Our trip back the States was very much needed as our frustration level in Manila has reached an all-time peak. We wanted snow and cold and boy did we ever get it! One day in Idaho, we woke up to -18 degrees farenheit (that is -27.777 celsius) THAT IS COLD and even more cold to us coming from the muggy humidity and heat of the tropics. Holden was so thrilled to play outside in the snow he barely noticed the temperature and there were days we struggled to even get him back in the house to warm up.
While we were in Idaho we recovered from some serious jetlag and spent some much-needed time with the folks that matter the most to us and Holden was adored and spoiled to pieces my his grandmommies. He was tolerated quite well by his 11 year old Uncle Caleb, who was great to mimick and play with. We spent a few days in Sun Valley where we really enjoyed the snowy blizzard and went ice skating and sledding!
A few Holdenisms from our trip:
"Holden pick that up please."
"I don't want to pick it up, I'm not a yaya!"
(Oh please, this sounds like trouble!!!)
"Grandma, can I have a drink of water?"
As she turns on the sink faucet and fills him up a glass, "I didn't know that is where water comes from!" (Obviously we don't drink tap water here and unbeknownst to him, other people do)
enjoying the warmth of the fire place
ice skating in Sun Valley
There was a lot of snow eaten
Holden and Uncle Caleb
Ice sculpture in Sun Valley
A lot of following of Caleb
just snoozing with great grandma Shirley and the cat
A lot of PSP and Wii playing
More attention for Uncle Caleb
A lot of throwing mom (grandma Susan) in the snow