sierra Nevada's

Reno had gotten some snow the day after Christmas and there was just enough left
for me to write her name in it

Playing Go Fish with Grandpa

We're hoping to get up to the family cabin, so Caty can experience playing in soft snow!


Melissa Swartley said...

How cute! Caty looks absolutely adorable in her snowsuit! I bet she had such a great time playing in the snow!

Melisa said...

Kids have soooooo much fun in the snow. What a cutie in her snowsuit!

Kim said...

I loved these pics on Facebook and I love them here. I can never get enough Caty smiling! She is just that cute!

Mandy said...

I love the snowsuit. It looks like she was having a great time in ths snow.

You could always come here we have tons of feet of snow. It is over my head in some spots where they have shoveled.

TheFiveDays said...

Natalie loved these pictures, Jaime! Especially the one of Caty throwing the snowball, and of her name written in the snow. Looks like FUN!!!

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