Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Did You Know...

snow is slippery. Sean was appalled that we haven't taken the kids sledding yet this year. I have no excuse except that we have been busy. And we knew it was going to be around until May so we have lots of time. Sean would take none of these for an answer and insisted we take the kids sledding while he was here so they would have the experience. Really Sean wanted to go himself. He is a transplanted northerner and doesn't get much snow in GA. So we went.
We had a stinking blast. When I was a kid I remember sledding being a lot of work for a short thrill ride. Now that I have long legs it is more fun than work.
Unfortunately Anna doesn't like sledding much. As soon as we put her on the sled she wanted off.
Maybe next year.Just for the record we also tried sitting with her. She didn't like that any better. Apparently it is scary to go careening down a hill out of control. Who Knew.
She still managed to have some fun. Snow is yummy.
Mark on the other hand had a blast. He loved it.
We did end up in with snow in the mittens and on the face but it was still really fun.
I came to realize something though. Mark is not ready for the world. He is so trusting. He would never suspect that someone would do something mean to him.

Like throw a snowball at him. Bad Sean. Just mean.

What do you have to say for yourself??
We had a great time out there and all week. It was great to see Sean and Jason's Dad. I feel bad I haven't mentioned him before but he was here all week too. We had a wonderful time with him. (I had a post for him all written in my head but it just didn't come together.)

On Friday, we returned them to the airport for their rides home. Unfortunately planes have some trouble taking off in blizzards (I took some pictures out of the van window but all you can see is white. It was NOT a fun ride. 2 1/2 hours to get to Syracuse. It should have taken about an hour and 20 minutes.) so they ended up spending the weekend with us and leaving yesterday. They are both back home safe and sound.
Today starts another whirl wind adventure. My parents are coming to spend Christmas with us.


Gina said...

We love the pictures, Chad loves sledding too except he goes extreme sledding! I have had to experience it on more than one occasion; scary :)

Gina said...

Luckily this year I have a great excuse as to why I can't go along all Winter :):)

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I love the photos...it's in the mid-70s here today...same expected Christmas Day.

Thanks for being such a great blog buddy...Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Weezee said...

That looks like it was big fun!!!
Poor little Mark, you have to teach him to arm himself!

teddie said...

I'm so glad Sean could come and introduce Mark and Anna to the world of sledding and snowballs. Your right about him wanting a reason to go play in the snow though.
It sounds like everyone had a good time. We enjoyed the Christmas video from Mark and Anna. They are too cute.
The cookie's were very tasty.YUM
Happy New Year from the McDermott/wilson clan

Flea said...

Oh what fun! I've never been sledding! But it's good to see someone else enjoying snow. Have fun with your parents!

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

What awesome pictures!

Thank you so much for your lovely comments offering congratulations for our instant family. Going from a family of two to a family of six has kept us busy and I am only just now making the rounds.

Thank you!

Merry Christmas!


Geri said...

Sledding is the best. I have great childhood memories of flying down hills on inner tubes.