Snow Sledding in Virginia

Where Are My Hat and Gloves?

My kids love snow when it’s fresh and new!  They love to sled for hours and will work up a sweat doing it.

For this little outing at our local park I was extra prepared with hot chocolate in 2 large thermoses.  I highly recommend doing this and wish I had decided to do it sooner.  Because, you know by the time you make sure everyone has gone potty, then get them dressed and out to the sledding hill…you want them to sled for longer than 15 minutes before they get tired, cold, or hungry.

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This was the first big snow of the season and I think we saw 6-8″! It was definitely enough to make every surface magically slick.  The big hill gave them a long but slow ride, which was fun for about 3 rides.  The walk up the hill was quite a workout just watching them.  So we decided to explore a little more and we found a short, steep hill and that’s where all the fun was had.

After about an hour and a half, the sun came out and the day was really warm and comfortable.  It reminded me of skiing on sunny days as a kid in New Mexico.  Back when I was also a kid and I NEVER got cold.  Meanwhile, I’m the one drinking all the hot chocolate and they’re drinking the water because they’re running up this hill every 90 seconds.  But they had such a great time!

 

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THis shot right here makes me laugh every time!

Something I really enjoy about photographing my own kids is when I catch a moment like this.  It’s not technically perfect, but I know what happened and these get put in our family yearbooks! Watching my kids flip through these books and reminisce is my favorite.  My biggest tip if you want silly action shots…

Just keep shooting through the action

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