Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sledding on Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve! We have had constant snow over the last few days, but it finally stopped by midday today. We bundled Eli up in his boots, snow pants, coat, hat, (my) gloves, and attempted to take Eli sledding for the first time.

We didn't count on the snow being crusty/icy, but it was pretty cold - this made it a difficult to pull him along.

Ben carried him across the alley, then searched for a better solution...
Sledding in the street was much better! It was slushy/icy, and more smooth than in the yard.
Eli thought it was lots of fun, but got cold pretty fast.
Zooming down the street
We were all freezing, so the sledding expedition lasted about 10 minutes before we ran back inside.
Here's Santa Eli, back inside the warm house and excited for Christmas!

4 comments:

Marci said...

LOVE the Santa hat picture! Merry Christmas!

Danielle said...

Wow! That makes me miss the snow... we're gearing up for a stormy wet Christmas. A white Chicago Christmas would indeed be more beautiful...

Young Family said...

That looks like so much fun!

Kelly D. said...

That little sled is so cute! How fun! And I have to say, that last picture is a PERFECT Christmas picture. He looks darling! Merry Christmas!