Monday, February 21, 2011

SNOW!

I absolutely LOVE the snow. When we get a lot of snow I usually get to stay home with my kiddos and play because the roads are too bad to drive on. This winter I was really hoping for some big snow storms and we got a few. Since buying our 4 wheelers, sledding has taken on a whole new meaning! Xavier loves to be pulled behind the quad and could probably do it for hours, if his face didn't get so cold.

The only problem with these random snow storms is that I am never prepared with snow gear. This year was no different, but we managed and we had lots of hot chocolate ready when our play was over!
Helmet on and ready to go sledding

Father-Daughter 4 wheeling in the snow!
Mommy pulling Xavier with Harper riding along!


February 23, 2011
Ok, I wrote the above a couple of days ago and today, what happened.....MORE SNOW! This time we are getting about a foot of snow. Holy smokes! This is just crazy, but I got a snow day from work and the kids had fun playing at the neighbors building snowmen! Here's a little video of the snow that fell during the day and then it started back up at 5pm.



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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ice Skating




My step sister Amanda got to come home from Iraq for a couple of weeks! While she was here, we decided to take Xavier ice skating for the first time. Ever since he borrowed a skateboarding movie from our neighbor, all he could talk about was skateboarding, roller skating and snowboarding. I think he's still too little for skateboarding and snowboarding, so I decided to take him ice skating!

When I was 13 and 14, I took ice skating lessons. I LOVED it! I still love to go now, but I get frustrated because I can't do all the fancy tricks anymore and I don't have my own skates. The skates you rent are far from glamorous!

The first hour we were there Xavier wanted to hold our hands the entire time and skate around. This got old real quick! They have these buckets at the rink for the little kids to hold on to and push around the ice to help them learn to skate. Those didn't help much because Xavier was too tall. FINALLY, he started trying it by himself. By the end of the 2 hour skate session he was doing turns, like spins, all by himself! He is a quick learner, but sometimes needs to be talked into doing something.

All in all it was a great time! Xavier wants to now be a hockey player!
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