Pin It We were THRILLED to see snow on the ground when we woke up on Saturday morning. We've been waiting for snow…and waiting…and waiting! The past two years we were absolutely buried in snow by this time of year, but this year has been a lot warmer.
We bought Maia a sled for Christmas and it's been really depressing to drag her around the living room on it! We've been hoping to have enough snow to go out at least once and we finally got our chance!
After her morning nap, we all dressed warmly and headed outside - even the dogs came with us. We walked just a few houses down the street to a small field that's popular for sledding. It's a perfect place for kids - it's just enough for them to get a little momentum, but not steep enough to be really scary.
Here's Maia as we walked down the street...
She looks so comfy!! We bought the wooden sled for her but we also purchased the back for it. It's removable so when she gets older we can take it off, but for now it's great!
The first couple times, she had quite a grimace on her face as the sled started down the slight drop.
It was so cute but we were worried it would make her too afraid to sled anymore.
But that wasn't the case at all!!
Romas brought Maia up and down the hill at least a dozen times!! Each time her smile got bigger and bigger…
Apparently Maia loves sledding!
She's a little dare-devil like her dad. We call her the "adrenaline junkie." Before I know it, she'll be asking to go scuba diving and sky diving with her dad. (My blood pressure goes up just thinking about it!)
Here's a video I shot of Maia in action...
With her mittens on you can't see her fingers, but at the end she signs "more." It looks like she's clapping, but she's signing to us that she wants to go again!! She's hilarious! We could have stayed out there all day if it were up to Maia!!
We stopped for a quick photo as we walked back to the house.
The dogs are watching the kids behind us in the snow. Do you see the ramp? Three teenaged boys were snowboarding down the hill and jumping the ramp! It was pretty impressive.
We had such a great afternoon! I hope we get more opportunities to sled before winter is over. Maia certainly loved the experience!!