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This Is Where It All Begins

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hook em' While They're Young

Yesterday we took BOTH kids skiing. It was Sam's first time. Two weeks shy of his 3rd Birthday. Gotta hook em' while their young.

I was completely shocked with Mary! I could not believe how much she has improved since the last time I saw her. She knew how to turn, she had full confidence and she was fast! She even went all the way to the top on the big chair lift. I could see it all over her face...she loves it! Her grin was almost as big as Ben's, almost.

Sam did better than expected. I was going to be happy if we even got the skis on him. I guess I underestimated my little guy.
We were able to get everything on him, and he even did three runs down the hill! His short little legs are strong and his need for adrenaline and speed was finally met. I don't think we will have a problem with him loving the sport. He even did a little bit by himself, much to our surprise. It was great to have him out there participating with the rest of us. He is more than ready.

It was absolutely adorable to see Sam and Mary all dressed up in their ski clothes with their tiny little skis and boots. It was even more adorable to watch Ben ski through the parking lot down to the hill, with a kid laughing and grinning in each arm. I took a mental picture of that moment, that will never be erased or forgotten.

We had a great day together as a family. There is nothing like being outside, active, happy and doing it all together. It is so fun to have a hobby that we all enjoy. I have a feeling this is just the beginning. And that is fine with me.


Deanna said...

i LOVE these pictures, and what a wonderful family outing!!!

i am surprised Ryan hasn't taken Tanner yet!

erin d. said...

That is so great! How fun fun fun!

erin d. said...

That is so great! How fun fun fun!

runningfan said...

How fun! What great memories you will have. I can't believe how athletic that Mary is!!

Colleen said...

What a fun family adventure! Glad Sam has caught the bug too :).

Stefanie said...

You got great pics. We are taking Ry this weekend, hope she does as well as Sam!

Trinette McCrary said...

Looks like you had a great day. I can picture years of fun, family ski trips for your family.