The last few winters have been quite disappointing when it comes to snow, so when it does snow our family makes sledding a priority. This winter we have been out sledding five times, which just might be a record! Our first trip was just before Christmas and we've been twice this week. (Kara even came with us! She and I watched.)
Our favorite snow hill (one of the best in the city) is just two blocks from our house. It's on the neighborhood high school's campus, so we can't go during school hours. It is always better to sled with fewer people because this means fewer crashes. This year we have had success finding the hill sparse or even empty by going at 5PMish (dinner time) or 11PMish. Once we even went at 12:30AM. It was a fun trip until all the school lights turned off and the sledding hill became a little spooky.
Evan, Lincoln, & ? (Bentley)
The Gang without Evan
Sometimes he doesn't join us, but when he does he keeps up with his siblings.
Pile-On Sledding is new this year.
They never make it very far down the hill before rolling off.
I purchased two larger sleds last year and two more this year.
Soon I will need a fifth one for Evan.
It is beautiful at our sledding hill.
Unfortunately it is often very cold, too.
It was 10 degrees or less outside, but she stripped down because she was overdressed.
Viva likes to lie on the snow and look at stars or snowflakes.
She will spend as much time doing these activities as she spends sledding.