Take it easy. La la la. Ok, I’m not really a Foghat fan, I just couldn’t think of a better title for this post. Anyhoo, S had a blast this morning taking her new sled from Grandma & Grandpa for a spin. I have to admit, when my parents pulled the orange sled out of their car, I was like WHAT?! You’re giving her a sled? Immediately I pictured her racing down hills and getting hurt. She’s too young for that! Um, ok paranoid momma. Chill. Once I realized that I could simply pull S along behind me, rather than take her to the big sled hill and send her off, I started to like the idea more.
I showed S the sled we had stashed in the garage when we got home from school on Friday. She was so excited. Since I knew we were supposed to get some overnight snow, I promised that we could go sledding tomorrow when she woke up. She was game.
Saturday morning came too quickly (thanks to our human alarm clock, programmed to NEVER SLEEP IN. EVER.). I quickly got us fed and shoveled the driveway, then I came inside and bundled up S in her thirty bazillion layers. Dadda and C-dog got in on the fun. Despite the frigid 18 degree temps, everyone had a blast. We took S around the unshoveled sidewalks first and then trekked across the street to the park. Now, we haven’t been to the park since, well, since before there was snow. S was in heaven. MY PARK! she shouted upon arrival.
Swings were first on the list, then the dinosaurs, then the sandbox…er, snowbox, then the stairs up the playground, over the bridge, and once we figured out that there’s probably a good reason kids don’t play on playground equipment in the winter (minor slip, but momma was right there), we made a quick decent down the slide. Good thing dadda was at the end to catch her! Snowpants and a snowcovered slide=extrafast.
Love how she’s all smooshed in this one!
After all that playing, S decided it was time for a picnic. She dilligently brushed off the benches on the picnic table and made us all “ice cream”, complete with blueberries that she picked from a nearby bush. ‘Cause who doesn’t want blueberry ice cream when you’re outside in cheek-freezing temps??
S could have stayed outside all morning, but Mommy and Daddy are wimps and were getting a bit cold, so we headed home. S enjoyed pulling her sled home by herself. Fun family time outside doesn’t happen much for us in WI in the wintertime. I’m glad S got to enjoy her new sled and get some fresh air.