Adam wasn't too in love with the whole thing. At the beginning Joel tried to let him go down the hill on a sled, just at the very bottom, but Adam really wasn't excited about that. He mostly just stood at the bottom after that.
I was brave and went down on a little saucer. It was scary when it would turn around and you'd be going down backwards. But Jenna inspired me with her braveness, I didn't want her to think that her mom is too big of a sissy.
Jenna and Maggie on the tube...
Like I said, Adam wasn't very excited.
After we got done sledding we left to go back home, but at the top of the snow-covered road we waited to make sure the Bade's got up the hill okay in their van. Well, after a minute or two we didn't see them so we turned around to see if they needed help. They weren't at the bottom of the hill, so we assumed they went the other way down the road to check out some smoke we'd seen. We almost turned around once on the road because we didn't want to get stuck, but there wasn't a good place to turn around. We kept going, and guess who we ran into? The Bades of course, stuck in the snow! We are so glad we decided to go find them! Joel and Chad were able to push their van out, after much work and some sticks piled in front of tires. The unfortunate part was that then we had to turn around, so of course we got stuck as well. It's a good thing that Joel and Chad are strong, because we could have been there for awhile! But in the end we all made it out alright and we had some fun memories! For the other Sarah's version, head over to her blog to read about it. :)
On Thursday we were lucky enough to be able to go to Joel's Aunt Gwen's house and spend Thanksgiving with her family. My kids always love going to Gwen's, as do Joel and I. Dinner was great, and we got to play some fun games. We really love hanging out with family. We are blessed to have such great family around!
Then yesterday we had another birthday to celebrate! Our little Adam turned TWO years old! Oh how time flies. He really wasn't too interested in all the birthday hoopla. When asked about his birthday his usual response was, "No." But after church we had dinner, opened presents, and had cake. Adam did a good job of opening his presents, even with all of the "help" his siblings gave him.
He got this big furry ball from his Grandma R. and he's just not sure what to think about it. Joel was trying to get him to touch it but he wasn't too excited about that prospect. He's doing better with it today, and I'm sure before long he'll be throwing it at all of us.
All the kids (minus Gannon) getting ready for cake. I'm not sure why we didn't have Adam in the middle?
The cake says "Happy Birthday Adam" but you can't really tell in the picture. It's probably better that way, it really didn't look very good!
And Adam did enjoy eating his cake. He ate quite a bit, then left to play. But he kept coming back to take a few bites, then run off and play some more. I like his style!
Adam had his two year wellness check at the doctor today, and his weight is back on the charts! After his 12 month appointment his weight dropped off the bottom of the chart, so you could say he was about in the -5%. But he had a little growth spurt and he's now up to the 3% line. Way to go, Adam! (I think it may have something to do with the fact that they don't have to take their clothes off to weigh them at this age) His height is around the 25% line. He's a little guy, but very healthy! Although the doctor noticed that he has an ear infection in his left ear! Weird! He's the first of my kids to even have an ear infection (that we know of). But since he really isn't showing any symptoms and doesn't seem to be in any pain we aren't going to treat it, it will probably just go away on it's own. If not, we can go back in to get it treated. He did have to get one shot today, but he didn't cry at all. I think he was still angry about the fluoride treatment on his teeth so he didn't care about the shot.
Well, that will conclude the birthdays from our family for quite a few months. We have had three in the last 6 weeks! Now it's on to Christmas! I can't wait!