Friday, February 22, 2008

Feeling like a kid again

They say when life hands you lemons, make lemonade... so...
today instead of grimacing about this crappy weather I embraced it. Ok, not exactly embraced but made some fun out of it. After suiting up my two young-ins in snow gear (which took 30 minutes i swear!) we headed out for some serious winter fun. We have about four inches of snow with an inch of ice then more snow and more ice, you get the picture. We took the sled and headed for the bank barn hill, the steepest one we have here in flat Indiana. It isn't huge but for a two year old and four year old I think it was the considerable to mt. everest. I must say I am not a kid anymore as witnessed by my kids to my unco-ordination getting on that sled. Actually getting on was better than getting up after the slide down the hill. After sufficiently sliding a million times down the hill we went for a nature hike around the property, we tracked animals footprints in the snow and found "treasure" just buried by the snow. The horses watched from the pasture and wondered what in the world we were doing making snow angels and having snow fights. Harley joined in by making his own snow angels and eating the frozen snow. My kids got a huge kick out of that and ate some themselves. I am happy to report Tank seems to be his old self and my neurotic self only got up twice last night to go and check him. After my second visit to the barn they were tired of me waking them up for no good apparent reason. I must tell you after my snow adventure I took a 3 hour nap with my kids! I highly recommend it!
Happy trails.....

3 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

LOL you got any suggestions on what to do in torrential rains? The horses are requesting water wings and floaties, and I am afraid to take the kids out (2 and 3 yrs old) for fear they will get lost in the puddles-- DEEP puddles-- that have taken over the yard here!!

I know we need rain, but geesh-- not 12" of it all at once already!!

Gald you had fun in the snow- reminds me of when I was a kid in Tundra Country too.... *almost* makes me wish i could take the boys North to Dad's for some winter fun... but not quite..hehe

Victoria Cummings said...

So glad that Tank is better. Your kids will remember those snow angels and the sledding for the rest of their lives - it's really wonderful to have memories like that.

Farm Girl said...

What a fun day! I remember just such a day,when I was 5 or 6 years old. As Victoria said, they will never forget this day! Having Mom come outside and act like a kid again is the best part, I think.