Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Field trip to Kiwanis

Laugh at us all you want you East-Coasters or any other person that lives where there is snow. Out here in Arizona we aren't so fortunate. We don't have to get up early to shovel snow just so we can back out of our driveway, or call out sick because the garage door is frozen shut and our car is inside. We don't have to wear a long sleeve shirt, a sweater, a winter coat, thermal underpants, pants, thick socks, mittens, hat and a scarf just to check the mail. Oh no dear friends, we don't have that luxury.

But what we DO have is a block of ice to play on, and trust me, when you are a kid living in AZ, this is a big deal.

Today, Little A's class went to Kiwanis park for their field trip. They slid down a huge hill by laying or sitting on a block of ice.

I love telling my "snow" friends about this because they think it's our ghetto version of sledding. That may be the case, but at least my kids aren't packing on 50 lbs of clothing just to slide down a hill. Nope. We wear what we want, don't freeze our asses off, and enjoy the convenience of easily trekking back up the hill without snow slowing us down as we run.

The kids had a blast. Here are some of the pics I took:

The kids running up the hill

Getting instructions

The push
The slide

The finish

Me and Little A
Some of the other kids going down the hill
Some of D's biggest admirer's.
Little A in action!
video

2 comments:

Mommy Dear said...

How fun! Where do you get those big chunks of ice??

Unknown Mami said...

I'd be pushing the kids out of the way to get a turn.

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