Saturday, 2 January 2010

A family day of sledding....

Today the entire family was home, it was frightening cold (well okay, not really) and there was lots and lots of snow (that part is true).

We have been horribly unlucky through the Christmas holidays with not enough family time, just us four, no one else, no responsibilities. Today was not going to be like that. We put everything on hold, invited some friends who we really like, took our biggest and fastest rocket sleds and went to find the best hill on the island.

Here it is - a hill on an old farm no longer in use.


Here is my son and his best friend way up on the top of the hill. They had said that they were not going to let anything stop them and come down the hill as fast they could.

Here comes my son, racing down full speed ahead!

And before my camea can allow me to take another picture, he's down at the bottom, hiding behind the sparse vegitation.

Lots of fun was had by all, and we all spent 3 hours getting great exercise climbing up the hill (myself included) and racing down, being blinded by flying snow and praying to the higher power of choice not to break any bones. And in between all of this fun, lots of hot chocolate and chocolate covered healthy granola bars.

A wonderful day.


Anonymous said...

oh my gosh! that hill is just perfect - i'm so jealous!!! glad you all had such a great time :)

BlueTerracotta said...

Looks like such fun!

Star of the East said...

Sounds like a wonderful day indeed :)

Kreativlink said...

Ahh! This looks like lots of fun! :)

ingermaaike said...

A perfect day!

l'actrice said...

You must have had a wonderful time with your family and friends Nicole:-) It looks beautiful!

Rita alias alatvian said...

Isn't it great to have snow and frost in winter?
Thanx for sharing!