We love to go sledding! However, we have a few rules on when we go sledding at the park. We do not go on weekends or if schools are cancelled for the day. We also do not go sledding late in the day. Lastly, if the sledding hills have been ruined by people building ramps, we go home. We have had too many friends get hurt sledding!
The kids and I still go sledding as often as we can. Many mornings we dress very warmly and spend a short time at the park before doing errands. We get exercise, are outside and have a break from our normal day!
Megan wanted to tell you about her first sledding this year. We did not go to the park, but went on our own special hill Daddy taught the kids how to build years ago.
Audrey started the sledding hill this morning. She built it on the stairs to the porch. Adrian did most of the rest of it. Then I came in and I helped with it. Then I played on it while Adrian worked on it some more.
Then Marky came and tried it. He did not go that far and made lots of holes! He had to fix them. Then we fixed it some more. Then went sledding.
We had lots of fun! We are going to let it sit awhile and build it up some more. Then we can play on it tomorrow and maybe all week!
Now, I am making some hot chocolate for me and Adrian and Mark. That is the best way to end sledding.
For years, the kids measured their growth by the nutcracker at church. We changed churches and stopped that tradition. Yesterday, we went to a concert at our old church and saw a few old friends. We discovered our nutcracker shrunk a lot!
While Megan was doing her math this morning, I heard her talking to Thor. “If you have two treats and I gave you five more because you are a good boy, how many treats do you have? Two plus five equals seven!”
She worked a little longer and Thor decided to leave. Megan stood up, gave him a great big hug and said, “Thank you Thor for helping me do my math. You are a big helper!”
It started snowing around 2:00 today and the kids went outside once the grass turned white. Except for a quick dinner of soup, the kids played outside until Allan took the older ones to their church program. The younger two and I stayed outside until it was too dark to see.