He loved it! After about 20 runs down the hill (and 19 trips carrying him back up all the stairs) we decided it was time to head in for some pre-nap hot cocoa.
While Graham napped, Amanda, Melissa and I began to work on a surprise. Amanda had found us a great deal on 2 new tubes, and although I offered to run them to the gas station to fill them, it was decided by the girls that we could easily blow them up ourselves.
So we huffed- and puffed...
and finally we were ready to hit the hill again. I even dug El Toro out of the garage for some winter fun. Melissa, Graham and I all had nice new snow pants, but Amanda had to improvise her outfit.
Tres chic! The beret gives the ensemble a touch of class, no?
We made our second run of the day, and I'm not sure if was the new few inches freshly fallen
snow, or the great inflating job on the new tubes, but this time the runs were faster and much more wild.
We had a few fun runs, but then Melissa was dumped hard on her head, and Graham and I hit hard after our tube decided in mid air to quit the run and let us continue on our own.
Here's the view from our porch. There's a walkway I shoveled 3 times under there somewhere.
Here's the view from the back porch-