Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ski Weekend

This past weekend we headed out to Vermont for a ski weekend with Brian's family. We had an awesome time. The rental shop had skis small enough for Edith even though she is a tad small for skiing. So we all got to hit the slopes or should I say bunny hill.
Addie did great skiing between Brian's and Uncle Nathan's skis. She even got to experience the big chair lift and head down a big hill with Brian. She laughed the entire way down. The biggest obstacle is that Addie absolutely hates the wind and when it gets a little blustery she gets panicky. So the second day she just wanted to stay inside.
Edith was very excited about her boots. She was racing all around in them. Then we put her skis on. After being slid across the snow for about 6 feet she yelled, "take them off." Not a good start. The boots were fabulous, but I guess skis were quite scary. The following day we thought we would have her try the magic carpet. She did like going up that and then Grandma just skied down carrying Edith. Edith liked that so we tried again with her skis on. Success. Skiing is actually fun. We think the problem was that she just didn't really know what skiing was. She had all the adults taking turns taking her down the bunny hill and had a blast.
Brian and I even got in a few runs ourselves and the fresh air and exercise felt wonderful. We had a wonderful time enjoying our family. The girls also got to enjoy the splash pool each day. Needless to say they were exhausted from swimming and skiing each night.
Unfortunately I forgot my camera! So no pictures!
And we must not forget one of the highlights of the trip. Grampa Leith introduced the girls to the word "scumbag". So the girls happily chatter and sing about scumbags now.

1 comment:

grandma b said...

I really enjoyed the weekend with you and was thrilled to see that the girls like skiing. Disappointed that my camera was not working.