Saturday, January 23, 2010

Winter Fun 09

I couldn't let this winter get by and not post about our sled riding. On Dec. 27th, we decided that since church had been canceled, we would go sledding. It is amazing what you can make a sled out of. The boys found the lid to a metal trash can and tied a lasso rope to it. The other end was tied to the ATV. Off we went flying down the drive way. The snow was cold, but not too cold. It was just perfect for sled riding on metal can lids. There is a certain snow type that you need for metal sleds. Did you know that? No, just kidding. I think all it takes is a lid, some snow, a rope and three kids willing to break their necks as they scream "Faster....go faster, Dad!" I love snow and I love to get my kids out in it. We just don't always get a lot of snow...sometimes we don't get any snow.
Bruce decided to get into the act, until he ran up the gravel road and Brian had to go after him. He was put on the chain after that. Our little dog, Sadie was quit put out when she had to stay inside the house. You could hear her yelping from the yard. She is such a drama queen. Gavin went first and was such a trooper. He was thrown this way and that way. He crashed into the snow banks and just laughed. Maggie got the award for most graceful dismount. As you can see in the third picture, all those dance classes have paid off. She is still pointing her toes even in the midst of a crash. Matthew was Matthew. The more extreme the better. It became a competition between dad and son to see who could go the fastest on the machine and who could throw who off the worst. It got a bit hairy there for a while. But, Miller men will be Miller men. They are the most extreme in just about anything. That's what I love about them. As you can see in the last picture, there are ice cycles hanging off Gavin's eye lashes. The boys were getting ready to ambush their dad. Poor guy.... I had to act like I didn't know what was about to happen. They look pretty serious don't they? After hours of fun, we headed into the house for some hot chocolate and a warm meal. The day had been a great day. One that I will remember forever.
Until next time...

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