Monday, February 20, 2012


We get to have a family party at our house on Saturday and we are going to go sledding. We asked around and heard about 2 different sledding hills. We thought we should try them out before we went with everyone else. One is a ways from our house and sounds like a lot of fun. The other is pretty close to our house and I thought it sounded questionable. Turns out it was a lot of fun. It is called the "Kid Pit".

The "Kid Pit" is where we went. It used to be a gravel pit. Basically is it just a hole in the ground. When you drive by it doesn't even look like it is there. But it is. And it is fun.

Here are Seth and Mia right after landing a jump. I love the look on Seth's face and the wind in Mia's hair.

I handed the camera over to Seth and Ellis and I took a turn on the jump. I look like I am really bracing myself, but Ellis is grinning behind that hood. The whole way down he was yelling, "Woo-hoo!"

When we started walking toward the hill, Gordon said, "I can see where Dad wants us to go sledding and I don't think I am going to do it. I only like little hills." Gordon loved it. I should have gotten a picture of him going down backward, because that is pretty much the only way he went down. It was nice because there is a bathroom at the park and it is open. After Gordon used the bathroom he said, "I'm not done sledding. I will never be done!"

Jared going off the jump.

We found this little pink sled that someone was trying to get rid of because the bottom is all torn up and it goes very slowly down the hill. Mia tried it out and didn't even get a bump from the jump. It is perfect for Ellis. He doesn't like to go very fast. Now he can still play. I wish I had taken a picture of him carrying it above his head. It was so cute.

When Ellis and I got to the bottom of the hill, he got a bunch of snow sprayed in his face. Then he cried. He wanted to go again but he insisted that he rode behind Seth. He drug his feet the whole way. I think Seth was happy the he didn't have to ride over the bump again.

I think the look on Jared's face is great! He kept going over the jump and he would scream the whole way down.

We had a lot of fun when we went and can't wait to go this weekend. The weather was perfect. The sun was shining and the wind wasn't blowing. I hope that the weather cooperates as well on Saturday.


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MDawg said...

Looks like fun! I hope Mia has a fantastic birthday! Sledding is a great way to celebrate!

mommaquincy said...

Looks like the perfect spot!

Linda said...

Melissa, She is so excited. Jared was playing a song on the piano and Mia said, "Why don't you play Happy Birthday instead, since my birthday is on Saturday?"