Friday, January 16, 2009

Too old for sledding?

I think I may be too old to go sledding. Why? Because on Sunday, we went sledding with my brother and his family and I hurt myself. Who hurts themselves sledding? It is supposed to be fun, right?
I borrowed Noah's super fast sled and made a very quick trip down the hill. The problem was in my navigation (or lack thereof). I made the fatal mistake of hitting all the "built in jumps". For some dumb reason, I didn't let go or jump off the sled, I just clung on for dear life and got some major air. My left wrist took the brunt of the action and got hyper-extended.
Nephew... Noah.. the guy with the super fast sled
Abby... screaming her way down the hill (as usual)
Kippy is the Evel Knievel of the group.... look at joy on her face as she zips by.
Russ & Nixin trudging back up the hill to go for another ride.
Steve found a little broken piece of sled and was able to go for a ride. He sure kicks up the snow, doesn't he?

Kippy and Noah had one of the wildest rides. They had so much speed build up that they made it all the way to the chain-link fence, which abruptly stopped them. Luckily, there are no injuries to report.
Steve and I on the same sled just don't fit as well as the kids...

I guarantee that none of these kids were sore like I was Monday morning. My back, shoulders and neck... not to mention my wrist, which has been in a brace ever since!


Lori said...

That is too bad you got hurt. It looks like SO much fun. What a blast!

Heather said...

Your sledding photos are awesome! Derek's mom had to go to the hospital once after sledding...I guess you CAN get too old for sledding, but I don't think you're there YET!!!