Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Snow Daze

There is nothing better than playing in the snow after a blizzard.

During last week's blizzard, the air temperature was very cold. This colder temperature created very small snow flakes. Of course, since it was a blizzard, the flakes may have been tiny, but there were lots and lots of them. When this happens, as the snow piles up, it becomes very powdery. It is like jumping into sugar. The snow is resistent to packing. Good snow-ball-making is almost impossible and pulling a sled is like moving a car that is stuck in the mud.

Pete exhibits this powdered sugar phenomena, as he tries to pull Nicholas on his sled through the snow.
The sled refuses to budge

But Pete trudges on like a trooper...

 Around the corner

A closer look.....

"Knock yourself out Dad, I'll just roll in the snow," says Weston

"Please Weston, a little help?" pleads Dad.

"Whaddya say Weston, wanna help?"

"Dad, I don't think this is gonna work! Ooops"
"Let's try again."
"Dad, why don't you try pushing from the back?"

No luck

"I know...let's get Muffy!"

"We're doing it!"

"We're done!"

Muffy gets on the sled to show the gang how it's done.

Happy Nick

Happy Weston

Happy Muffy

Tired Dad