Sunday, February 24, 2013

Snow Bowl Ski School

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For this years February vacation I wanted to do something a little different so I signed Joseph up for “Ski School” at Snow Bowl.  He was excited initially, then became a little nervous.  He also maintained that he wants to snowboard, but I told him you have to learn to ski first, since you have to be 8 for snowboard lessons and Snow Bowl.

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Anyways, he really seemed to end up enjoying the week.  He took off as soon as he got those things on!  The first day he complained about not getting to go on the lifts and big mountains, but  low an d behold his dreams came true.  Day two they went on the kids hill with a small lift and day three the went on the big lift.  From then on the flew down the mountains.  He is so much different then me—I am still scared of lifts.  I tried skiing twice, thought it was terrifying.

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It made me very nervous, but he loved it!

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They were so cute following each other down the hill!

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He made a new friend as well—the one in black with red gloves. They had such a blast and rode the lifts together (with Casey’s dad following) for a bit after their last day of lessons on Friday.

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Fun times!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Christmas time!

Some of you have been bugging me for a post… geeze, can’t a gal feel like crap and be a couch potato too lazy to even update her blog?

Well, in that case, here are a few pics: 

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First thing Christmas morning at our house (5 am).

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At grandma and grandpa’s around 6!

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One of his very favorite presents-two 1/2 pound Reese’s.

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Cousins

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Up at the Shattuck’s in the afternoon.  Joseph did an excellent job handing presents out!

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Opening a very special checkers board made by Grandpa Bob.

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Reading to Bob.

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And who managed to get him to set quietly for over half an hour?  Only great-gram could do such a thing.IMG_0468

Making faces and very into my card game

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Lots of spoons action.  Troy is my partner in crime drumming up games for everyone to play! 

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Cards in the morning.

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And then some skating with Cousin Troy.

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And then watching Troy in a pickup game.

More pics and updates to come . . . . we have a lot going on around here!