In other exciting baby John news, he's slowly discovering he is mildly in control of those crazy things at the end of his arms! He spent one week in January studying them every chance he got!
Hanging out with big brother!
Someone loves to smile at himself in the mirror on the changing table!
The best part of Kids'N'Snow is everything is free and short. This is ideal for our kids' ages and our budget! The kids (and parents) get to leave all these events with only the fun memories and there's no family agony over cold, miserable kids not getting their money's worth.
Even though the dogs were tied to a 1/2 ton truck and trailer, and had a brake, they still needed an adult volunteer to help hold the sled in place as they loaded. James stepped up and held down the fort, errrr, sled!
Coming around the corner!
In the home stretch!
The kids reported it was very bumpy! Catherine hanging out:
Afterwards we headed to the park so the kids could do the snowmobiles. I stayed in the car to feed John and as I looked out I noticed what I thought was Matthew and Catherine zooming past on a snowmobile! Apparently Matthew took one lap by himself and then they let him drive Catherine around.
After snowmobiles we headed out to a pancake house for lunch. We were all shocked at the size and fanciness of the kids' hot chocolate!
Once we finished lunch and let John wiggle around in the restaurant, we headed back to the sledding hill! Matthew enjoyed taking this jump at least once before he decided it was better to have the sled stay on the ground!
For his first road trip, John did very, very well, as did the older kiddos. We had hoped to ski as well but when the sky started throwing down ice pellets we left while everyone was still happy.
Back home the next week was more cuddles:
When he's not busy cheering on the Hoos, he's off fighting crime with big sister: