Oct 7, 2009

First Snow!

SUNRISE at MT. RAINIER


WHY DO BOYS ALWAYS HAVE TO STAND ON THE FARTHEST TIP OVERHANGING THE DANGEROUS CLIFF?????
HOW FUNNY IS THIS PICTURE....LOOK AT THEIR FACES, THEY WERE TRYING TO SMILE BUT THE SNOW WAS SOOO COLD TO THEM.
I LOVE MY MAN!!!

BRIAN AND NATHAN ARE GREAT BUDDIES
THIS WAS THE VERY FIRST TIME THEY HAD EVER TOUCHED SNOW

Today we went on an amazing hike at Sunrise on Mt. Rainier and Brian, Josephine and Comfort got to see and touch their first snow!! They were so excited, then they realized how cold it is! It was really funny to talk to them about why your hands hurt when they get cold and how to warm them up. They have never had snowy cold hands before and had no idea how to get them warm.
It was so nice to finally be out doing our favorite activity with the kids. Comfort had to be carried up the trail (it's so great to have a manly 15 year old son prove how strong he is by carrying his heavy little sister up the hill!) but then she was able to walk on the flat parts. She is improving but still has compromised heart function that will keep improving with time. I still am amazed at what a miracle she is, tromping around Mt Rainier like a trooper!
We really have not been hiking the whole summer because we knew that Comfort would not be able to so this was a great treat for us.
Next summer we are definitely going hiking at Sunrise, anyone want to join us?? Knox family maybe? Ryan, Tamara, Cassidy and our new granddaughter in a pack?
Lanae

3 comments:

The Hullingers said...

That picture where they are trying to smile is classic! That pretty much shows how I feel about snow too, and I have had it for about 25years of my life.

Everyone looks wonderful. It's good to "see" you all again.

Lois said...

How awesome! Aren't all the first so much fun with the kids?! They look incredibly happy :)

Sheri K said...

We're in for next summer! Probably Comfort will be surpassing me by next summer, but usually I can't go much past the first big glacier on Mt Rainier.

Sheri & The Knox's