Monday, March 01, 2010

Oliver goes sledding

We've had a lovely snowy winter in Ithaca. At the end of December, there was just enough snow on the ground for some very tame sledding. We thought Oliver should enjoy some winter fun, and experience his first sled ride.
Ready, get set, ...

Ollie was unhappy being zipped into his snowsuit. He cried so much that we almost aborted the mission, but we persisted. We trekked over to Caitlin and Jamie's house, grabbed a sled, and headed to the top of their tiny hill. Caitlin, Mariah, Shannon and Kieran all came out to join us. Ollie seemed skeptical, but tolerant of the situation. I sat him in front of me on the sled, counted to three, and down we went.

At the end of the ride, Ollie was pretty expressionless, but when I asked him if he liked it and wanted to go again, he gave a smile. A small smile, but a smile nonetheless! We ended up having quite a few rides, and it was good fun until a little snow made its way down his collar. Then it wasn't so fun any more, but who can blame him? All in all, we'll count his first sledding experience a success.

Going up the hillAll together now

Wheeeee!Ready to go

At the top of the hillIn the snow


Thamma, Dadu said...

Brrr! That doesnt look like Caitlin's backyard! Isn't it the Antarctic? What an experience for little Ollie!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful :)

yui said...

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Keep on challenging!

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