Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The best day...

This past Thursday I had the best day.  My Dad came over the night before and asked if I wanted to take Annie skiing with him the next morning.  He was also going to ask Isabelle since she needed some help too and we had room for one more boy.  Since James has not been able to go for a month or so we took him along!  It was my kind of ski day....a whooping 55F on the mountain.  Awesome.  

However, before I can tell you about that day, I will start off with a trip I took with my parents and Annie the week prior.  

I forgot my socks at home.  Just testing out to see if a glove would work???

This was Annie's first time skiing.  We had a great time and it was a good introduction to the whole concept.  However, she never really "took off" on her own. I mostly skied with her in between my legs or she would crash because she could not stop.  It was still a fun day!

So Thursday when my Dad suggested we take Isabelle and Annie skiing I was expecting her to improve a little but didn't have huge expectations.  I was SHOCKED when the first run of the day she said, "I want to do it myself!" and off she went.  I don't know what clicked but she got it!

These two were such a great little pair.  I think they both helped each other.  

They were so excited to see a moose skiing on the mountain.  We had to snap a picture!

It was great to have James along for the day.  Because of his Seizures he has not been able to do any skiing.  However, we decided since the medication has been controlling them for the most part, and we were not doing any of the crazy skiing he usually does..it would be fine.  I think he enjoyed missing a day of school and being up in the fresh air and sunshine.  I think he also missed skiing with Joshua, Abigail, and Sadie. They like to tear it up on the black diamonds and whatnot.  

I took these movies of Annie skiing...I realize as her Mom I probably get the biggest kick out of them.  But, I also post them for Grandma, Nana, and Papa!  I sent one of these to Ryan while we were up on the mountain and he said Sophie watched it 20 times.  

 What an awesome day!  THANK YOU Grandpa for taking us.  I could not have been more proud of Isabelle and Annie!  They did so great and were so much fun to be with.  It was also so nice to be able to be with James away from the regular grind of school and chores.

I love Spring Skiing! 


  1. That is just the way I felt about the day. Nothing better than spending a beautiful day in the majestic Tetons with four of my favorite people. We should go again before it is too late. Love, Dad

  2. I love days like that! And we need to come to Idaho for lessons from Uncle Gary! Or maybe we can talk him into coming down here sometime. . . tell him that we'll buy him a pass anytime he wants to come to Snowbasin with us :)