A Bushel of Brooks

A Bushel of Brooks
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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sledding and Snow

Goodness! Yes, there is still quite a lot of snow on the ground outside = ) We didn't get to sledding, though, 'til yesterday.  On Friday, Eli took the boys in the backyard after he got home from work and played out there for awhile. They "sort of" worked on a snow fort, which the boys really wanted to build. But, a 3 and 5 year old have different ideas of how long it might take to build a snow fort. So, Reuben lasted maybe a little longer than 5 minutes? And about 15 minutes after he was snuggling with me, Jonah said to Eli outside: "Daddy, I have an idea. How about you finish the snow fort and I go inside?" Eli reminded him that it was about spending time together, so they both came inside to warm up = )

But yesterday afternoon, they headed with Eli over to my parents' house to sled. Matthias was napping, so I stayed home and swept/mopped, emailed, did laundry, etc. In quiet moments like that, I can accomplish a lot! They had a great time. A friend and his little boy joined them over there.

I remember sledding a lot during snow days when I was younger. We had lots of hills around our house. I don't really remember if my dad was out there a lot (since we could sled during the day when he was at work!), but he was excited to have the boys over to sled with them. Couldn't ask for a better Opa! He is always enthusiastic about spending time his grandkids.

Opa and Reuben getting settled and ready to go down the hill
Eli said the boys had a great time. Opa had a face mask that Reuben wore - which I think is why he lasted over an hour out there! His little cheeks never froze. I need to see if I can find one of those around! They sledded and sledded, and then threw snowballs off a ledge at trees and did all sorts of things that little boys love.

There goes Jonah!

Down the hill
And now? Some snow melted today as it got up to almost 50 degrees, but they are forecasting freezing rain tonight, and then snow starting tomorrow and going into Monday night - maybe another 5-12 inches! Yikes! On top of what we have, that would be HUGE! We will see. I don't mind the snow at all, actually, but I do mind being stuck at home too many days in a row! In one sense I am a homebody, but I have also learned to love being on the go at times as well. So, I am hoping that it is not as bad as they predict. Either way, we're stocked up with groceries and lots of craft supplies if need be! Our winter is different this year ...

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