The older 3 had a blast outside sledding on our hill that ends, not so conveniently, in a pond. A few of the neighbor kids got pretty wet, but thankfully none of ours fell in...
Miles had to content himself with watching from inside. Even though the snow only comes once or twice a year here, I'm still not fascinated by it enough to bundle up and get out there myself. Had my fill from 22 years in the great snow belt up North.
After a couple of active days outside, we also had some active family dinners -- don't let this somber-looking photo fool you.
Last night we introduced the kids to one of my old favorite bands that Pete found on his iPod: Hokus Pick. And it turns out I still love their music! Trey, if you're reading this, we told Strider all about how we brought the group and Steve Taylor to Grove City -- he thought that was pretty cool.
Then as we were cleaning up from dinner, suddenly the house was filled with the voice of our good friend Howard Cole. He was preaching a sermon, one that we've enjoyed before.... Turns out Howard follows Hokus alphabetically on Pete's iPod. Even though he sounded pretty different from the music we had just been enjoying, we were happy to hear him, too. :)
Other indoor fun this weekend has included cozy time around the fireplace, a board game with a neighbor friend, and some long over-due house-cleaning (which led to the frustrating phenomenon of having a clean house and not being able to invite anyone over because of the roads!). Then, a highlight of the weekend: roasting marshmallows...
Regardless, everyone has already agreed that this was one of the BEST weekends.