Skiing was great. I really enjoyed Ski Cooper and thought it was a perfect place for our family. The runs were fun and Lucy was able to ski on runs that weren't so babyish (i.e., flat) - they were actually fairly sloped and so everyone could enjoy skiing on it. We skied all day Friday - on a lovely bluebird day. You'll see pictures of some slightly sun-burned kids later. We did end up buying a teeny-tiny tube of sunblock for like $8. Awesome.
After skiing we went to our house that I had rented online. It stunk a bit when we entered and that soured our perception of the place. But, really, it wasn't that bad. Just not really nice. :) We cooked up the spaghetti and meatballs I had already prepared and ate a good dinner and then watched a movie. The kids were in bed and asleep before 9pm.
Saturday we were on the slopes by 9am and enjoyed another full-day of skiing. Lucy improved a lot from day 1 to day 2. She was doing super great on day 1, but by day 2 her turns didn't cover the entire slopes and she was cruising down the mountain. (The videos you'll see are from day 1.) Miles and the three older kids skied with Ben until lunchtime, while I skied with Lucy. Then we switched, although Emmy went with Ben; Lucy was delighted with that. The kids loved going through some "tree runs." Corkscrew was a favorite - especially of Miles'. Lucy even go to do a couple and had fun. Oh, and Emmy ran in to a tree on Corkscrew. Luckily she wasn't going fast and no damage was done. :)
After skiing we cruised to Littleton (no ski traffic, what?!). We had a great time with family in Littleton - staying with Jim and Diana, going to church with them on Sunday, hanging out at Joe and Britt's the rest of the day, and hiking on Monday (Ben and Joe went mountain biking together, instead.). We got the best of two worlds: a ski trip and a visit with family.