Snow Mountain

My parents bought us season passes to Stone Mountain Park for Christmas this year. Believe me, we have already put them to good use. My kids LOVE that place. When they saw a newly erected Snow Mountain on the lawn, they couldn't wait to go tubing and play in the snow!

Ironically enough (or was it just a coincidence? Is it true irony?), the weekend we went down to Atlanta to play in the snow machine snow, it actually "for real" snowed here.

And not just a light dusting. No, some areas got up to 4 inches!!!

And we missed it.

Honestly, I think I was more disappointed than the kids were!  (Please don't remind me that this would have been Jocelyn's very first snow!)

But we had fun at Snow Mountain anyway. It was not advisable to take pictures while we were all tubing down the lanes so our picture proof is somewhat limited.

Jayce experienced a little sensory overload and also a lot of anxiety about going tubing. But once he went down once (as a family, with me and Jaina in the same big tube), he wanted to go again! We got to take 6 runs before our allotted time was up.

The kids could play on the Little Kid lanes as much as they wanted, though.

Pulling your tube up was quite the work out for Jayce. Many kind workers helped him while we were there. 

We also got to hang out with Aunt Jami (Who turned 23 years old last weekend! God, does that make me feel old!)

Then we went over to my brother Jeff's house to see him and his girl friend Pam.

Pam and Jocelyn watched Dora. It was one of the only ways to keep her from messing with all the cords and wires at Jeff's house!

Jayce had taught himself how to play Poker on his Nintendo DSi. But Uncle Jeff taught him the real way to play. With chips and everything. Jaina was the triumphant winner and would have taken home quite the earnings if they had been playing for real money. (which she fully intends to do once she finds someone to play with her).

I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't take a single picture of Dad or Kim the entire weekend. My dad isn't feeling so hot these days; he needs more reconstruction surgery on his ankle and foot. Kim spends her free time taking care of him. Although we go primarily to visit them, we also try to entertain ourselves and not crowd the house with childhood antics.

The kids are already planning our next trip at Spring Break :)


  1. I wonder how long they will have Snow Mtn up? My kids would flip out from excitement over that. If I can convince John, we might have to go check it out. I've always enjoyed going to Stone Mtn.


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