Thursday, January 22, 2009

Daddy-Daughter Skiing (A Blogjacking)

Chris here... Skiing and snowboarding have been two of my greatest passions for as long as I can remember. There is nothing quite like the feeling of zooming down the slopes. The cold wind in your face, the sound the snow makes under your skis (or board), and the burning feeling in your legs after a long run. The peace and quiet on the lift and the beautiful views of God's great creation are also great things about skiing. Since we first had Avery, I've longed for the day that I could share this passion of mine with her. It's a wonderful feeling to share the things that you love to do with others, especially your kids. Well, the time is finally here. I had considered teaching her myself, but figured that had the potential to end badly for both of us, and skiing is something that I really want to enjoy with my kids.


Here is Avery while were in the lodge waiting for the lesson to start when I asked her if she was excited or not. You be the judge...


The local ski hill is small enough that she's only got two other kids in her class, so there's lots of attention from the instructor.

No, she's not getting ready to do a back flip, she's trying to save herself from hitting the snow. She succeeded in that, and managed to make it through her hour long lesson with only a couple of falls. Her instructor said that within the next few lessons they'll be headed to the top of the big hill, rather than staying down on the bunny slopes, so expect the falling to occur a little more often. We stopped for ice cream on the way home, and she told me how much fun she had. Whether she end up being any good or not doesn't really matter, the simple fact that she had fun is enough for me.

Here's Mitch in Daddy's helmet and goggles, all ready to go (minus a shirt). He's still too young to take lessons here, but he'll get his turn. I'll take him over a couple of times this season and at least get him started.
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7 comments:

aswewalk said...

Oh, what FUN! She will remember these days for the rest of her life. My daughter so loves to spend time with her daddy.

MaryMary said...

Daddy daughter days are so very cute.

Grammie/Mom said...

It's nice hearing from you too Chris. She does look excited. I'm sure she can fill me in Friday night.

Clint, Meredith and Soren said...

Chris, you and Leslie have a way of inspiring us in our parenting and giving us great ideas and things to look forward to! Thanks!

Colleen said...

I'm so glad she had fun. Go Avery!

Brown Family Blog said...

what great memory making!

leslie said...

it's so neat to see dads hanging with their daughters. my dad was my superhero growing up and the same goes with my two girls and their dad (a chris like you!) wish we could ski as well but its an all day adventure to get to the lifts here in so cal (not to mention expensive!) looking forward to more skiing photos, take some from high atop the lift! would love to see the views.

:)

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