Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ice Sledding

Last night, we took the kids ice sledding. This year, the city made an outdoor ice rink at Merlin Olsen Park. We thought it would be fun to pull the kids around the ice on a sled. Since the last snow storm, the city has plowed the ice, but not put water on it so it wasn't very slick. That turned out to be a great thing for us. The sled moved easily and we rarely slipped!

When we got there, Cooper was asleep. He fell asleep in the 3 minutes it took us to drive to the park. We laid him in the sled with Cadence and pulled them around together. After about 15 minutes, he woke up and both kids enjoyed the evening. Dad walked around the rink pulling the kids. I ran. If I tried walking, Cadence would say, "No Mom. You go fast. Dad goes slow!" Unfortunately, the big lights used to light the ice rink were off so the pictures are dark. However, the Logan temple looks very cool lit up in the background. It was a slightly foggy.
Cadence thought pulling looked so fun she wanted to try it herself. She pulled Cooper around the ice! What a big, strong girl!!! Cooper is so cute in his Elmo snowsuit. He looks like a giant red starfish when he has his hat on and his legs are spread.








Cadence said she wanted to sled with Daddy so Chris got in the sled with her and Cooper. Yes, he fit on the sled (even though you can't see it in the picture) and YES, I was able to pull all three of them around. Although I wasn't able to run, Cadence allowed me to walk slowly!
Afterward, Chris pulled the three of us around the rink. It was a fun night! There is much fun to be had in the winter. Sometimes I have to talk myself into going out in the cold, but once I get out it doesn't bother me much. If the wind is blowing, that is another story. I dislike cold winds!!! Ice sledding was a huge success. We definitely will do it again!

6 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Oh my gosh! That Cookie Monster jumper is hilarious!

Amber Bradley said...

Where do you get all of your energy? I want some!!! I would love some legging things... I can't remember what you called them, but if you don't want to make them, you can teach me how. Also thanks for the gift! you are amazing! I love checking in on you guys!

Bamamoma said...

Cutest Elmo ever! I miss winter...

Although we had a nice day swinging among the daffodils today. I guess it is a trade off.

Tara Bergsjo said...

That looks like so much fun! The kids look great!!

Ker-Dog and the gang said...

Looks like so much fun! the temple is beautiful in the background!

Pam C. said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I have to confess that I've lurked a little on yours, but now I'm coming clean.

Looks like a fun time on the ice.