Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sled Riding

The sun has miraculously made an appearance the past couple of days, so the snow is melting, and icicles are falling from rooftops, making noises that cause me to jump each time. Yesterday the sun was shining, and the skies were blue for a change, so we decided to go sled riding. It was Dylan's first time.

Even though some of the snow has melted, we still have about a foot and a half. I drove through the park, looking for an area where someone had already packed down the snow to make a path for sledding. After a while, we gave up and decided to just make our own. HAHAHAHAhahahahahaha... not quite.

Jim started wading through the high snow with the 2 sleds. He got half way through the field, when I started out with Dylan in my arms, so he wouldn't sink. I took about four steps in the snow, which resembled quick sand, before falling over and getting completely stuck. I was still holding Dylan above the snow, but I was in a very impossible situation. I could not get up, without help. Dylan went into complete panic mode, screaming "DADDDDEEEEEE!!!! DADDDDDEEEEE!!!! HELP US DADDDEEEE!!!" "Daddy" didn't seem to be moving. He was slumped over, saying "I...am...completely...exhausted..." Then, I was screaming, "JIM!!!" That got Dylan even more alarmed, and he was screaming again. "HELP!! DADDDDDEEEE!!!" We were quite a sight.

After Jim rescued us, and got Dylan to the road, I took off through the field again to get the sleds. Dylan screamed, "MOMMY! NO!! COME BACK!!", as if I were walking off to my death. Poor kid. He was traumatized. We just about called it a day and left, but I was determined. I managed to find a hill with a packed down path, and we finally started having some proper fun. And, fun it was. We had a blast.








And, the picture of the day... the one I'm sending in for the next America's Next Top Model show...


(If you're wondering why Dylan isn't with me in any of these shots, it is because after me getting stuck in the snow, he lost all faith in my snow abilities. Who could blame him?)

After that, we headed to Chick Fil A for lunch and some play time. It was a great day. One I know I'll remember for a long time.

5 comments:

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

What fun! I am fairly certain all of that doesn't erase the hassle of all that snow, but it sure does make it a bit more tolerable, right?! Love the huge smiles on Dylan's face!

Brooke G. said...

That last shot made me LAUGH. Out LOUD!!! Funny - gotta love SNOW and lots of it ;) Glad he enjoyed his first sledding adventure. The things we do in the name of "fun!"

Feather said...

what fun! i mean you... what fun you are! love that crazy pic of you!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

How could you traumatize your child like that!?! :-) Oh man that is so funny, though, because it really, really does sound like something that would happen with Jonathan and I!

I love the shots...they are so great and that last one is the best!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It looks like so much fun. I had no idea sledding could so much work and so dangerous for the small fry!