Saturday, March 04, 2006

The perfect Winter day

Having acquired cheap cross country ski equipment to outfit the whole family recently, we decided to go out for a day of cross country skiing in a wooded conservation area and have a winter picnic.

The Weather Network's forcast of today being the perfect winter day for outdoor play was our motivator to go for sure, given we're not likely to see enough snow from now on till spring to go out again.

With baby in back pack, and lunch and a blanket on the sled I hauled behind me, we headed off into the back woods.

After about 45 minutes we stopped and had a snack of hummus and crackers, hot chicken stew, baguettes and koolaid. Dh took some photos of the cute litte creek running beside us while we got set to eat. As I was putting stuff away, Dh and DD trommped off to go lok at the creek and a dead racoon. DD put her foot through the cute little creek and got a really wet foot.
I gave her one of my second socks and the zip lock bag from the baugette to put in her boot, so she could ski back out.Dh did the best he could to make her dry and warm for the trip back out. Still given our solutions she was cold and wet, which sucks for anyone...but for the most part she was a trooper and is a great little skier for 5 years old.

The baby had fun in the back pack, and slept all the way back out to the truck where we parked.

Once home hot chocolate, warm baths and naps were in order. Dh will be paying for this perfect winter day for weeks now with his CFS, but I'd say it was worth it. It was a nice afternoon. I hope he feels the same.

Here's a few photos of the day.

Dh is the photographer, so I snapped this as we started out. The only photo of him, since he took all the rest

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