We were supposed to be going off to ski on E's birthday, but we called the mountain (big hill) and discovered it was pretty busy because schools were on break. So being selfish people who wanted the whole mountain to ourselves, we nixed our plans.
We did get there eventually and did have the whole place to ourselves!
First we rented the equipment.
We signed up for a lesson. The kids seem to get frustrated when trying new things ( of course!), but they tend to give up and get angry quickly with us, and I know it's because they are very comfortable using all of their emotions safely with us. And I love that. When they work with "strangers" they really seem to persevere a bit longer. At the end of their lesson, they will usually tell us if they hated it or not.
If they hated it, we stop. If not, what usually seems to happen is that once the kids have the basic skills, they usually say they no longer want the lessons, and then we just move on together. It's a weird thing, but somehow that is what works.
So anyhow, they fell
got back up
K was grumpy, so he just wasn't into it, he says he will try it again next year. So that is great.
E was hot and cold, I am not sure if he wants to do it again this year, or not...
But M wants to go again. BUT it seems to have gotten suddenly warm, which is beyond awesome, but not so much for skiing.
So we'll see!
Anyway, it was a lovely time, and we ended it with a great meal out together.
It was one of those days where you just feel perfectly happy!