SNOW DAY | Tonya Staab

For all the Americans reading, yes I said SNOW ha ha.  It is winter down under  so even though you are all enjoying the wonderful warm weather and sandy beaches I'm shivering in my britches.

We bundled all of the kids into cars bright and early this morning, my brother and sister took the day off work and we headed off to the snow.  This was the twins first time seeing snow and they LOVED it.  The whole drive through the mountains Marisol stared out the window saying 'wow, wow'.  I thought for sure that she would have a meltdown of epic proportions once she set foot on the fluffy white stuff though because she'd be too cold and snow would get in her eyes but nope, she was happy as a little clam.


I loved driving through this 'winter wonderland', it was so beautiful … well except for the trees pelting us with massive snowballs – bad trees, baaaaad.

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Me and my big boy and about to throw snowball number 3 at me.


Yes even I braved it and took Miss M on a toboggan ride. Big brave me!

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Marisol and Flynn loved being pulled around on the toboggans.


My dad, my brother and my sister going down the slope with the 3 little ones.

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Flynn was so happy playing in the snow.  Here's Marisol checking out the little snowman that her Auntie Deb and cousin Callan made – she was patting it on the head.


Jay and Callan snow angels

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Jay decided to stand on the toboggan on one of the steeper slopes.  Check out the giant snowball.  Muscles.

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Jane August 10, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Love it!!! Great pics. I am already ready for a snow day here. Ummmmm…those mitten strings are supposed to be inside the coat, you silly!!! 🙂 LOL

Harris Boys August 10, 2008 - 5:00 pm

oh how fun!! I am jealous..I love ths snow…living in Georgia we don’t see it very often. Looks like you guys are having a great time!!!

Threeundertwo August 10, 2008 - 5:00 pm

This is such a deliciously refreshing post to look at on a hot day!

cat August 10, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Beautiful photo with the trees. I am so uninformed that I assumed Aussie had as much snow as we had (uhm – zero?? or almost). I better start reading up a bit.

Terri August 10, 2008 - 5:00 pm

LOVE the first picture of the trees! Looks like you are having a great time! Enjoy yourselves. Stay safe!

queen of everything August 10, 2008 - 5:00 pm

snow how lovely. looks like everyone is enjoying the vacation.

Jenn H August 10, 2008 - 5:00 pm

That looked like a lot of fun!! Noah is yelling at the computer screen, “look at the snow mommy, LOOK!!” Love that Jay made the toboggan into a snowboard!!! The first shot is beautiful, love the winter wonderland! Thanks for the snow fix, I haven’t seen it for about a year and a half, the longest period in my life 🙁 Though I mainly just like looking at it as I get cold really easily and do not like being cold for long!

Kj August 10, 2008 - 5:00 pm

really great pictures. brings back some memories of a snowy day in england. fun fun fun!

TUTU Monkey August 10, 2008 - 5:00 pm

I thought I pushed a wrong button…….SNOW!!! YIKES!!Looks like everyone is enjoying thenew adventure in the white flufyy stuff!! Is it strange not to have Santa jingling bells?Glad you are having fun!!

angie August 10, 2008 - 5:00 pm

It’s beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Talk about changing climates! 🙂

Barbara Manatee August 10, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Come March, I’m sick of the snow and cold weather, but I do love how pretty it often looks when the snow is wet and heavy and coats the trees and nature in a blanket of white. Glad the kiddos got to experience something they wouldn’t normally in CA!

Shannon August 10, 2008 - 5:00 pm

WOW! I am so jealous, I love the snow 🙂 If you havent guessed by my pasty complexion, Im not exactly a beachy-summery person, LOL! I prefer fall winter. Luke was very impressed with Jaydens giant snowball, hell be asking him about that the next time we see you guys!

The Corradetti Clan August 10, 2008 - 5:00 pm

I am so jealous!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I was there. Although we had hail last night and my deck looked like a sheet of ice. Hope you are having a blast.

Lisa amp; Gerald August 10, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Enjoy the snow well you can! heheheheLooks like you all are enjoying it for sure!

The Romero-Schroeder August 10, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Oh i love WINTER, the pictures are just GREAT, i´m glad the kids enjoyed it!

My boys are Army Brats August 10, 2008 - 5:00 pm

I am ready for some snow I hate the heat! The kids look so happy in the snow playing! If I still lived in Alaska I’d only have another month until we got to see snow most years. Unfortunately I’m in Missouri…bleh!

Michelle August 11, 2008 - 5:00 pm

I couldn’t possibly comment on all of the great things I had to catch up on since being MIA for a while, but I love all these photos from your trip. Your dads baby proofing about had me rolling on the floor laughing. LOVE it! It looks like everyone is having such a great time! I hope my trip to Israel starting this Sunday goes so well. 🙂

Misty August 11, 2008 - 5:00 pm

WOW! looks so fun!! i cannot wait for snow here! thank you for the sneak peek into winter for us! glad that you’re having fun, and i totally forgot that it is winter in australia while it is summer here!

Sharlene August 11, 2008 - 5:00 pm

I had no idea it snowed in Australia. I learned something new today. How far was it from your parents house to the snow?

Jaime August 11, 2008 - 5:00 pm

I love all of your pictures! You got some awesome shots!! Looks like you’re managing to have a great time!:)

The Collins Family August 12, 2008 - 5:00 pm

That first shot is gorgeous and I love Jay’s giant snow ball! Looks like you guys are having a great time! We miss you, and I’m so glad you’re able to post so we can still get a little T fix!!

The Burger Blog August 12, 2008 - 5:00 pm

What fun! Last year Liam and Brenna hated it, maybe they will enjoy it more this year. We have such a short summer here, I am not envious though, the snow will be here before we know it.

Jen August 12, 2008 - 5:00 pm

I can’t do snow. I guess it would be good to drive to it when you wanted to play in it. Kind of like going to a waterpark in the summer. It’s so not fun when it disrupts everything you need to get done. In NJ it butts in. In Vermont it’s an afterthought.

SgtSudsWife August 12, 2008 - 5:00 pm

It is so beautiful there.I can’t wait for more snow.Of course in Missouri we get more ice ugh.Keep having some snowy fun for all of us dying here in the heat.

Bre August 12, 2008 - 5:00 pm

The first picture looks like heaven!!!!!! Bring some snow home with you :o)

lisa August 13, 2008 - 5:00 pm

I’m so jealous! I love cold weather. I just said the other day, I was looking forward to bundling up the peeps. So cute! Loved the pics of you tobogotten (sp?)!

CC August 14, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Wow Tonya!I didn’t know it snowed in the land down under! Very cool! Those are some awesome pictures! I have to say, I would LOVE all that snow! Hope you are having a great vacation!

Debbie Moore August 20, 2008 - 5:00 pm

How great that the kids liked it and were able to enjoy it!! I hope mine are as into it this year when it starts falling here!


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