Sunday, February 8, 2009
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Did I mention it was a really a long walk?
Her legs finally started getting tired of all the walking and she started getting rides back up the hill.
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.
Posted by Lilypad Mom