We bundled the troops up and headed to Cradle Mountain to the snow on Saturday. Last week was FREEZING and we knew that we should make the most of the cold and have a snow trip before it was too late. So after two or three layers of clothing and a quick stop to Kathmandu to buy everyone a pair of decent gloves we were set! The gloves were on sale, but still a little pricey so I made sure we got them way too big for the kids - Oscar will be wearing his until he is 15!! But it definitley made for happy kids at the snow, no crying that hands were cold and lots of time for fun playing...
It really was a perfect day...great snow cover, no wind, lots of open spaces to run around in. Tommy was a little off though and later we realised that he was sick and has had a fever ever since. He was okay with lots of cuddles though.
We had to drag the big two away for lunch and had a delicious meal at the Cradle Mountain Lodge - our favourite stop every time we visit the mountain. The meals are delicious and huge and there is a massive log fire to get warm by after being outside in the cold. The kids had a ball - it really is great now that they are getting older that they are able to enjoy outings like this, babies in the snow is not much fun, heaps easier when they can run around on their own and enjoy themselves!
They are already asking when we are going to go back...hopefully we'll make it again in the next few weeks - get some more use out of their gloves ;) although Oscar and Lil were up at 7am playing on the swing set outside with their gloves on!!