The girls got out on the rink on Saturday afternoon and had a lot of fun. Lucy is our Most Improved Skater for the season. :)
The kids were off on Monday and so I took them to Ouray. We had driven by the rope-tow ski-hill and I really wanted to try it out with the kids. So we did! I was a little frightened at first because Emmy's bindings were not going to work with her boots and she was crushed that she wouldn't be able to try the rope-tow and ski. Luckily I was able to change the settings and Jonas used my skis and Emmy used Jonas'. Which meant no skiing for me. Bummer. I was planning on skiing with Lucy - helping her ski down with the waist-belt thingamabob. So I had to change my plans for Lucy. She quickly caught on to using the rope-tow and I would stand 1/4 of the way up and pull her off (well, she'd let go and then I'd grab her off to the side) and let her ski down on her own from there. I kept going higher and higher and probably spent most of the time 3/4 the way up the hill. Lucy did pretty great at skiing. More times than not, though, she would mainly just ski straight down the hill - not totally in control. She had a few runs with some excellent turns and so I know she just needs more practice (the hill is super short, but steep enough to not really be a beginner's hill). She did get all the way to the top twice - but on her 2nd run she didn't make any turns really and ran in to the hale bales on the bottom of the hill. So she was done (okay, I was done) with her starting from the very top.
The kids had a blast. We were the first ones there and the last group to leave (though I'm sure some came after we left). I loved just watching them go up the rope-tow - it was so quaint to see them doing that. :)
Here are some pictures and videos of our fun day:
A cute boy after hours of skiing the hill. SnOw fun!
And lots of videos (I took tons - per requests):
ONE MORE BECAUSE 6 SKIING VIDEOS ARE NOT ENOUGH