Tuesday, January 19, 2010

hit the slopes.


A & G have been wanting to snowboard for a while now. They wanted a lesson of some sort - someone to show them the basics - but without the crowd or chaos of a 'class'. Over the holidays we talked about setting up a private lesson, and today was the day! We couldn't have gotten better weather - sunny, no wind, in the low 20's. It felt even warm out there!


Brice decided to take a vacation day and join in the lesson too (woo hoo!). They learned some of the basics - and then they were off! While all three of them did really well, I must say that one little 5 year old whizzed around like he'd been snowboarding forever. Must be from all the yoga ball circus tricks he does at home - great balance!


The hour flew - they had so much fun. The instructor was really nice and patient - I think he dragged A up the hill a dozen times. Who knew that the toughest thing was going to be the (wobbly freaky crazy fast) tow line up the hill? After the boys saw about 10 different people wipe out trying to hold on, they didn't feel so bad. ;)


Me and my bum spine had to watch from the sidelines - but I didn't mind - I had a wonderful time taking photos, soaking up some sunshine, breathing winter air, and watching. I loved seeing them experience this new thing - their intensity, joy, frustration, excitement - so...so MUCH!


They had such an awesome day - and can't wait to go back!

9 comments:

Frank said...

Looks like fun!

Joy said...

They are so cute in that first picture! They look like they had such a wonderful time! :)

Stephanie said...

woohoo!!

and
I'm always content to be on the sidelines taking pictures when we go! :)

Lisa Anne said...

Sounds like great winter fun, I bet the boys were so happy their papa got to join in.

Jane said...

Isn't it so much fun watching them learn a new skill?! Looks like a great day.

Dawn said...

Your boys look adorable in all their snowboarding gear. My son wants to learn how to do this to.

likeschocolate said...

Great photos! It looks like they had a marvelous time!

Sam said...

How much fun is that! I think my kids would love it.

Maiz said...

My husband and I love this post and can't wait to take our guys snowboarding when they're bigger! Your little guy is a natural, we love his posture on the board.