Sledding (And Other Happenings Of Today)

Hey! Today was a long day. As the title says, we went sledding, but that was later in the day. Today started out with me (and eventually my mom) searching for an hour for my snow pants so I could play outside in the snow with my family. Up until that point, I had been typing Chapter 2 of Running in my room. By the time we find my snow pants, everyone is coming in (literally, I walked up the stairs with my pants and they were walking in the door). My little 5-year-old brother AJ says he’ll go back out with me to play with me, so he waits for me to put my pants, boots, hat, scarf, and jacket on, and we go out in the snow.

About five minutes later, he wants me to push him on the swing, so we walk across the yard to the swing, and he tries to hop on. This knocks his glove off. “Oh no!” he shouts. Finally, after several failed attempts to put his glove on, I admit defeat. “Alright, let’s go have Mommy put it on,” I say. I tell you, trying to put on a five-year-old’d glove is hard work! We start running to the front yard, where my mom and my 13-year-old brother Roman are shoveling the driveway, but halfway there, AJ’s boot falls off!

“Sam!” he yells, since I’m a little ahead (I am 9 1/2 years older than him). “My boot! It fell off!” I look back and see that, yes, it had indeed gotten stuck in the snow and was not on his foot. Now I’m starting to worry, since AJ’s sitting in the snow, his foot (the one without the boot on it) in the snow, and it’s 15°F, with the windchill making it seem 20°F colder. I yell, “Stick your foot up in the air!” He doesn’t, so I try a different tactic. “C’mon, stand up so I can carry you to Mom!” I shout (I’m yelling and shouting because 1. my hood makes it hard to hear, and 2. I’m nervous that if he’s out in the cold any longer he could get frostbite or something. People shout when they get worried.

Anyways, when AJ hears me say “Mom,” he gets up and starts running to the front yard. I run after him, yelling at him to stop and let me carry him. He doesn’t, and we reach my mom, who basically tells him to go inside and get fixed up (get new socks, get re-bundled-up, etc…). He starts to cry, so I hurriedly explain that we’re not going to stay inside, but we’re just going to get ready to stay warm when we’re outside again. He seems to get this, and walks inside with me. When we get inside, he decides that he wants to stay in, so I take his snow clothes off and wrap him in a blanket, and then go back out to help shovel.

Fast forward a few hours. We went sledding. It was really fun! I tried to use my snowboard that I got for Christmas, but my feet were too big. Amanda and AJ were able to use it, though. At the end of our sledding adventures, Mom, me, Roman, AJ, and Amanda all went down the hill in the same sled a few times. It was fun!

Yep, today was really fun! Alright, I’m going to go see if I can finish Chapter 2 of Running, maybe get it published on Wattpad tonight? Bye!

-Sam

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It’s Christmas Eve!

 Hey! As you probably have realized, it’s Christmas Eve! And, it’s just starting to sink in for me. Just barely. I just wrapped a shit-ton of presents, but I like wrapping, so it was fun. I enjoyed it. Later, we are going to 4 o’clock mass, which is the first Christmas mass that I remember without Father Peter, but it’s also Father Shemek’s first Christmas mass with us. After mass, we’re going to go to my grandpa’s house to meet up with my aunt and her boyfriend, Bill, and his son, Neil, my cousin, Zach, where we exchange gifts with them. Then, at around 8 or 9, we go home and sleep. Well, at least us kids do. My parents and my Uncle (he stays over every Christmas Eve night) stay up late. Okay, I think that’s it for now. Time to go work on my Dos quarter project (history, in case you forgot). Oh, and I STILL kept the posting streak. Look at that! Alright, that’s really it. Bye!

-Sam

 P.S. Maybe tomorrow I’ll post a picture of our tree?

New York And A Big Thank You To Bing And Grey’s Anatomy

Hey. Well, if there’s one good thing that came out of not airing a Grey’s Anatomy on Thanksgiving, it’s that a couple new people discovered my blog, thanks to them searching Bing for some answers as to if there was an episode or not. I would still rather have an episode to watch, but whatever. Also, I went to New York with Gabby and her mom and two of her mom’s friends on Sunday! It was so much fun! We just shopped, but I got my Christmas shopping done for my little brother A.J. and little sister Amanda. The train ride back was hilarious. Okay, I have to go read and make an outline for my history homework, then study for an art quiz tomorrow. Bye!

-Sam

My Week

Hey. So, this vacation was really good. It got started early in the week, when we went bowling and had icecream sundaes one night. Then, on Thursday, we went swimming (inside, of course), and then we went to eat at Red Robin (YUM!!), and after that I slept at a friend’s house. Friday, I just chilled at my friend’s house, so it was pretty relaxing. Also, on Friday night, my friend’s brother, who’s also my friend, slept at my house. We played a lot of Halo and COD (I won a lot at Halo, COD not so much, I don’t play it a lot). He went home on Saturday, so I got to relax a bit before Monster Jam (monster trucks) on Sunday. My whole family went, as well as the two brothers and their dad. My little 4-year-old brother A.J. actually fell asleep in the middle of it! Can you imagine! Monster trucks roaring, and he’s just sleeping the day away. It was crazy. Anyways, that’s my week in a nutshell. Pretty fun. So, bye for now!

-Sam