Friday, March 19, 2010

I 'heart' snow!!!

It is spring break for me this week - I have been looking forward to this week since Christmas - I originally thought that I would pull the kids out of school for a few days and go somewhere fun - it didn't happen. But we did do something fun today after school. After 3 days of 60+ degree weather we woke up to snow this morning - so here are pictures of our after school sledding outing (maybe the last of the season?)
Here is Ethan trying the snowboard - he actually did quite well - especially for the generic snowboard - he kept his balance the whole way down the hill.
Miles liked to get a running start - I even caught some of the air under him in this picture.

Abby's favorite part of sledding is crashing - in fact, when I told them we had to go pick up the twins, Abby asked if she could do one more "crash".

These next pictures are from Christmas - I never got around to posting about them. For Christmas this year, instead of getting the kids a present, I gave them each coupons for activities with me. The boys got snowboarding coupons and they used them the next day. I think that this might turn into a tradition - the boys (AND I) loved it. I need to give a big THANK YOU to my brother, Michael - he came with us and not only taught Miles how to snowboard, but he helped me a bit too (I haven't been since collage - well, the first time I went to collage).
Ethan didn't snowboard, but is looking forward to growing into Miles's snowboard next year -here he is on his ski's. When we started skiing Michael was helping Miles and I was with Ethan - we had to switch though because I was having a hard time keeping up with Ethan - he is a speedster!!!

Miles picked up the snowboard really quickly - and loved it! He even talked Michael into taking him again a few weeks later when Michael was in town for my Grandpa's 90th birthday celebration.

Thanks Michael!!!! (Oh - and it was night skiing, as you can probably see from this picture).

We have had a fun winter, but as much as I love the snow, I am now ready to retire the sleds to the shed and get out the bikes. Here's hoping spring is soon coming!!!

1 comment:

Michele Alger said...

I started that coupon tradition a few years ago, I don't even remember how it started except that we were trying to figure out how to keep Easter more Christ centered. The children loved it so much, I don't dare stop! ;-)