Monday, November 12, 2012

Sledding for the First Time

Kids make things magical.  I am not a fan of the snow, not even a little bit but today we decided to take Catie sledding for the first time and we had so much fun it worth all the trouble.

First we bought a cheap sled and bundled the girls up like marshmallows

And headed outside.

Frosted Mini Wiebes.

We walked to a hill really close to our house, Catie in the sled and Eden in this awesome wooden sled my Mother-in-law found.

Here's her first trip down with Daddy, once she reached the bottom she immediately shouted, "Let's go again!"

I had pretty low expectations for Eden's behaviour.  I expected to spend a few minutes with Brad and Catie and then I'd go home with mad Eden, leaving them to continue.  It looked like that was exactly what was going to happen until she surprised us by falling asleep.

She spent the rest of her time here, fast asleep and missing a shoe.

I even took a couple turns down the hill, though my skill was much worse than Daddy's and we always ended in a gentle crash.

Climbing the hill.  We were very impressed that Catie pulled her own sled up every single time.  When she got too tired we came home.

Crashed at he bottom of the hill.

It wasn't long before Catie was ready to go down on her own, she loved it every time.

Climbing yet again.

There are these moments you plan in your head.. family outings that are magical and memorable and perfect and 9 times out of 10 they end in disaster and chaos and are nothing like you thought they'd be.  This was one of the exceptions.  We had a fantastic time, Eden slept, Catie laughed, the weather was beautiful, everyone was warm enough and we'll go again for sure.