Carter was a little under the weather so he stayed in while Emery and I had some fun in the snow. Emery finally got to use her snowman coloring and decorations she got last Christmas. I think we made the snowman a little too big because the hat looked pretty tiny on his head.
We finally got some snow so Emery, Carter, and I decided to go make some snow angels. Carter’s turned out pretty good but Emery didn’t really get what to do with her arms.
We finally got some snow, but too bad it was so blistering cold! Emery only lasted a few minutes and then we took her back to the car to keep warm. She had on the same snowsuit that Carter did a couple years ago, don’t they look like twins? Carter stayed out for a few runs and even got enough courage to go down all by himself this year. He had a blast as you can see from his ginormous smile in the video below.
New Year’s day brought us a lot of fresh snow so Carter and I went sledding. He didn’t want to go at first but you can see from the the video below he quickly turned that frown upside down.
Carter, like most kids in the Midwest I’m sure, had a blast playing yesterday in the fresh 10″ of snow. We finally got to break out the snow pants and snow boots. I was afraid that the tags would never come off of those things!
I don’t think he remembered much from last year’s excursion. The first 15 min was just spent walking around the yard making train tracks with a ginormous smile on his face. This was followed by a brief snow shoveling effort then a weak snow man attempt and finally ended with the infamous snow fort. Don’t tell Julie but I think I had more fun making the fort than Carter did.
I was starting to get concerned there would be no snow this year. A storm finally came through and gave us a good 5″ of the good white stuff. Gave me a chance to try out the new/old snow blower and also take Carter for his first time sledding. The sledding went a little better than the snow blowing, but not as good as I expected. Carter was a little more interested in watching the other kids running around like crazy people than sliding down the hill. Julie and I went down the hill 4 or 5 times with Carter. His eyes were big and body was as still as a statue. I couldn’t really figure out if he was happy or scared.