Thursday, December 10, 2009

snow day

In case you didn't has been snowing a lot here in MN the last several days.

Clay & I took Parker out for his first sledding adventure yesterday morning at a nearby hill in Apple Valley. It was cold....and very blustery. After about an hour of getting us all ready (& a few snippy comments between mom & dad about how much time it was taking to get ready, where the boots know the story...surely, if you live here in MN you've had this "conversation" with your spouse before! :)) and out the door, we were headed to the park. We pulled up & I realized that I left my camera at the house. We all piled back into the truck, drove to the apt where Clay ran up to get the "must-have" item. With all the cuddle duds, long-sleeve shirts, snow suits, coats, hats, gloves, mittens, etc., you can imagine how thrilled we were to have to climb back in Troublemaker & go home for the forgotten object (luckily, the snow hill was less than 2 minutes from our place so it wasn't too bad of a drive!). I did feel a little badly about the situation, but I couldn't miss a photo opp of Parker's first sledding experience! :)

After about 5 enthusiastic climbs up the hill & then the exhilarating rides back down, we were done with snow day. It was cold, windy &, for a short time...but cold, windy & wet. At that point, it was lunchtime & we decided a treat to McDonalds for a cheeseburger & indoor playtime sounded like a great plan! Parker hadn't been in awhile, so it was a fun treat for him to get to run around & ride down the slides & such.

One of Parker's favorite things to do the past 2 evenings has been to take drives in Troublemaker with Mama & Daddy. He loves to see out of the truck & watch the wind blowing the snow into drifts. Though his mom isn't much of a "cold-weather" fan, I am glad he is experiencing these exciting wintry moments. :)


Jami said...

Great story, and so true! I am often amazed at how much longer it takes just to get ready to go out in the cold! Bravo to you guys for going out for a sledding adventure on such a cold day!

valerie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these pics!!