We were snowed in from December 19th - 24th, but we took advantage of the time we had to get out and enjoy the snow!
Our first snow outing of the year was a short 15 minute walk on December 19th. We tried pulling all the kids on one sled, but Opal fell off and Bubba cried, so we found a saucer and stuck Bubba on it, strapped them all in and Peter carried Opal. We just walked up our street, to get the kids used to the sleds.
Mama pulling the sleds.
Dada and Eben went for a 5 hour night walk the next day. Eben got some much needed alone time with Dada and got to use his headlight. Double bonus!
On Dec. 21 right after breakfast, we pulled the kids on the sleds on a mile walk to Pierce College and sledded with Grace, Nathaniel and John. Then we walked back to the Schock's house where Shari had home made chili and cornbread waiting for us. We played and hung out until dark watching the snow fall and drinking hot cocoa, and then walked back home again in the much deeper snow. It was the most relaxing winter day!
On the morning of the 22nd, we brought the snow in to us. We made snowmen, snowplanes, snow jetskis, and cooked snow on the kitchen table. It kept the kids busy for 2 hours!!! And they didn't get cold. We spent the rest of the evening sledding until bedtime forced us back into the house.
Dada and Opal sledding the next night, Dec. 23rd.
Here's the perfect sledding hill that we found right outside our house: