But yes! Finally some winter weather. And snow days. The first - two weeks ago - was really more of an "ice day", no real snow to speak of. But the yard was slippery enough that we got some good use of the sled. The only real disappointment for either of us was that no real snow means no snow slushies. Grant remembered the snow slushies from last year, he was a bit sad about missing out on those (and so was I).
We managed to find a couple good spots in our yard where we could make the sled really go and, of course, I pulled him in laps around the house.
|Not much on the ground, but it was slippery!|
|He kept throwing his hands up like he was on a roller coaster.|
|After simply riding down our little slope, he decided|
to "crash" his sled like a race car...every time.
|We found out not long after this that a coyote lives|
back there...so this was our last adventure in the woods!
|That didn't work out too well for me.|
|We got just a little bit of real snow that evening, but it didn't last long.|
After a nap, though, it was time to play outside! Last year my sister sent Grant a pair of snow pants and he hates them. He actually cried when I made him wear them the first time (the "ice day" above). Quite ridiculous, yes? Kids. Anyway, no snow pants = no playing outside so he didn't give me a hard time anymore.
|They're a little big so I think he felt silly but they work!|
And more sledding...and snow balls...
|So happy :)|
And, of course, he had to eat the snow too.
I love snow! And I love spending our snow days like this. It doesn't happen often so I try to enjoy it. Grant looks at me with disbelief when I tell him I used to get to play like this all the time in the winter where I grew up. He wants to go up to NY one winter to see Aunt Shauna and to see all that snow. I hope we get to make that happen sometime!