Sunday, February 24, 2008

Aaron's excellent adventure (in our own backyard)

I haven't been sledding in ages. We live in Illinois, and it's pretty flat. But as a child, sledding was one of the best activities the dreary winter months had to offer. And living in Ohio, in the "city of seven hills," we had some primo hills to scoot down. In fact, we didn't have to look much further than the hill on the side of our house to find sledding satisfaction. I have many fond memories of racing the neighbor kids down the hill and building ramps to launch our sleds from.

This winter has been exceptionally cold and snowy. Having a new baby, it's been a good excuse to stay indoors most of the time. But we're feeling a little couped up. Sledding seemed the perfect medicine. And the little hill in our backyard was just the right size for Aaron. First was a ride down with Mom:

Then Dad wanted in on the action:

Then it was time for his first solo flight:

He loved it! We may have a future Olympic bobsledder on our hands :-)


Aunt Janet said...

Good morning everyone!

Oh what fun! I remember taking Bobbie sled riding when she was little to Stansberry Park. What a great hill that was. She has fond memories of our sledding experience. Someday I want to go to Perfect North to check out their tubing.
It has been quite cold and icy here so staying indoors is a great idea. I'm surprised you haven't had Aaron build his first snowman.
Hugs and Kisses to you all!
Enjoy your adventures!

Sittintall said...

That is SUCH a great picture. He has the greatest smile. Glad he liked his sledding adventure.

Cousin Bobbie said...

Looks like everyone was having a great time! It is so nice to see Aaron enjoying his sled riding experience. I loved sked riding when I was little. I wish I had more time to do it now! I love you all and can't wait to see more pictures of Aaron on his new adventures!