If my favorite fall activity with Olivia is hiking on Saturdays, then my favorite thing to do in winter is sledding on Sundays.
It finally hit (almost) 30 degrees here yesterday after temps hovered near 0 for the last week and a half. So we all bundled up (except for me because my hips are now too wide for my old snow pants sonofawhore), which took some time considering we had to buy Olivia snow boots two sizes up and had to make sure her feet were all the way in.
Through it all, she remained characteristically stone-faced, but got a little more curious as she waited for us to dress.
As soon as Olivia got on her sled and Chris took off with her, she was ALL giggles. Like I almost peed my thermal pants laughing with her.
I don’t know if she was laughing because Toby was racing alongside her, or if it was the sheer joy of cruising around in the snow, but she thought it was the greatest thing ever.
Naturally I took 115 photos of this 25 minute outing.
I mean, Dem Cheeks. They look SO much more fluffy out in the snow.
Anyway, I learned that pulling a sled around is a lot harder when you’re 31 verses 20. And that 13 month old babies don’t like wearing mittens.
Toby, when he wasn’t making it his life’s goal to join her in the sled, happily raced around with his frisbee.
I know what he’s thinking: You jerks never take me out to play in the snow anymore.
I don’t think she quite knew what to do when we took her out of the sled and stuck her in the snow. She was definitely most happy in her sled with her Toby dog chasing her around.
Why, oh why did this picture not turn out? That’s ok, I’m still putting it on here, because I CAN’T EVEN with that smile.
We’ll have to get a bigger sled to take her down some actual hills with us, because regardless what our 2005 selves would like to believe, we simply cannot squeeze ourselves in this sled with her.
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