Thursday, February 22, 2007
Our family LOVES skiing. We head up north every weekend of the season to strap on the waxed boards and shimmy down a snowy mountain. This season has left a lot to be desired when it comes to natural snow but the mountains have done a great job with snowmaking and last week we got 2 feet of the real stuff. I enrolled L in a seasonal lesson program which runs Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 - 3:00. It is 4 lessons a day and includes lunch. Yes, a VERY long day for such a young person. At first we said we'd come at lunch time to get her and when we arrived she'd say she wanted to stay for the afternoon. Then pretty soon when we would drop off in the morning, we'd say "ok, we'll check in at lunch time to see if you want to come home" and L would give us **THE HAND** and say "ugh M.O.M., I'm staying the WHOLE day" Okay fine.
So until a few weeks ago, I hadn't skied with her in a very long time. She started the season a solid snow-plower. Here are pictures from early February when I discovered she had learned to paralell and was now saying things like "look mom I can ski backwards!" or "look mom I can ski on one ski". I was speechless. You can see her trying so hard to get her skis right together and when she does, sometimes when she turns she tips over. It is very cute.
It is magical to see your child love something so much. We are having a ball every weekend hanging out on the slopes as a family.
B is still to young to get into the ski school so I work with him on my own. He is doing very well, learning to keep his wedge and is starting to turn on his own! This is the good stuff!