Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Another Skiier

When we went skiing a couple weeks ago, we discovered that our family is finally a good combination of ages. Shaggy and Lollipop Pop are old enough and good enough to go off with their Dad or a friend to ski and snowboard. Sugar Plum Fairy is old enough that we don't have to haul all of the baby/toddler paraphernalia to spend the day outside. We decided spend Sunday in the mountains again. The weather was spectacular...warm at times and the skiing was very good (or so I hear). There were gobs of people but the resort does a great job spreading people out on the mountain and the various lifts so the lines are not long.

This trip, we decided to put Sugar Plum Fairy in ski lessons.

She was beyond excited and did very well. Her concentration was very high...look at her fingers in the photos...

After the lesson, her brother and sister each spent time with her practicing. Again, it does my heart good to see these kids together. They are pretty awesome...in my humble opinion.

These last two photos are not the best...both taken through the truck windows, but the view of the valley below us was pretty as we were above the clouds.

You will have to use your imagination a bit here, but you could actually see the coastal mountain range. The sun is right above them on the right side and the dark line under the orange sky on the left. This is a rare thing to be able to see across the entire valley... about 80 miles as the crow flies. It was spectacular!
Another successful day in the snow with no broken bones...yes, I am knocking on wood!


Farmchick said...

Sweet photos of your kids together and I like the last two taken out of the window. Nice!

Stefanie said...

I love family time. When the whole family can get together and do the same activity. It does a mom's heart wonders.

It's Grace said...

What an amazing set of pictures! Looks like she had a blast, she's so cute!!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Beautiful pictures!!
Looks like she was doing pretty good!
I don't know much about skiing. I've never been. To snow ski you must have snow and to have snow you must have cold and I don't do cold if I don't have to. LOL