Did I mention it was cold in Idaho? I've become a lightweight when it comes to weather since living in Oregon. But the frost sure was pretty.
Luckily, there were a few things to keep us active. Adam was happy to play in the Skyline alumni b-ball tournament, especially since he had the chance to play against his younger brother.
Meanwhile, the girls were busy navigating the murky waters of gender relations (check out that little guy's face...priceless!) I've asked Claire what they were talking about, and she just said they were fighting about who was younger.
Henry got some good snuggle time with Grandpa.
And these two just had fun.
We made another outing to iJump, and Claire was in heaven, of course.
Adam showed no mercy on the dodge ball front.
Henry got some more snuggle time with Grandpa (it was pretty chilly in there).
A pretty great way to spend one's first birthday, right? But more on that later...
On our last evening there, we spent a lovely time at Grandma and Grandpa Belnaps' home. The kids were treated to some fun presents, picked specially by their Great-grandma.
Claire got a doll that plays music.
And Henry got this black dog, which he still crawls by and gives a snuggle on a regular basis.
The girls got in some last-minute play time before it was time for us to head out. It involved spinning each other on this chair.
Our drive back was pretty clear, but reminders of the crazy snow and slippery roads from the night before were ever-present. (Can you spot the eagle?)
Unfortunately, there had been a pretty serious bus accident on the mountain pass the morning we left Idaho, and by the time we hit Baker City, the freeway was shut down and we were diverted off the road at about 3pm. So what to do on a Sunday afternoon with two children in Baker City, OR? Well, we hung out at the library for as long as we could, which didn't amount to long, since it closed at 4.
We checked the road conditions about every two seconds to see if the roads had been reopened by some miracle, while the kids busied themselves with writing and book dropping.
Then we drove around town for a little while. After that, we headed to Pizza Hut and discussed the possibility of getting a motel room. My sister would be flying in the next morning, so I made alternate arrangements to have her picked up in case we needed to spend the night. But thankfully, the road reopened a little while later. So we just sat and goofed around before eating our pizza and heading back out on the road.