Monday, December 28, 2009


As I'm sure I've mentioned before, I'm not a let's go outside and have fun in the snow type of person. I don't dislike winter, I don't even mind snow. I just hate being cold!! So when a certain member of my family suggested this morning that we take the kids sled riding, I really was less than thrilled at the I did what I always do in these type of situations (you know, the ones where I don't wanna), I volunteered my husband, and that folks is why he loves me, lol. And this wasn't even ordinary sled riding, this was nighttime sled riding...YIPPEE, EVEN COLDER!!

Logan had spent the night with her Granny Julie who Ciara now lovingly calls JuJu, and Aunt Jamie, Uncle Jay and her cousin Gavin, so we all headed over to their house for the event. I wasn't sure if Ciara was going to like sled riding, it rarely got cold where she lived in China, but we bundled her all up in her new snowsuit that she got for Christmas from my mom and dad and gave it a whirl. And she had a blast. While Logan and her dad were trying to see how far they could make the sled go, Leyna was giving Ciara pushes down the little hill and she at one point was singing the whole way down. Roger stood at the bottom by the house to make sure neither one of them ran into it, lol. I did manage to stay outside for about 15 minutes to get some pictures, though. Go figure!

Ciara and her big sister Leyna comin' down the hill for the first time.

At the end of the first run.Gavin sledding with his Uncle Jesse (Logan's dad)Logan just having fun with her daddy!Now she's guessed it...a snow angel!This little part of Ciara's face stickin' out was the only part of her body that wasn't covered and could possibly even get cold, lolGavin looks like he's having a good time, too!Even the dogs got to playin' in the snowGetting ready for another trip down the hillPapa and daughter taking a rideNow that's all bundled up!Logan is having some issues with the sled, lolCiara just chillin' (pun intended, hehe)Mush, Daddy, mush!The two sisters going back up the hillWEEEEEEEE!!!


Anonymous said...

Everyone looks like they had a good time sled riding.

Several years ago I went sled riding with one of our exchange students who had never seen snow. It had been at least 30 years since I had ridden down a hill on a sled. I remember having a wonderful time.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh that looks like SO much fun... I'd be right there in the middle of all of that. Your snow is gorgeous --and I'm SO jealous..

Love Ciara's snowsuit. We had those heavy things when my sons were little. They could barely walk with them on.... Bet Ciara didn't get cold at all.

I'm SO envious...

Jaclyn said...

Love the pics Jackie! Hope Ciara had about 15 layers under that coat? Otherwise you might be in trouble with a lot of grannies in China ;-)

PS Loved the Christmas card and picture!! It is up on my fridge:)

Andy and Ana said...

Wippee!!! Snow Angels so fun, Jackie:)
Wow! You've got a black Lab so does my son & his family. One Christmas,I had my neighbor go in (while we visited family in NYC) and put my son's sled-present in the house, boy was he surprised:)They've moved to New Mexico Children's home. I miss them and love to see young families enjoying themselves:) Do you have other church of Christ blog ladies. We're middle age, New Englanders,homebodies,crafter, love babies and hubby woodworking.See ya soon, your sister in Christ, ana