Monday, March 05, 2007

Sledding - the Kelly way!

Sunday was a beautiful day- and we desperately needed one. So we took advantage of the beautiful weather and took the kids sledding at Davey. We headed out first thing in the morning and the kids went sledding for close to an hour. Each of my children had a mishap- of course! The girls are what you call accident prone- or just clumsy- I not completely sure which one. Corynn hit a tree on her first solo run- a tiny spindly tree that she had to veer way off course to hit! It happened in slow motion and we all saw it coming. We tried to get her to turn and/or roll off- but no she was having too much fun and hit it straight on. No - permanent damage or injury- but scary and funny at the same time. Kwynn had a good run and went right under a barbed wire fence. Her coat and pants got snagged and she was stuck- she was lucky because it could have been worse-- I was expecting blood and stitches- but no! The only casualty was the coat! Then McKynna and Kwynn rode together- and had a great run- so good that they passed the end of run and ended up in the ditch. They stopped hard and McKynna hit her face on Kwynn's head- blood oozed everywhere. Her nose was gushing- and of course the white snow covered in blood was a bit unnerving! But we have to come to expect this sort of stuff on family outings- in fact I carry a fully stocked first aid kit in my van- for just such an occasion. We laughed, we cried, there was blood sweat and tears (most of the sweat was by me having to walk back up the dang hill every time- how do kids have so much energy!?) In all we had tons of fun- and would do it again in a heart beat!


Rachel said...

How fun! I love sledding. Jonah won't go down the hill yet, but he likes to jump out of the way at the last minute when we go down the hill. Our kids have lots of accidents too, maybe not as bad as yours though!

Deb said...

I love sledding... it is so much fun. I also love that snow angel picture... great capture.