Monday, March 1, 2010

WooHoo! Snow Boarding

Friday we went out to "the slopes" with the homeschooling group to go skiing and snow boarding.  DH took the day off and we had a family day.  Joe Bug and Belle both decided they wanted to give snow boarding a try.  DH did a little skiing.  Doodles and I stayed in the lodge and read and visited with some of the other homeschoolers.  It was a little crowded.  There were 3 bus load of ps kids there, but soon they left and things weren't so chaotic.  The "lodge" wasn't very homey like you see in the movies.  It was more like a bunch of tables and chairs everywhere and people's ski stuff thrown all over.  (I pictured a nice big open area with big comfy couches and a roaring fire place, where I would sit back, read, and enjoy some hot chocolate.)

Here's some video of Joe Bug trying it out:

And here's a video of Belle trying it out:

This was their first time trying snowboarding.  I think they both did great.  I was thrilled that Belle not only tried, but even went on the ski lift!  (something I won't dare do)  Belle got assistance from our friend, K.  K was so patient and kind.  She went up on the lift with Belle and stayed with her all the way down.  Belle started crying, and K told her it would be okay and not to cry.  K is another homeschool mom and a wonderful and kind lady!  Thank you K for your help!

Joe Bug thought he'd be Shaun White already-lol!  Needless to say, he's not.  LOL...and both have sore muscles from the whole adventure.

We had a great time and decided to try it again soon!

Blessings until next time!


Goose Hill Farm said...

Hello, my precious friend~

I just LOVE the videos. It looks like so much FUN!

I too, would have been disappointed about the lodge. :> ( Sorry!

Love ya~

Rosemary said...

Well, if there's gonna' be snow, you might as well find a way to enjoy it, right? Good for you! I would have pictured the ski lodge different, too---too many movie images, I guess. Glad you had a good time.