Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Snow bunnies!

Over Spring Break we went with my family and some family friends skiing! We went last year too but this year Mimi and our Elayna went with us! We decided to drive and put 7 people in my Tahoe. YIKES!!! it was a tight squeeze but we made it! We had to buy a cargo carrier...

It was a tight fit still but we were in and all in seat belts! Ha. We left at about 7 in the evening and drove through the night. At some point during the night I was woken made aware that the drive was much rougher in the very back of the car. I figured cause I had never sat in the back. I was beginning to feel bad for the girls always being tossed around. About that time by Dad and Chris had decided the rough ride was because of a front end in-linement problems. We decided to have breakfast and were greeted by this on our tire...

We had the car at the dealership two days before to check tires and whatnot before the trip...yes, we called the dealership and made them aware. However not much they can do, two states over.  We luckily found a "tire shop" that would put our full size spare on for 5 dollars!!!!

Its hard to be to upset when the station has this view!
Everyone was SOOOO glad to be out of the car. Once we got fitted in our ski boots and skis we decided to go ahead and try the girls out on them. So once we were paying someone to teach them, they would be over the newness of it all. I think this might have been the best thing we did!!!

Elayna helping Madelyn ski!

They loved going down the little slope but always had to be carried up again!

After all the adults got tired of carrying them back and forth we got out the sled!
Last year they HATED the sled but this year they LOVED it!!!! So funny to see how much they have changed!

The next morning the girls had Ski school. We talked it up so much that they were pretty excited. I figured we wouldn't make it through the hour they were supposed to stay in. Thanks to the Key girls we got to wear their ski bibs...both years!!! I don't think we will make them fit a third year though!!!


We had a huge problem with goggles this year for skiing. They didn't make ski goggles small enough and sunglasses kept falling off. Ski boots were a challenge too. The girls because they are smaller than most 3 year olds have a hard time with sizes. We called and said can you fit three year olds in boots they said no problem...we didn't think do you fit 3 years that wear way smaller sizes?! I have to admit the mom in me started to say forget the skiing if she have to wear three pairs of socks. They seemed so little in our that ski stuff!

All ready to go!

I decided to let my Dad and Chris take them to ski school because the girls don't always let me go so easy. They did great and walked off with their teachers with no problems!
My Itty bitty skiing!

Madelyn with her hula hoop!

I almost died when they put them on the "magic carpet" They did GREAT!!!

My cousin and I! By the end of the week we "mastered" the big hill...OK, so not really but we got off the bunny slope!

Kinley and her "boy" teacher...She REALLY liked him. She kept asking to go back to him...ha!

They did AMAZING. Everyone kept asking how old they were and then told us their horror stories about their 3 year olds skiing. The girls did great and keep in mind they had turned 3 two weeks before. I tried to post video and it wouldn't work...I will try again later. They were so stinking cute!

                                                                My snow bunny...Kinley!

                                                               My snow bunny, Madelyn!

They did so good they skiied everyday we were there!!! I think they were half the reason I got off the bunny slope! I figured if they weren't scared to do something like that, that I could get enough courage to try a green! HA!!

We spent a lot of time playing with our friends around the house too!

Woody, Sandi and Mimi and Poppy!

Aunt Nell (Danelle) was one of the best skiiers that was willing to take the time to take the twins skiing everyday after ski school. Mommy can barely keep herself up and Daddy snowboards. Chris actually gave skiing a chance this year and did GREAT!!!

Mimi gave the girls harmonicas in the ski lodge...I am sure everyone LOVED that!!!
Thanks to Mimi when the girls weren't skiing she watched them so we could keep skiing!
More skiing with Poppy and Aunt Nell!!

I would love to say that our bad luck ended with the bad tire but it didn't...On one of the days after we drove home from skiing and After unloading we heard a HISSING sound...that is right, another tire. No one in the small town we were in had our size tire. ARGH. It was a HUGE mess. Chris and my dad ended up driving (in someone else's car) an hour away on the last night to buy a tire. Oh if it only stopped there...Chris did a "trick" on his board and broke/cracked a rib. And last but not least Chris backed into a tree in our car...phew...I think that is it!!!
Playing with Elayna

After a nice breakfast in town before the 16 hour drive home...

Depsite the crazy trip we all had a good time...I will admit we were glad to pull into our drive way though!!!



Elayna said...

Haha love it! Could I be any less photogenic, especially standing next to you! You're too pretty and too photogenic! Ha! Love you! I can't wait to go skiing again!! ...maybe the next time without all the crazy tire/car problems!

Britni said...

I'm so proud of them! They were little champs and put A&C to shame. I'm also jealous of the weather...it was freezing when we went and couldn't even go out unless we were all bundled up. I have some new suits waiting for the girls....although they need to sprout up a few more inches! Love it!

Cecilia said...

Wow! Looks like a fun trip!

Anonymous said...

GREAT pics! March is definitely the time to go skiing! M&K are quite the little skiers! Maybe we can all go together sometime :D