Sunday, February 8, 2009


on her own

Yesterday we took advantage of the warm weather to head outside for some winter fun. We picked up a couple of sleds, two tubes, and Uncle Dave and headed off to the county park for some sledding fun. This was LP's first time really sledding, until now it's just been me or her daddy pulling her in circles around the backyard.

We got to the park and started to get bundled up. First thing we realized was we left LP's snow pants at home. Luckily it was warm enough that she never even missed them. We grabbed the sleds and I grabbed my camera and off we went. LP insisted on carrying her own little sled.
Who's going to help with this?
carrying her sled

As we turned the corner to the hill, she stopped to take it all in. Off to the left was the tubing, you could rent a tube and they had lifts to pull you up the hill. LP is still to small for that, so we headed straight down to the sledding hill.
First look at the hill

She didn't waste any time at all, hopping on the sled and almost taking off by herself before daddy could get on behind her. Big smiles and she was ready to go.
The first trip down

The walk back up the hill didn't deter her, she practically ran back up to get another turn. It didn't matter that it was a long, fairly steep hill.
heading back up

As soon as she got to the top, she told us who was going down with her next. She did a good job spreading the trips out between us, I don't think any of us would have been able to make the walk back up as many times as she did.
Heading down with Uncle Dave

Ready to go again

She especially liked her trips with Uncle Dave because they would usually end up backwards on the tube and she would giggle for the entire trip.
spinning around

Did I mention it was a really a long walk?
It was a long way back

Her legs finally started getting tired of all the walking and she started getting rides back up the hill.
Getting a ride back up

On our way home we stopped at a great little coffee shop to warm up with some hot chocolate and a chocolate chip cookie. LP enjoyed the cookie and the whipped cream in my hot chocolate. Then she spent some time watching the fish and playing with the little baby who was fascinated by her.
Hot chocolate

and she's out


Blue House Mom said...

Such great photos! I love the one of you and LP. I know that park very well. We used to go there as kids. They sledding part used to be the skiing part and the old sledding part is shut down. Glad you guys had such a great day.

Jumpin J's Mom said...

What a great way to spend a nice winter day! Looks like you had such a blast!!!!

Buby + Bleu said...

How funny! We were at the very same park on Saturday. We got there around 3pm I think.. left well after dark. The guys let us stay even though it was supposed to close at dusk b/c we were the only ones on the sledding hill at that time. Our friends did the tubing, and that stays open until 9pm.

Love the first photo and the one of you and LP together!

Lily Pad Nana said...

What a wonderful place to go sledding! I hope you get to go a few more times before the end of the year... (or are you sick of snow?)
It looked like the perfect day, and with such a sleepy Princess, I bet you got a great night's sleep. I loved the story your pictures tell.

Curiosity Killer said...


And the chocolate chip cookie and hot chocolate sounds like the perfect way to top the perfect day. :)

lil ole' me..... said...

Woo-hoo! Looks like fun!

The hot cocoa would have been my favorite part!