Thursday, January 7, 2010
We all had a snow day. Aaron started his truck this morning and when I heard him come back in I asked what he thought he was doing. All schools cancelled and it was still snowing and the wind was supposed to pick up later on so I talked him into staying home.
After lots of shoveling and looking for my van keys (that we didn't find until 5 pm -- I thought I might have dropped them in the yard and they were buried under a snow drift) we loaded up the van and went to the grade school to try out the new sled the kids got for Christmas.
It was fun and the snow was deep!
What a workout I got hauling the sled back up the hill and running back down again to get photos. I even got in the photos.
Sledding is fun.
The kids ate their weight in snow.
We stayed out for about an hour then Ethan's gloves came off and he put his bare hands in the snow. He screamed all the way back to the van and cried in the house. He may or may not had the beginnings of frost bite. According to my husband I (and by I, I mean I dressed all 4 kids by myself in snow pants, boots, coats, gloves, and hats) did not dress the kids in the proper sledding attire.
Like I'm holding out and not using the waterproof gloves or something. We have what we have. I should have put 2 pairs of gloves on them I guess. I searched the internet about frost bite and we put his hands in some warm water and within seconds he was feeling better. So he's okay ... we'll just have to be more careful I guess.
Hope you made the most of your snow day (if you got one)!
Posted by Runaway Farm at 5:54 PM