Sunday, February 24, 2008

What a Ride

So we took the whole family skiing in Telluride. Well the whole family went to Telluride but Miles and Jonas were the only ones who really got to do the skiing. Lucky. It was the first time for both of them. Telluride has a teeny, tiny hill with a "magic carpet" lift (think flat escalator) that kids can learn on for free. So we rented one pair of skis and boots (Miles and Jonas have pretty similar feet sizes) and the kiddos took turns:

To get from the parking space to the ski place you get to take a gondola. This was Miles' absolute favorite part of the entire day. He loved it. Before he'd even gone skiing he was asking if we could go back to the car - so he could ride the gondola. He was our Most-Improved Skier of the day. He started out fine and ended up pretty good. He really did enjoy it when going down and would giggle, etc. I thought the falling down would discourage him, but thankfully it didn't.

Jonas wasn't so sure of the gondolas, but sure enjoyed the skiing aspect. He was the Most Natural Skier of the day. I think in his 15 or so "runs" he fell twice. It was adorable to watch him go down the "mountain."


Here are a couple other pictures:

Emmy was such a trooper and did great. She fell asleep when she was tired, ate when hungry, and watched her brothers ski. We all got a little sun - Jonas the most. Emmy got a little color - but only on 1/2 her face since she was snuggled up to me on the other side. She's such a Cutie.

Here we are eating lunch. Brrrrrrrrrrrr. It was so fricking cold. As Ben says: "Telluride doesn't cater to us common folk." He's right. There was no where that we could go inside and eat our PB&Js. It was either eat in a pub or restaurant or sit outside. We sat outside. The sun went behind the clouds. I had to nurse Emmy. It was freezing.


Here are videos of the kiddos. Sorry for so many pictures and videos! But a "first" of anything has got to be well-documented, right? You might want to turn the volume off for 2 reasons: 1. There is a very annoying alarm going off the whole time. The "magic carpet" was off and I guess it sounds like that when off. 2. There is also a very annoying commentator who says things like, "Right on." (I think that was snow-induced.)


erin said...

hmm...i need to find some way to view these videos. but i LOVE the pictures! had i gone to telluride that day, i might have forgone my own skiing just to watch your boys! and not only is emmy a trooper, but so are you. what a champ!

Brooke said...

HOW FUN!!! I love itty-bitty skis. Jaden's taking Brandon this weekend for the first time, I think. We have been dumped on with snow!

rebecca said...

Oh my word! Can I be in your family? How fun!!!! Cute, fearless skiers!

emily said...

well remember rebecca i don't show the not-so-fun times. :) like the 1 1/2 hours to get ready, the 1 1/2 hour drive there, the 20-min. we're-lost-and-can't-find-the-rental-place, the parking-on-the-side-of-the-street-and-trying-to-get-everybody-snow-suit-ready, me saying "i'm done with it" after all this. :)

thankfully my hubby wouldn't let that happen and we had such a great, great time!

Wirig Family Blog said...

You are so brave to take them skiing! I hope that my kids will have that experience. It is slightly difficult when you live in Vegas, but hopefully someday!

KattandJas said...

omgosh your little guys are sooo cute!

Nicole said...

Ditto-so fun! I'm sure the boys had such a fabulous time!! Even if it was cold :)

Megan said...

You guys do have some fun family outings! I hope we get a chance to go skiing with the kids sometime. With all of Ryan's injuries we might be done with that part of our life. Not that we were avid skiiers. We've been once since we got married and it was about 7 years ago.

Niederfam said...

Trooper indeed...I love it. Mitt is so proud, he just kept saying, "look little guys like me" we are all QUITE impressed. Especialy Preston because he knows all too well about the patience factor involved with one small skiier, you had 2, and an infant to juggle....IMPRESSIVE.