We set off on our long drive to Hotham at about 10.30 (it takes about 5 hours to get there) We managed to make it up there by about 5pm with only one stop on the way (a pretty good effort with two little kids!) Jacob and Esme were fascinated with watching the snow on the side of the road on the way up the mountain.
Today was snow play day! After a relaxing morning in the lodge, we headed out in the afternoon to play in the snow. Lots of fun was had by all, you can check out some of our adventures in the snow here
Today we took Jacob out to do some skiing. He'd been nagging us to go on the lift since we got in the car to drive up to Hotham so thought we'd better take him out before he drove us mad. We spent the afternoon on the Big D (beginners slope). Check out this video of Jacob skiing with us and the photos
The weather wasn't that great today. We would get brief patches of snow but most of the day it was raining which doesn't make it very pleasant to be outside! Daddy and Jacob still ventured out in the afternoon though and continued to build their igloo (I just wish we'd taken a photo of it before we left!)
Last day today! We were up and packed early, ready for the long car trip home. Jacob was sad to leave the snow. He's even started talking about the next time we go to the snow (I'm thinking we might get a little sick of hearing about it given this isn't until next year!) Mummy and Daddy were a little sad that they didn't get to do any skiing on their own but given that the snow season wasn't that great this year and half the lifts weren't open it wasn't really worth it.
I have to say, it is nice to be home and sleeping in our own beds again!