Here are the girls, playing Crazy Eights in the cabin this morning. How many 70s items can you spot in this picture?
Today, we decided all that beaching needed a little snow to balance it out, so we threw on some snuggly fleeces and drove around in search of the white stuff. The best snow to be had was at Sierra Ski Ranch (I think they call it something else now, but that’s what we’ve called it for almost 40 years, and we’re not about to change now). The girls were ebullient (like they’re ever not, haha). Only in Tahoe could you choose whether to spend your day in shorts at the beach or jackets in the snow.
Uncle Bobby (who deserves a medal for twin wrangling) hauled the wiggly, squirmy, twisty girls up a hill and plopped them on a sled.
Yeah, it was fun.
It was so cool to stand with Ro and Ree in the place where we learned to ski back when I was four (Bobby claims he was two, but that’s just a tall tale, I’m sure).
After I shelled out ten bucks for those sand toys, you KNOW we were going to put them to good use. And they worked just dandy with the snow. Heh.
Aunt Jane is the only adult I know who can squat as long as the Hubei Honeys. Dang, she is flexible!
Eating snow is almost as good as sledding on it:
My dad wasn’t satisfied with the plane’s take-off performance at Tahoe altitude, so he decided we’d better play it safe and drive home. So Bobby and Jane drove us southbound, and dad drove northbound, and we met in the middle and then cruised home in the van. (Thanks guys!) I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Ro and Ree were still pretty comfy on the way home.
A really, really nice vacation. It feels like we packed an awful lot of relaxed joy into a few days, and we’re already missing that gorgeous blue sky in Tahoe. Tomorrow is back to reality –- preschool, swim lessons, laundry, attempting to get the pigsty of a house back in order, To Do lists, doctor’s stuff for me, grocery shopping, sleeplessness (because they girls always think they need to wake me up a few times a night when TubaDad’s traveling), unpacking from Tahoe and Hawaii (since I just dumped out the Hawaii suitcases and crammed in the Tahoe stuff)(yes, I know it’s my own damn fault, I detest unpacking and will put it off for months unless something forces my hand), trip planning to Chicago, a visit from Catherine and Hannah over the Fourth of July (Oh the partying we’ll introduce little Hannah too…), a Utah trip to meet up with all the bloggers who have known each since before we were mamas. Yeah, I have a few things to get done…