Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It Was Finally WARM Enough To Go Sledding

We have had lots of snowstorms this year but even when we get enough snow for sledding it's been SO cold that nobody wants to be outside to do anything, never mind whipping down a hill to land in a heap of snow at the bottom. We're used to cold here. This is New England. We get winter. But this year the temperatures have consistently been 10 degrees and below and that doesn't even account for wind chill. The poor kids are all going stir crazy because they stay inside more often than they go out for recess because it's just too cold or icy to be outside.

Today is a balmy almost 30 degrees out so with all of the wonderful snow falling, we finally went sledding! The kids were very excited and I was too because what fun is winter if you can't play in the white stuff? I didn't take many pictures because I was sledding with them, but we had a great time and even Maggie lasted for over an hour! Evan not so much but I made him stay anyway because he's almost five and sometimes you just have to do things you don't want to.  We have several hills very close to our house to choose from but today we went to our friend Scott's parents house. They have a big hill in their front yard and the kids love to see if they can jump the driveway!

Maggie has NO fear! She was going down all by herself today and loving it! Especially when we switched to the driveway which is a pretty good hill and much faster than trying to make a path in the lawn. 

Evan wasn't all that interested because he doesn't love having to walk back up the hill (especially since we carry Maggie up) so he ate some snow and complained a good part of the time. 

Braeden and Brayden tried all of the different sleds and then realized just how fast they could go on the driveway. Watch out! An adult always stands at the bottom to stop the sleds from getting too close to the road which is good because these two were flying!

A couple of families in first grade are hosting a sledding party after school on Friday and the kids are very excited to go! Finally we get to enjoy some of the snow without getting frostbite! 

1 comment:

  1. How fun! You got some great pictures too! I don't think we've been in the 30's all week. =( I'm looking forward to some balmy weather myself. ha!