Friday, February 27, 2009

Birthday Boy

My son has been asking to go skiing since his first trip up to the resort this year. Each venture up to the canyon we hear the words "no" (snow) then "skeen" (skiing). He and his father have been pretending to ski around the house, jumping side to side and making the sound "choos". So, for his second birthday, we gave him a lesson. I was a little nervous, I wasn't sure he was old enough, but they assured me that children his age have taken lessons.

It turns out that he is a decent little skiier. The instructor told us that children his age usually can't balance their own weight, and she has to hold them up as they learn. As you can see, he did very well and enjoyed himself immensely. He hasn't stopped talking about it and we often find him jumping around saying "choos".

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We love you little skiier boy!!!! I can't believe you are already two.

Monday, February 16, 2009

I can move

We went out to sled this weekend. I have been feeling cabin fever and I just wanted to get out. There aren't too many places to go around here that don't take some driving, so we decided to stay close. We loaded up and headed up the canyon. The baby was content to sleep in the car while we took turns out playing with my son. I was so happy to be able to sled too, even though I can't fit into my snowpants yet. We kept it tame.


I don't much like sledding. The only injuries I have ever had have happened while sledding. But, my kids should be able to experience it, so I am a careful freak on the sled and they get to enjoy the experience.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Adventures in Photography

Here is the best result of my photo shoot on Saturday morning. I could not get my son to even try to cooperate so this was the best I got. I can't believe my baby fell asleep with all of the noise and then her brother decided to poke and prod her. At least I can get great pics of the oldest. She listens when I tell her to smile or look down.
However.....
He did decide that it would be cool to wear his helmet the rest of the day. He saw his dad and sister getting ready to go skiing/snowboarding and decided that he needed to wear his helmet. I could not get him to take it off. So, here he is safely eating icecream.




Friday, February 6, 2009

Winter

Winter here can be wonderful, or it can be dreary. It's lots of fun when it snows, but we have been in a lul and under a nasty inversion for the last 3 weeks since the baby was born. I think we have had one storm and this air just sits here. It gets so bad that we can't even see the other side of the valley. Luckily we had a little rain last night to clear out a bit of the inversion and I can now see the mountains, but it has been a few days since I have been able too. It makes life very bleak. I wish we could go outside. But, I you can't take the kids out in this air.




Looking out the window you can see the haze and this is much better than it has been.