January 26, 2007

Sledding Day

Taking advantage of the fabulous weather yesterday we spent nearly the whole day sledding - knowing that the cold was coming. It was great fun. In the morning we went to a small playgroup for homeschool families with younger kids. Rhiannon and Ciaran went outside and spent the morning sledding, snowboarding and enjoying the snow for a solid two hours. Then we headed back to the house for lunch and to dry out clothes.

We then joined many families from our support group on a nearby big sledding hill. I would estimate we had well over 50 kids there in varying ages. Sirah was among the youngest actually sledding (though there were babies being held) and I think we had quite a few teenagers in the mix as well. It was a great time, no terrible injuries though a few scraps and bumps and heart stopping moments.

Sirah was as happy as could be as she had an entourage of girls in the 9-14 year old range who were all too happy to take turns sledding her down the hill and walking back up with her. Ciaran started sledding the moment we arrived and stopped begrudgingly when I said he needed to leave two hours later. Rhiannon also enjoyed herself with a group of friends until she literally flipped off and over her sled landing on her back - she is ok but was ready to stop for some hot cocoa at that point and some warming up in the nearby building.

It was fun to see all these kids enjoying the sledding hill on an otherwise quiet afternoon with no one around. It was perfect weather as we are back indoors today with single digits and negative wind chills. The kids slept well and had a great day. So did I. I got to spend the whole day chatting with my friends!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like everyone had a great time. I hope pictures will follow

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