while we were in utah, we took the littles skiing! actually, josh and his mom took the little ones skiing and i mostly was there for moral support, waving my camera around obnoxiously and helping the kids walk with their ski boots on (the very important stuff, you know).
they are still pretty young for this all, but we wanted to introduce them to the mountain and snow and skis and the concept, really. so it was mostly just a fun afternoon of riding between papa’s and nana’s legs as they got a feel for life on skis. it was such a beautiful and mild day up in park city while we were on the bunny slope. the sun was out and we had to keep stripping away our layers of coats and clothing. i know eleanor and samson really enjoyed it! (although samson was often preoccupied with trying to get the snow off his skis.) i posted this video on instagram the other week from our day on the mountain, if you’d like to see.
josh loves to snowboard and ski and has shared his dream with me more than once on how much he’d love for us to ski as a family over the coming years. i have to tell you, i just don’t know how and when that dream will come true. and i feel a little bad about it because i know how much he wants that but honestly i am totally terrified when i’m out there and i don’t have very much fun. i wasn’t allowed to ski growing up because of my dancing, and i’ve only been out there a few times since my dancing days have ended. it looks fun and exciting and thrilling, but i’m not sure it’s ever going to be my thing. it will have to be more of a papa-and-the-littles thing while mama drinks her hot cocoa in the lodge below. ;)
^^^we were so impressed with that little conveyer belt thing to the right that brought you to the top of the bunny slope before coming down. the kids had just as much fun riding up as skiing down!^^^
^^^it’s hard to see that grin on samson’s face, but trust me, it’s there!^^^
^^^nana and eleanor in their matching purple coats!^^^
^^^josh snapped this with his iPhone when he took samson on the big chair lift to go down one of the bigger slopes together! i can’t get over his tiny hand waving hello!^^^
^^^down the mountain they come! racing to beat the falling snow!^^^
a very fun day! after the littles had their fill, we drove over to main street in park city for caramel apples and hot chocolate while papa skied solo down a few bigger slopes. the snow started to really come down and it was just beautiful to watch from the car with our hot cocoa in hand. i am always blown away by the beauty of that first white blanket of snow, before it’s touched and tainted. i don’t think there’s anything in life as beautiful as a mountain full of pine trees dusted in fresh snow. maybe the new york city sky line, an expecting mother with a big baby bump, and a couple of ohad naharin creations, but that’s about it.
also, i know my babes are wearing jeans, not snow pants, but please know they had both tights and thermal layers underneath and were well taken care of. it was a pretty mild day in terms of temperature, too, promise. :)