|Abigail trying to use a brother's handgripper|
|Nate's present this spring|
|Everyone likes it|
|"I'm the pinkest queen!"|
|Provided translation service so this sliding door no longer reads push!|
|Setting up the tent for summer|
|Start of our trip to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain;|
the one thing we wanted to do is ride the cable car up to the top of the mountain.
|The first day was all driving;|
this was a potty break.
We made an 11 hour trip with surprisingly few stops.
|So we paid the large entry fee to just watch our kids pick up rocks near the parking lots|
for a while.
|Good view in the distance though|
|We walked through a lot of old town,|
because the only parking was on the opposite side of the restaurants we wanted.
These umbrellas were pretty though.
|Alright here is what we want.|
|First up McDonalds|
|The boys can eat a seriously large amount now.|
Each ate their own double cheeseburger, 5 chicken nuggets, fries, coke, and (small) McFlurry.
Good thing we don't eat here often.
|Next we went to Pizza Hut to order pizza to go for later.|
Hot corn juice anyone? It gets a thumbs up from the menu...
|Old minority flair to this chain restaurant|
|We were in a hurry to order so we asked for a pepperoni, supreme, and tomato bacon without|
really looking at the characters...
|Pepperoni good and normal|
|Eating in our hotel room later.|
(The room was really basic, but the beds were much softer than most so we were happy.)
|OK, so you say tomato...|
we say potato...
We realized thin in the restaurant and told them about the translation mistake.
They were sorry about the mistake, but we said it was OK we just wanted them to know.
They gave us free orange juices...
|Then when we actually started eating it,|
we realized that not only was there the tomato/potato switch and mayo on top,
but the "sauce" was egg salad.
Definitely not terrible. But not exactly good either.
That will teach us to read more carefully.
|Supreme was fine and good.|
It could have used more sauce, but at least it didn't have egg salad.
|Do they have this on the boxes in the states?|
|Trying again the next day.|
Both days we passed the mountain at dawn we could see a little rainbow in front.
You can just barely make it out in the middle of this picture.
|We got complimentary O2 bottles as part of our tour package|
|The views were really amazing|
|At the top!|
|We made it!|
|They had this very furry thing,|
which I think was actually an alpaca
you could pay to get your picture with.
|You could keep walking up, up, up for a while.|
We just went slow and no one needed oxygen.
|The view was really amazing.|
I have to say, I don't think I've ever been anywhere where I
felt as on top of the actual world before.
|It was not that cold,|
but really windy.
|The wind and blowing snow bothered the two youngest.|
|Aaron was the one who most wanted to do this out of all of us.|
The was the one place he wanted to visit out of anywhere in the country.
So we decided to try it and make it part of his birthday present.
We were so glad we made it up.
|I think he really enjoyed it.|
|Lots of snowball fights on top of the world.|
Also, notice the name of the cafe on the far right.
We decided it got it's name because chocolate milk was $7.
|Abigail got really cold so we sat inside for a little bit.|
This isn't the most beautiful picture,
but you can see the pole and cables that the cable cars run on.
|Some funny chinglish.|
Unfortunately not everyone followed this particular piece of advice.
|But we didn't need to use this!|
I actually can't remember the last time we traveled and
I didn't have one kid throw up on me, so I was pretty happy.
|Not all the potties were civilized though.|
Abigail was so happy to get back home to her own potty seat
and not have to use any more of the ones labeled
|Boys rock collection|
|Headed back home!|
So thankful to make it back a little after midnight.
|Then it was my birthday!|
|And everybody spoiled me|
|The boys did a lot of work for me|
|They cooked lunch!|
Aaron made me a heart shaped pancake, because he is a sweetheart.
|They made pizza and cheesecake too,|
with just a little bit of help from dad.
|Also, a very special candles, just because you can here.|
In case you need a laugh. ;)
It was a great birthday.