Friday, February 23, 2007

Sledding Fun!

School was out this week for winter vacation, and we had the pleasure of a two-day visit from our son, his wife, and our 2 little grandsons.

Andrew and "C "

The weather obligingly warmed up for two days, and we had perfect sledding conditions. The snow was just right...not too powdery, not too crusty.

We're lucky to have some great hills for sledding on our farm.

Grandpa to the rescue

Ross took the tractor down and carried us all back up in the bucket each time. Andrew pulled "K" up the hill in the sled a few times the day before, so the tractor was a welcome ride...

......and the boys loved it :) Posted by Picasa

Andrew and the boys

This toboggan doesn't get much use these days. Our kids used it, and my hubby and his siblings used it before them. It's been around a long time!

Down the hill!

.......and up again!

Down again!

That's our DIL on the sled, and "C" is on the toboggan in front of Andrew.Posted by Picasa

The boys had fun making snowballs, and had to bring them back to the house, hoping to put them in the freezer to save for the next time they came to the farm.

I think Andrew would've stayed a lot longer, but for the rest of us it was time to go back to the house for a snack and a rest!

And a bit of play time with the toys.

"C" wrote Jasmine a nice little letter.

She really loved having the boys here. She missed them after they'd gone home.....and walked around meowing. She really enjoyed having company, and especially children to play with.

On Wednesday night we had a nice pot roast, and for dessert I made Andrew's favorite, a chocolate éclair cake. You should all try this at least once in your lifetime. It's scrumptious! Perhaps I should post the recipe? Let me know if you'd like it. Posted by Picasa

It was a wonderful couple of days. Sunshine, fun, exercise, good food and family...who could ask for anything more?

I hope you all have a great weekend!


PEA said...[Reply]

Dear Kerri,

Wonderful brought back so many memories of when my 4 brothers and I would go sledding on the hills near the house we lived in:-) You all look like you were having so much fun!! Oh and yes please, we'd love to have your recipe for that delicious looking eclair cake!! xoxo

Susie said...[Reply]

What wonderful family fun! I was thinking how much my own grandsons would love to play in the snow like this!
They have to drive to Tahoe (about 3 hrs from here to do this)
Looks like a delightful time was had by all. Your cake looks delish, and yes,please do share the recipe!!

Alice said...[Reply]

The last thing in the world that I need is a Chocolate Eclair Cake but, yes please, do post the recipe. Thank you, dear.

I knew there had to be some positive aspects to being surrounded by snow, and you have captured them with your camera.

That was a trip that your grandsons will remember even when they are Andrew's age, and they'll be so glad that their parents took them to stay with such loving grandparents and that you were all able to share in this wonderful time together. Real family time.

I feel warm and fuzzy reading about it, even if the snow isn't (although it does look a bit fuzzy.)

Laurie & Chris said...[Reply]

It looks like alot of fun. i haven't been sledding in a very long time. i don't mind going down its the coming back up that kills me you gyys had the right idea.:)

Tammy said...[Reply]

What fun!!!
And the extra ride that's service!!
Jasmine and her letter made me sweet!!
Hey, don't say Chocolate Eclair Dessert" too loud around here...I'll have to dig around and make one as it is Hubby and son's favorite!!

Carolanne said...[Reply]

I love the photos - sledding looks like a lot of fun!
As for posting the chocolate eclair cake - I know I would like it that's why I'm wondering if you should post it. LOL

Val said...[Reply]

My favorite photos were NOT of the snow, but the one of the two boys playing with their trucks and other "vehicles". Reminded me so much of my two (years ago). And look at those chubby cheeks!

judypatooote said...[Reply]

What a great week end.....i love the snow when it is just right...ya know pretty.....and I love seeing the grandkids playing in we are having a morning of freezing rain, and icey no church again... rain is suppose to come this afternoon.....and a warm up... your grandchildren are quite cute......have a restful Sunday....

Hillside Garden said...[Reply]

Kerri, what a great place for children to play! You are lucky to have such a ground.


Apple said...[Reply]

What a riot! We never got pulled back up the hill, that looks like as much fun as sliding down. Your hill looks great, long and nothing to run into. We always had trouble steering the toboggan so I always found it frightening but my brother loved it. You may not see the boys as often as you'd like but they have great memories of every visit!

Stu said...[Reply]

WOW!!! How much fun does that look like????

Severely envious in this part of the world Kerri. Thanks for posting such a detailed view of your hillside escapades. Great to see.

HORIZON said...[Reply]

Woa- what brilliant fun! l want to move to your neck of the woods Kerri. The boys are having a fantastic time-nothing like getting out on the snow on a sunny day :)
That chocolate eclair cake looks so tempting- l wish this were a scratch and sniff blog- better still- a scratch and taste one :)lol

Sonia said...[Reply]

Love this post Kerri. Beautiful photos and wonderful snow's view!
Your grandchildren looks adorable!
Sounds that all had a great time! Is Andrew's birthday? If yes, Happy Birthday, Andrew!

Anita said...[Reply]

Oh, sledging! We always went sledging to the hills near to the village where I grew up.

Unfortunately, there's not enough snow nowadays and we had just one or two snowy days this winter. Well, you might know from the photos from my blog that our "winter" was not a real one this year since it was much too warm...

Midlife Mom said...[Reply]

Yes please post the recipe for the cake, it sounds yummy! Loved the pictures of your guys sledding. We have some good hills too and the grandkids love to come over for a good afternoon sledding. It's so good for them to be out in the fresh air and sunshine and not sitting in front of the television or computer! Keep the pictures coming!

Sissy said...[Reply]

You have such an awesome family! Those boys sure are lucky to have grandparents like you!!!

Annie in Austin said...[Reply]

Your photos of the adorable grandsons do bring back memories of sledding fun, but the crowded hills we used were part of local parks or forest preserves, rather than found in such a pastoral setting.

Kerri, sometimes it seems as if you're living in an updated Grandma Moses painting!

My cousin also makes something she calls Chocolate Eclair Cake- what a dangerous name. Sure - go ahead!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Cris said...[Reply]

I love the pictures of the snow, especially because we don't get any here, and I just wish I could just go there and make an angel or something. Really pretty, so white!!!

JunieRose2005 said...[Reply]

Oh my goodness! That playing in the snow looks like a lot of fun! I love looking at your pictures. You have a very nice blog!

I saw on your profile we like a lot of the same music-


Marlene Depler said...[Reply]

What fun! Looks like you have lots of room for the kids to sled.

I don't know about you, but I am definitely ready to be done with snow for this year. Bring on spring!