We even had time for the a bit of Thanksgiving fun BEFORE dinner. We have a little sledding "hill" - not much of a hill - but it's fun. Stacia tries to get the boys out to play in the snow daily. It happens once or twice a week. We have little saucers. We've been talking about getting a couple of toboggans etc... Josiah and Jamin came over early today. They had scoped out the trail head of Matanuska Peak Trail and thought it would be fun to sled down. I was mildly alarmed - but what can go wrong with two such responsible Gherkins on watch? The younger three and Cory headed out with them. All promised not to break any bones...no mention was made of sleds.
The meal was under control, the house cleaned and our part empty....Michael put on some Kenny G, filled a couple of glasses with Sparkling Cider and we enjoyed a moment - or two - complete with selfie.
Arielle came up and asked if we could hold Bennett! Of course. She apologized for intruding on our "date moment," but moments with grandblessings are our number 2 favorite thing.
Meanwhile the others were sledding....yes, it is a good, steep hill. I'm not sure it was meant to be traversed on sleds...but I knew it was going to happen the first time I hiked up it. I didn't know it would happen this early in our life in the shadow of the mountain. I envisioned sleds or snowboards - so I was close. I, however, kept those thoughts to myself.
|Alex - climbing to the top|
|Great place for a pause|
It's a climb without the snow - I'm sure they were dreaming of fun on the way down!
|Stacia, Cy and Cory|
Josiah and Jamin went down first. They decided it may be too fast.....
Nolan, however, was chasing them down the mountain before they could communicate their findings.
Cory got to the bottom, reached around and grabbed his sled only to find it was in pieces.
They rode it all the way into the ditch
|Stacia pondering how she got in this situation|