Every year, we go sledding. We were wondering if we would have the chance this year since we have received very little snow since Christmas and we have had some very warm weeks.
Today, when we woke up to a few inches of snow, the kids ran to shovel neighbors’s driveways and then we left to enjoy the sledding hills. We were thankful there was not enough snow to cancel nearby schools but enough that sledding would be fun.
We all enjoyed ourselves very much and spent over two hours playing outside. Since Megan did not mind the snow in her face for the first time and it seemed to make her laugh even louder, the kids tried new ways sledding down the hill. They raced each other and tried to get everyone to sled together as a group.
I enjoyed watching the kids interact with each other. They all wanted to play together and even though they split up sometimes and played alone, they seemed to have more fun being together. I am so thankful that even though the kids are different ages and all have different personalities, they are all best friends!
Adrian found a bunch of ice by the fire pit and ran to tell me about his discovery. The pieces were very delicate and broke in very different ways. I was glad we were able to capture some neat sculptures before they disappeared.
My great nephew came to visit today. He is usually very happy and loves to play with the kids, but we woke him up from his nap accidentally so he was not as cheerful as normal. I loved how his “puppy dog” eyes told us so much!
Audrey is most interested in Monarch butterflies, but she also enjoys photographing the outdoors. This year she earned Honorable Mentions for her “Momma” and “Fairy Door” photographs at this years Elkhart County Parks Photo Contest.
This was the second year that Megan entered pictures into the Elkhart County Parks Photo Contest. She works very hard getting good pictures and hopes to earn a ribbon next year. She asked Mr. Courtney (who is in charge) and he said she was youngest to enter any pictures! We learned later that the next youngest entry was taken by a ten year old.
As one of the youngest participants, Adrian won an honorable mention with his White Crocus in this years Elkhart County Parks Photo Contest. He enjoys taking pictures and he often takes a lot! I am really proud of how he is improving.