1/19/08

Sledding at The Nick

Today was a perfect sledding day! It was warm and sunny, Zachary had a friend coming over so we decided to head out The Nick and take the boys sledding.

I worked this morning until 11:30. After my last client, as I was changing out of my work clothes, she came back in and asked if I could help her...she had gotten stuck. My office had a large U driveway. This time of year we only plow half of it. She didn't realize that and, somehow, got her H3 stuck. After a LOT of shoveling, some pushing and very little luck, two young men drove by and offered a "pull". Thankfully she got out quickly but it put me behind in our day.

We picked up Zachy's friend and finally got to The Nick at 1:30. The Nick is the local rec park. The fields are set in a valley of sorts. On the outer edge of the park are some HUGE hills. The only downfall is that it is a heck of a hike in this time of year, falling through the few feet of snow every step. The kids were also pretty worn out from climbing the hill to the top.

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Another family decided it was the perfect day to sled too and joined us at the top of the hill. In no time we had a great path heading down - the kids were flying! Zach even got a little sick to his stomach he was going so fast.

At 3:30, two hours and, at least one freezing butt later, it was time to head out. Every single one of us was scraped up because the snow was a little crusty, every one was freezing and every one was ready for hot cocoa!

One thing off our "things to do" list - though I hope it isn't the last time we go this winter!

5 comments:

Jessi said...

Too cute!
Knocking that list down... good for you!

Nicki said...

sounds like a lot of fun!!

Cray and Bickford Family said...

We did have a lot of fun, although I realized what a sissy I am :) I screamed the whole way down every time!

Jessi said...

I have to tell you... I saw "THE NICK" yesterday.

We went skiing (which I will blog about later) and we drove past "The Nick" I yelled "that's where Erica takes the kids!!!" Aaron said, "Erica?" I said "my friend who blogs" and he said "oh, you mean Cray-Bickford." hehehe He has been reading too ;)

Cray and Bickford Family said...

Well, you must have driven only a street or two away from our house. Next time, let me know - we can do lunch!!