Sledding! A first for my Arizona babies!

We had so much fun. We borrowed the neighbors sled and their children, then we went sledding in a nearby forest preserve!

We lasted about an hour and a half, I called it a day when the kids were just staying at the bottom of the hill and laying down rather than hiking back to the top.

I'm really glad I bought ski pants and boots, it was a lot of fun and really good exercise! And I only went up and down half as often as the kids I think. :)

Here are some pics from our day!

Heading up the hill:

Z *had* to wear his ski goggles. Cracked me up! But he is a very serious kid, and sledding is serious business. He never took them off. ;)
The girls getting ready to go down:

 And coming back up:

Evan by himself. He would only ride with me one time and Kira took a really blurry picture. He was a loner all day. Just the way he likes it.


Then I got bored and took some self portraits. :) And played with them in photo editing for fun!

No laughing.

Ok. Back to the kids, who are much more fun to look at. ;)

A little perspective, there *are* hills in the midwest! 

That is Evan coming up the hill at the bottom right.
And while it was beautiful if you looked this way and to your left, we had to try and pretend this wasn't to the right:

(Yes, there is a star blocking our exact location. For safety's sake)
Right before we left we had a race, boys against girls. I'm unclear about who won. I'm just glad that they went around the other sledders before they collided into each other. We'll say it was a tie. ;)

(I don't know. Looks like the girls were in the lead in the beginning of the race. ;) We'll never know.


**MIGNONNE** said...

It looks like you guys had an amazing time. I love your hat.

CoveredInCrafts said...

All the snow this year was amazing. They look like they had a blast!! :)

TMTCO said...

These pictures are great! I love your self-portraits! If you hadn't shown the picture off to the side, I would have thought that you were in the middle of nowhere!

Hiedi said...

Heidi, your wonderful photos remind me of my winters in Michigan and the fun we had sledding. We actually had one of those winters in Arkansas this year. The kids are just beaming!

linda said...

Great photos looks like you all had a great time. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. I just posted a recipe for Gluten Free Cheddar biscuits

Wendy L. Clifton - Personal Publishing Consultant said...

Looks like a ton of fun. Great pictures.