Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Enjoying the winter....

*****warning. Post is super heavy on the picture content******

We took last year off so this year the kids are back on the slopes. Excitement!!

Especially from our first time skier. She loved it. I spent that whole first day, after her one hour lesson (aka: my coffee break), running up and down the bunny hill. She's get to the top of the toe lift and fall down or get half way up and fall down. It was a good day of hill training for me. Ha. And warm! We all had our shirt sleeves on. Amazing!

Jan 16th all suited up and ready to start....

The next time we went (Jan 23rd) she barely even needed a hand! Which is kind of nice because it was considerably colder! She still wanted me out there with her though;) No sitting in the lodge with a book and a coffee for me!


...and these two remembered like they'd never taken a year break from the slopes....Maddy and Emilee took a lesson that first day...

and hopped right onto the chair the next Friday...


Isaac decided he's done with skiing forever. One day of boarding and "that was the best day ever! When can we go again?!" was all I heard.

Isaac and Wylan on day 1


Isaac and Wylan on Friday #2:

It was so amazingly warm that first Friday, Grandma and Auntie Randa could sit outside on the deck in the lodge, watch, tan and chat. VERY NICE!

Levi and Amelia after their second Friday of mount Baker. This is my fav photo because, check out the poor guy in the background!!!!

Amelia needs to be in every shot. Here she is with biggest cousin Josh after a long hard day of boarding for him....

We even brought friends. Dom and Danny came both days...

Dom's brother Clayton came the second Friday (and Grandma didn't boo hoo)
Here is is goofing with Emilee after their last run!


And here's what the madness looks like inside the lodge. We are able to bring our own food and use their hot water at the ski hill so it really cuts down on the cost. Can you imagine buying food for all these hungry hyenas?!?!? No? Me either! We'd only be able to go once rather than every Friday until the season is over. (yes. We know they have a very nice life!)

And my nephews enjoying their post-snowboard snack....


Here's what my sister-in-law got to do while I was hoofing it up and down the bunny hill

Gives me hope I tell you! :)

If you made it this far in my post, thanks! You must be related to us! We are truley blessed to be able to do this for our kids and to have such a wonderful affordable ski hill accross the boarder from us.

9 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm not related and I made it all the way through!!!! :)

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Hee hee, or we just love you and yours. Looks like so much fun, we are really enjoying our skiing too. It is supposed to be warm again tomorrow, so I think we will go went daddy gets home from work. And by we, I mean him and the kids.

Lori said...

Looks like fun! My boys went skiing yesterday at Snoqualmie and had a great time. My friend took them up with her boys and so the little one and I stayed home where it was nice and toasty. Perfect!

Haley-O said...

Wow! I love all the pics! Looks like SO MUCH FUN!!! :)

the mama bird diaries said...

I miss skiing! Looks like such fun.

Hunny Bee said...

That looks like so much fun! I miss being out in the cold and snow since we have the new little one. Soon enough I suppose! My husbands family owns a home in the U.P. of Michigan and they go skiing up there. I haven't been skiing since first grade and I hated it but I would like to try again! Looks like a good time!

Steph said...

Oh your pictures got me so excited we are going skiing this weekned!

Kareer Woman said...

Enjoyed the pictures!

Sniz said...

I'm jealous! This looks so fun!