Today, I realized that this last snowfall might very well be our last for the year and I've been horrible about taking the kids sledding. It's not really my fault because taking them sledding can be pretty torturous. Zoe likes to sled if she's in a good mood, but Owen is at a stage in which many things make him nervous and sledding has been one of those things this year. It was hard enough when Nathan and I took them together once so I never ever ever found the energy to give it a try on my own. Today was so beautiful though and since our sledding hill is pretty much right across the street from us, I decided to give it one last go. I figured if it didn't work out, at least it was warm enough to not have to add being freezing cold on top of it all. I can say that I'm glad we tried it, but I also have to admit that it was almost a total bust. I say almost because Zoe went down a few times and Owen and I successfully went down together once. When I tried to get him to go down again though, he threw a fit and refused to believe me when I reminded him that just 3 minutes before, he had gone down the hill laughing hysterically and yelling "YAHOOOOO!". Zoe starting whining "I'm tired of walking" after run #3 so we officially bagged it and played at the playground for a bit before heading home. Oh well! Hopefully, winter is now thoroughly convinced that I've done my best to enjoy it and will give us a break for a few months.
|Scott Carpenter, aka "The Rocketship" Park|
|I have a picture of Zoe doing this from when we first moved here. Crazy.|
|I don't know what you call these things...they make your voice sound kind of tinny when you sit between them and talk|
If nothing else, the venture out helped with the cabin fever problem. We seemed to get along a bit better than we have been after getting back. The kids picked out a bag of marshmallows at the grocery store yesterday for their treat this week, so today after lunch they built some stuff with toothpicks and marshmallows. Zoe seemed to vaguely remember doing this a couple of years ago because she quietly said a couple of times: "Wow, we haven't done this in a really long time..." which is weird to me.
|Owen made a ballerina and was asking it all kinds of kooky questions before munching the marshmallows off the toothpicks..."Bowahweena? Weah is da paint? Oh! Sank you!" munch Huh? Weirdo|