Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Do you want to build a snowman?

It's been snowing solid for 3 days here which is extremely rare.  We have been taking advantage of this opportunity by playing outside.  We spend the afternoon sledding, building snowmen and igloos.  While the babies napped we went outside for  PE class from our 24 year old, down to our 5 year old, plus 2 dogs.  For some moving around in the snow was very challenging for others the sensory input from the snow was to much so the playing did not last as long for them.  Emma wasn't able to walk in the snow unless she was being supported however she did sled down the hill once on her big sisters lap.  Sledding did not prove to be an activity that she enjoyed asking to go inside repeating over and over "I don't like it when it's not fun".  Joseph was content to smooth the snow on his brothers igloo but that was his limit.  Others were more energetic running up the hill and sledding down over and over in between throwing snow balls for the dogs.

Later Dad took our newest driver out for some snow/ice driving.  It was the perfect opportunity to practice and get used to handling a vehicle in slippery situations.

All the snow excitement proved to be to much for some, Emma needed to be cuddled for hours after as she was more than done in.  Others needed to relax on the couch watching a movie.  The dogs although acting like puppies outside felt their advanced ages and both have been limping around the house since.

It's amazing the power of a rest, even though some didn't appear to enjoy playing outside and after it seemed like it had been to much, after their rest they are all recounting their fun in the snow.

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