Our house is built into the side of an embankment. (...I can't really say the side of a hill because in Northern Indiana there aren't really hills... maybe some rolling knolls but we are really too flat around here to be called hilly.) So, right outside my kitchen window is a nice sledding "hill" that gets lots of winter use.
After five days of sledding, the sledding came to a halt yesterday. The reason... the kids had sledded (...can sled be past tense?) all the snow off the hill. Seriously! There was NO snow left! They had even tried to engineer a new sled run by loading their sleds with snow from other areas of our yard and packing it down on the hill. While I applaud their ingenuity, their plan didn't last long....
This morning, however, we woke to a new blanket of snow. So, the sledding today will resume with extra kids screaming and laughing down the hill... over and over and over again!
Today will be the 6th day since Sunday that we have had someone over for some sledding fun. Yep, every single day this week! We go through a lot of hot chocolate and whipped cream... my dishwasher washes many a mug... my dryer gets overtime use drying all the snow clothes between trips outside... and every evening we round up boots, hats, gloves and snowpants to put them away, again, but it's oh, so worth it!
|sledding fun last year...|