Yesterday our original plans to visit a museum in a nearby town were foiled by the possibility of freezing rain and dangerous roads. So instead we stayed close to home and hit the hills!
The temperature was just under 0 degrees Celcius, so the day felt balmy and pleasant compared to the freezing cold days we have been dealing with lately!
We bundled the kids up (and dressed ourselves appropriately, too) and walked to a nearby park with hills just big enough to be exciting but not too hard to climb!
Santa Claus brought this three-seater, air-filled toboggan three years ago and it has had tons of use since then. All three kids can easily ride together, or they can take turns doing runs on their own.
This picture (below) makes me chuckle because the boys are playing "Rock, Scissors, Paper" to decide who will go down next. It took a few rounds before they realized they had to take their mittens off in order to play the game fairly!!
Though the temperatures felt warm, there was little to no sunshine. However, the world was aglow with the "whiteness" of it all - even Camden's freckles seem to be amplified!
Kevin joined in to the sliding right away while I stood back and acted as chief photographer. The kids love how much speed Daddy's push-offs add to each ride!
Before long I handed the camera to Kevin and I, too, took to the hill.
I had a good run with each of the kids and loved every minute of it!!
More snow fell today, leaving a fresh coating on our favourite hill. The kids are already asking if we can sled again tomorrow after school.
I don't see why not?
It gets us outside, it's good exercise and it is a ton of FUN!!
Come back soon!