So this has been one of the most pathetic winters I've had. So frankly, I'm done with it. It's brown and ugly here. The last measurable snow-storm was before Halloween. Seriously. Seriously? Really? Skiffs of snow are still around seeing as it's been really, really cold here. And today we were suppose to be getting snow all day long - 6 or so inches. Nothing has fallen. I'm heartbroken.
Okay, anyways, we did have a ward sledding party last Saturday at a place about 15 miles out of town. On the whole way up we kept wondering if there was going to be enough snow. Luckily there was plenty of hard-packed super-slick snow - perfect for sledding. The kids LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it. Miles was fearless and would go so far that he'd start going up an embankment and then swoop back down. It was great. The only time he got scared? When he was heading for the big fire pit (with smoldering wood) the scouts had the night before. I told him, next that something like that happens, bail out of the sled. :) Emmy and Jonas loved it, too. Jonas went down once and fell off half-way and so he was half-way on and half-way off his sled; we expected a whiny boy. Nope, he was fine and dandy. Emmy fell down once, still on the sled tho, but finished her ride on her back and didn't say anything. Too funny. We even had lunchup there. It turned out to be a really, really fun outing.