Sledding is a "winter sport" where we live. It's one of those things that you do with your kids. It's one of those things you do as an adult, too! Sledding this year is much more fun and sustainable than it was last year. Let's just say we (meaning A & C) were not as acclimated to the weather and the happenings with sledding. This year is different-they get the fact that you might not make it all the way down the hill, or that you might turn around and go down backwards, or that you might fall off of your sled. All of these being possibilities are ok with our kids. It makes it much more fun and makes things easier for everyone!
When their cousin Liam was here around Christmastime we went sledding altogether and had a blast!
There were many trips up and down the hill by everyone. Jake-J's brother went too and introduced our kids to the saucer. Yes, our 4 year olds went all the way down the hill on the saucer and absolutely LOVED IT! They did better on that than they did on the regular sleds! Needless to say I didn't look right away when C went down on it the first time. It's a little daunting watching your kids go by themselves without fear, but at the same time knowing you did the same thing when you were that age! I'm not as fearless as I used to be.
We sledded until dark and until all of the streetlights came on.
I'm sure we could have gone longer, but legs were getting tired and hot chocolate was calling.
What do you say about yourself? Well, I guess I'm a wife, mommy and teacher. I am blessed with a wonderful family-a husband and twin 10 year olds. I can't ask for much more than that. I love ice cream and any other dessert that has chocolate in it. Is it possible to have too much sugar in one day? I have been known to have ice cream for dinner, but don't tell my kids that! I've been blogging for about 7 years and love it. It is the perfect way to keep track of my family's happenings for me, J and the kids.
Husband, Daddy, Cook, Jungle Gym...let's see what else can I come up with? These are just of the few names J has in our family. He does everything and anything! I couldn't ask to have anyone other than him in my life. Married for 15 years, together since high school-we've been through a lot! He is a wonderful daddy to our twins and loves them so very much. They are utterly in awe of him as am I, every day.
A is our little peanut of a girl. She is full of spunk and personality. She is a little Mommy in her 10 year old self, always taking care and keeping track of her twin brother, C. Her favorite thing to do dance in her room with her door closed. She has to keep that brother out somehow! Her current favorite family game is Uno, which she is very good at! She's an artist in training, loves to ride her two-wheel bike and is a great helper around the house. She loves school, swimming, reading books, eating spaghetti and anything that's chocolate. Hmmm...who's daughter do you think she is?
C is our boy...a "boy-boy" if you know what I mean. At the current moment in his 10-year-old self, he plays catch with anyone around, with whatever ball is in season! He loves swimming, riding bikes and wrestling Daddy. He is our adventurous eater and will try anything we give him...though he doesn't always like it, but at least he tries! We love him so much and couldn't imagine life without him!