Friday, March 13, 2015

The Bobsled Run

I did not think that Paul could top the huge igloo he built during the big snow of 2014.  But he outdid himself this year by building a bobsled run in our front yard.  He banked up the sides, and we used a snow tube.

I am not much of one for hanging out in the snow.  But once I went down one time I was hooked, and so were the boys.  It was wicked fast.  The second day, it got even faster, and we started making the boys wear helmets to go down.  It was the most fun I remember having in a very long time.

 
 
No way can Paul outdo himself next year!  This was just too much fun.  I will have more pictures in the near future.
 
Linked with Good Fences at Run A Round Ranch.
 
Readers, what is the most fun you remember having in the snow?

32 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

That looks like such a blast! You do realise you've given Paul a challenge for next year, right?

Most fun in the snow? Wellll, I'd have to say it was the year my brothers decided to re-create a traditional Scandinavian sauna, complete with jumping in the icy creek... naked as jaybirds. My grandfather later reported that they shrieked and turned blue, rather like pre-Smurf Smurfettes! Guess *I* didn't have fun in the snow with that one, but it involves snow and it made me laugh for ages; still does.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

If you see him building something this summer, it might be a ramp or maybe a loop for next winter!

bas van Es said...

dit zijn onbetaalbare momenten.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh it looks like a lot of fun to me. Paul will try very hard to top this I am sure:) Hug B

Out on the prairie said...

Get a good pack and it goes faster. I spray cooking spray on my sleds to get them faster.

Steve Surratt said...

Looks like fun! But also scary. Bobsledding is on my "do not fly" list along with skateboarding, rock climbing and jumping-off-the-roof-for "fun".

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That sounds like so much fun!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, so COOL!!! don't forget to link in, dearie! or let me know if you'd like me to do it for you!

Karen S. said...

Picture proof, winter is a blast!

Ginny said...

You captured it wonderfully! How long did it take him? What a genius idea! It will be sad to see it melt, I hope it is in the shade. A picture of sheer joy.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

This looks fun!! I love sledding. I went sledding last winter after years of not doing it. When I was a kid, we went sledding in the cow pasture, where there was a great hill. We just had to be careful not to hit a cow or cow pie. And if you didn't stop soon enough at the bottom, you might hit a barbed wire fence. :-)

Yep, you have placed the challenge out there for Paul. lol

SweetMarie said...

cute pic! the kids in our neighborhood were sledding with their dogs running beside them. :)

Knipsa Passtscho said...

That looks like a bunch of fun, would love to join in :))
Have a fine weekend
【ツ】Knipsa

alissa apel said...

That does look like fun! I haven't done anything lately. The snow we had this year was more like ice. I did like building a snowman with the boys a year ago.

Sally said...

How fun! I love seeing and hearing about FUN. Makes my heart smile! :)

xoxo

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh what fun!! I bet the boys enjoyed that immensely!

Harry Flashman said...

When my kids were little and home, we had fun in the snow. But now they are gone snow is just another logistical problem to deal with.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Sledding is the MOST fun! Love that huge grin!

Linda said...

Oh, that looks like fun! Wheee!

Busy Bee Suz said...

That certainly looks like a blast for the whole family!

Small Kucing said...

Bobsled? Never heard of it coz we dont have snow over here. sure sound like you all are having loads of fun over there

Annette said...

How cool! We had a lot of fun in the snow this year too, with tubing, sledding, and good old fashioned snowball fights. We never tried making a bob sled though!

Montanagirl said...

Oh yes, that looks like great fun!

Lin said...

SWEET! I would have LOVED that!

Maybe an ice rink next year? I always wanted to do an ice rink in the yard.

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

That looks like a lot of fun :)

mail4rosey said...

That does look fun. I'd get out there and do that one too. :)

Michaele said...

Terrific idea! What a blast!

Felicia said...

yep looks like a great time was had by all.

Betsy Adams said...

Hello, Just got home from a nice trip to Arkansas to celebrate George's birthday. I will blog about it tomorrow.

Now--it's time to start working in the yard, cleaning up all of the 'junk' from the ice storm. What a mess!!!

Having three sons keeps DADDY young too... Your hubby LOVES every minute of it I'm sure!!!! Glad the sons love it too...

My ex loved model trains. He built a huge train set in one of our rooms HOPING that the sons would love model railroading like he did. That never happeened... ha ha

Hope you are doing well.
Hugs,
Betsy

April Lou said...

That looks awesome!!! It doesn't snow here. I've never experienced that kind of winter fun.

Endah Murniyati said...

Something that I can't find the real here. Thick snow... such a lot of fun playing on the white snow.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Sounds like fun to me... I am hoping when I get home from Las Vegas that all the snow is gone.