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The following contains photographs of a potentially disturbing nature. Please be assured that no small children were seriously harmed during the taking of these photographs.

Here is HungryMan doing his pre-sledding warm-up, primarily comprised of decapitating today’s snowman.

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Once properly stretched, he loaded the family in our car and drove to the hill of his sledding legends.

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“Was this your hill when you were little, Daddy”

“Yes, but I think it was bigger back then.”

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“What are you doing Daddy?”

“Well little girl, I’m turning this sledding hill up to eleven.”

After a few short runs, HungryMan grew dissatisfied with the smooth flight down the hill. Determined to give Ava the experience that he remembered, HungryMan fortified the sledding hill with a ski jump.

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“Whoopeee! Yes. Yes. Yes!”

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“Again! We gotta do that again!”

Nate is a firm believer in what doesn’t kill you is fun.

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“But Daddy, is it safe?”

“No it’s not safe, it’s dangerous!”

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“Hang on Ava!”

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“This. Is. Awesome!”

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Whoopsie daisies”

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“We’re still good.”

Last time I checked “Stop, Drop, and Roll” did not involve snow or MY three-year-old.

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“Oh sweetie, did you get some snow in your face?”

It’s kind of like the log ride minus the log and safety features. Apparently HungryMan is looking for a new title, how about DangerMan?

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When I mentioned the refreshing nature of white space yesterday, this isn’t exactly what I had in mind.

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But then again, I grew up here.

So what do you possibly do with a world of white?

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First you have to do a lot of this:

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Then you go and search for the famed hill of your daddy’s childhood.

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Ready. Set. Go!

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In Minnesota, it’s not just harsh weather, but harsh conditions. Three-year-olds must carry their own sleds up the steep hills.

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Even when the snow is up to their knees. Uff-da!

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Oh, but look at the rewards.

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(Don’t let the picture fool you, this girl flies.)

Refreshing?

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Yes and wonderful in every wintry way (wait…wasn’t yesterday the first day of spring).

Lest you think that sledding with daddy is anything short of an adventure, ask yourself how the snow got on top of Ava’s hat. Oh, and check back tomorrow.

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