"For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but waters the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,"
This morning we woke up to about 1-2 inches of snow! After breakfast and chores Alexis, Caleb, Seth, Eden, Josiah, Daddy, and I went outside to play and sled!
We went and tried to find some good sledding hills. Lydia was a trooper (I've got lots of pictures of her :) the whole time and we either carried her or took her in the wagon Eden and Josiah got for Christmas.
Lydia all bundled up! :)
Eating some snow.
Beautiful Eden! :)
Seth trudging up one of the "hills" we tried to sled on.
It didn't work out too great so we went to try and find another one.
We went to the pasture and sledded down the tiny hills they had there.
Daddy had graded "the pasture" so there wasn't a whole lot of hilly areas, but they still had fun!
Eden and 'Siah going down.
In the background you see Seth trying to "sled" and also Daddy's feet - he helped push everybody off! :)
"When there is a will there is a way"
I guess you could call this another version of sledding.
The ground wasn't very slick and since their was hardly any snow with only a small incline, we had to make ways to sled. Seth, as you can see, was using a shovel.
Cute little Siah-man!
Lex and Josiah - I love Alexis' face!
Seth and Eden
After trying out those hills we decided to go down the biggest hill that was on our property. (Daddy's made several beautiful trails through our 10+ acres over the years so we can get to different places.) The big hill is behind our house and leads down to the creek.
A few years ago we went sledding down it with our friends, the Sobers, but Daddy and Mr. Sober would have to catch us at the bottom of the hill because there was a fallen cedar tree there. (We didn't move the tree out of our way because that is our traditional licking log! :)
Eden and Josiah getting transported via the sled and Daddy's manpower.
I absolutely love the country!
Lydia was transported to the sled so we could get over the "licking log" because the wagon would not have made it.
(By the way, we did not sled down the "big hill")
Another way of transporting Lydia (the babies get it good, don't they? :-D)
Sledding down another hill with Lydia
All of the 7 of us kids who braved the winter cold! (Nothing against Hannah who stayed inside of course ;)
Left to right: Kimber, Alexis, Josiah, Eden, Seth, Caleb, and Lydia
Yes that is me with that ferocious looking hat on! Daddy got the hat from Grandma and Grandpa when they went on one of their cruises. They got it in Russia and, boy, do Russians know what they're doing when they make hats! They don't fall/slip off your head and your ears and head stay toasty! The hat is covered in rabbit skin (inside and out) so it is extremely soft also.