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We have gone most of the winter without snow and then...
It hit us last week. We went to school one day last week, and in all honesty there was not much difference between Thursday and Friday, the one day we did go.
My son has been in heaven. He loves winter and loves to snowboard on a hill by our house which has been the sledding hill for over 100 years. He has watched skateboarders and snowboarders on TV since he was a little kid. We traveled to several skateparks in the midwest when he was little, but he has only snowboarded on "real" slopes a few times.
The first talk of snow and Ethan and his friends are out building and rebuilding ramps. Each year their endeavors seem to get more creative and interesting than the previous one. They have used a door, a desk, a doghouse, an old water fountain, PVC pipe, logs, and any piece of wood that is not nailed down to build their ramps.
This year, they took the top of a picnic table to make their ramp. This ramp was high enough to give Ethan enough air to try a 360. After many attempts, he finally landed it. Here is the video. His friend put the turn in slow motion which makes it really neat to watch. I know it is not the X-Games, but for my son, it was snow day fun!