Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Break in Montana

Most people venture off to a warm, sunny beach for Spring Break. Not the Thomas clan- we headed west to Montana! We arrived on Sunday (3/30) and stayed until Saturday.
You know, just a LITTLE bit of snow out the window (and it was snowing even more)

Cabin fever quickly set in and the children were climbing the walls the first day 

On Monday, we went to Whitefish Mountain Resort for ski lessons (James took a 1 hour and Adelyn took a 2 hour lesson). Check out the layers of snow on the roof!
 Mr. Cool in his ski gear
 Jesse has been Adelyn's ski instructor the past 2 years. James called him "Mr. Jet Ski". He did pretty good for his first time! 
Adelyn has her tongue out in almost every picture!

We found a Groupon to stay at the Isaak Walton in their caboose for 2 nights (we stayed one night and Seth's sister and her kids stayed the next). We rode in the Kabudo over the train tracks to our caboose. 

Home Sweet Home (see the top window....that's the "loft" where Seth and I slept. The ceiling was about 2 feet away from the bed)
The kids LOVED, LOVED, LOVED staying here. 
 James is clutching a Frozen princess
 The next morning, they woke up at 5 a.m. We watched Planes, ate a yummy breakfast, and went outside to play
 James played with his Planes characters and Adelyn made little snow houses for her princess dolls. 
Easy to climb the roofs here! They had fun sliding down!
Wednesday was a shopping day for the girls. Check out this bicycle/motorcycle. Love downtown Whitefish!
Hat shopping with Melissa and Emily

 Thursday was another morning of ski lessons. Mr. Jet Ski made it fun for James by "jumping" the hills

Follow the leader

Seth's mom took James back to the house with her and Seth and I skied with Adelyn. 

Ski lift- ready for our first time skiing together!

Here is a video of Adelyn skiing. She thinks she's super cool waving to her cousins in the chairlift above her.

 Making her pizza to stop!
But she fell. She fell a lot. Overall, I think she did really well though! We went down probably 5 times. The hardest thing was teaching her to get back up on those skis!

 On Friday, we snow shoed down to the river
 James had his last trip in a hiking backpack. 
 He stayed awake for about 10 minutes. 

Beautiful Flathead River

Sweet, tired little girl!

Fun, fun week in Montana! Now, bring me a beach trip! I am DONE with winter :)

No comments: