Wednesday, December 9, 2009

1st trip to the snow..and one I wont soon forget!

We recently had a ton of rain here and I thought it would be a good idea to go up to the mountains the next day cause I knew there would be alot of fresh snow. My sister had the day off of work so I figured we could go up since Aven had never been to the snow.

She called me from Target and asked me if Aven had any snow clothes. I told her that he didn't but I would put enough layers of clothes on him he would be fine. Of course she bought him a bunch of snow gear for the trip and even bought him a toy to play with so he didn't get bored and bought a Christmas sing along CD for the trip.

We headed up to Mt. Baldy and the day was looking like it would be a great one.

The drive up was so pretty and I was so happy that I thought of such a great way to spend our day.

As soon as we got out of the car Aven was loving all the snow.

My sister even brought her baby with us.

Aven would pick up handfuls of the snow and start eating it and look at us and say..."It's good!"


We spent about an hour playing in the snow. We all started to get a little cold and decided we better get going before the sun goes down.

Say bye, bye to the snow!

This is when I realized that my idea of going to the mountains 7 months pregnant with a toddler and a dog didn't seem like the greatest idea I had come up with.

As we were walking back to the car getting all our stuff off I hear my sister say, "OH MY GOD." I look back and she said. "I have the keys to your car not mine." "WHAT?, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?"

"Great, what are we going to do?" I said. Both our cell phones were locked in her car..(not that you can get service up there) We stood there for a few minutes wondering how the heck this could be. We were both freezing and Aven was starting to get fussy. I immediately thought that we were all going to be on that show I survived, or be on the 6 o'clock news when they realize we are missing.

I told her that we better think of something fast because the clouds are rolling in and it's gonna get dark soon. So there was really only one thing for us to do. We had to start walking to get help. Since I declined the offer to get real snow boots earlier in the day I was wearing normal tennis shoes which I have discovered aren't made for pregnant woman holding babies walking in the snow. I looked like Bambi learning how to walk and almost fell a few times.

We walked to this house/cabin/snack bar that some guy owns and asked if there was a way we could use his phone or if he had something we could get into the car with. Of course we had no money and couldn't buy the slim jim that he had so she gave him MY car keys for collateral so he would know we'd come back to pay him. So we take another walk back up the hill to try and break into her car. Apparently Chino High didn't teach me much cause we had no luck getting in the car.

This time I decided to stay with Aven and the Dog at the car and she made the trip back to the guys house to figure out a plan C. By this time Aven was super cranky and getting hungry and cold. He started crying and decided to head butt me in the lips which made start bleeding. I was almost in tears thinking "what else can go wrong today?" I came so close to breaking her window and getting in the car.

Finally, she comes back up the hill and lets me know that her husband is on his way with the keys and the guy said that we can come down and stay inside his cabin/snack shop to keep warm until he shows up. So I make the trip back down the hill carrying Aven and trying not to fall.

I ended up hanging out in this snack shop for about an hour talking to this guy and hoping that Aven didn't get us kicked out of there with his screaming. Finally her husband gets there and we were able to get in her car. We paid the guy for the slim jim and he sent us on our way with our free hot coco. FINALLY we were on our way back home and our day would be over.

Or so I thought..... We made the drive back down the hill and got to the bottom when my sister asked me if I got my keys back from Mr. Mountain man....UMMMM NO??? I thought you got them? UMMMM NO.

So we had to drive back up the mountain once again and get the keys to my car. Mr. Mountain man was happy to see me again and sent us back on our way with more hot coco.

We finally ended up getting home when it was dark but we did make it home.

I wont be thinking of any more great ideas anytime soon.
All in all we had a good time and I will not soon forget Aven's first trip to the mountains. He had a good time and that's all that mattered :)


Courtney said...

Glad ya'll made it home safe...You could have called me to come get you:) Lets hope Brendas baby didnt make any yellow snow for Aven to eat;)

Heather said...

Omg! Im sorry, I couldn't help but laugh at the part when you both realized you forgot your keys after all that! At least you won't ever forget that trip!! I'm glad you are all safe and warm now =)

Shalay said...

Hahaha that sounds like a nightmare! Sorry to laugh, but I'm sure it will be a funny story to tell someday. At least you got some great pictures!

Susannah said...

Wow, that sounds like a nightmare! Glad you are all okay, and that will be a great story to tell Aven when he's older! :D

Allison said...

Bless your heart! Im so sorry that you had such a long long day! At least you wont forget Aven's first snow trip :)

katie said...

Sounds like one of my great ideas! Glad you guys finally made it home safe!