It was significantly warmer than it has been this past Sunday. We took advantage of the warm weather to try out the awesome sledding hill near our house.
The hill is actually super huge. It starts out as a very tall hill (like 100 yards up maybe?), then flattens out over a road, which is closed in the winter, then finishes with a much smaller hill (maybe 25 yards). We spent most of our time on the smaller hill at the bottom.
Ender LOVED sledding. He just laughed and giggled the entire time. At one point, he got sick of walking back up the hill after sledding down and started crying. I mean, I totally understand. Walking back up the hill after sledding down is a real bummer.
Atlas sat in our awesome wooden baby sled, which was a gift for Ender’s first Christmas from my parents. It’s got a back and a cushion, so it’s great for pulling kids around in. I did try taking Atlas down the hill once, but he seemed scared and cried as we were going down. So maybe he’s a bit too young to enjoy sledding!
The only mishap of the day happened when a Ender’s sled collided with another kid’s sled. Yeah, he cried. But he got over it and still wanted to sled after that. Oh, and when we were pulling the kids to the hill from our house, the sled tipped over TWICE, sending Atlas face-first into the snow. He didn’t seem upset, though, just confused!
We came home afterwards and enjoyed some warm chamomile tea to warm up!