Thursday, February 19
Snow Days // Sledding
As I mentioned a couple of days ago, we finally got snow! The first day was beautiful and magical... it always is, isn't it? Giant flakes falling from the sky, powdery snow covering the ground... it's one of my favorite things. Poesy and I ended up missing the first day of playing in the powder, though, thanks to a super long nap (her) and lack of motivation to bundle, bundle, bundle (me). We did, however, make it to day two of sledding, and I'm really glad I went. It's so easy to stay buried under a blanket indoors, but once I get out there, I'm always glad I did. Here are some photos from our day:
Johnny and I grew up in an area that was all hills and mounds, so it was weird trying to seek out hills for sledding this year. At our old house, you could sled from the top of our yard, all the way down into the next door neighbor's yard. It was great for sledding, but terrible for parking. Anyway, Springfield has a very different landscape, though the cities are only about 1 1/2 hours away.
Some of our friends met us out at the hills, which made the day even better. Poesy was shockingly brave and was totally great going down by herself. It was awesome. Hope rocked the penguin slide, and I fell UP a hill trying to pull Poe in the sled. Pure grace. Oh, and since we missed the first day where the snow was deeper, I racked up my share of grass stains. Whoops. Anyway, we ended the day with hot cocoa because everyone knows it's the rule after a long day out in the snow. All-in-all, two thumbs up for a snow day. Now it can get warm again. ;)