Here are a few shots of the day - everyone waking up in the hotel, Owen in the murphy bed. Owen! Are you ready to PaRtY!?! (Silence...)
little kids in big beds. It makes them look like little royalty to me. Daniel, a little prince alone in his big comfortable bed.
Owen fell asleep on the drive over to the ski resort.
The kids came to grab a snack from me (Yeah, cold cereal!)
Ethan grabbed his speaker, Joseph undressed and got ready to head home with me. Check out Joseph's good pole pass to Mel!
Wes giving me some action shots. Yeah Wes, ski champion of the world!
Corey said Joseph was a great Dad to Sophi, letting her ski between his legs, it was really sweet. Corey took a lot of photos, and videos, I'll update with them later. But he didn't get one of Joseph and Sophi, so I went over to try and recreate the moment a little bit, so we can tell Sophi next year when Joseph is gone on his mission "Remember last year when Joseph was here? He helped you ski? That was so fun." Yet another "last" for our Joseph who will soon be flying from the nest.
We decided that Natalie would come with me. Corey also decided that he would take Owen. "But he just fell asleep... if you wake him from a nap, I fear he shall be cranky for you. "No, I want to do it." I tried to talk him out of it, convinced that it would ruin the rest of the ski day, but Corey insisted. Ok, your call! Natalie came back to the car with me to swap out the skis and give Owen her snowpants. She showed me how she skis - "You put your arms out like this!"
Now we're home and at 4:30 I got a WhatsApp video of Owen skiing, it is so cute!! How about that - an hour later and Corey's skiing backwards with the camera on Owen, Owen is totally laughing. Yay! Success! He's also wearing Corey's gloves, so maybe he was fussy at first cause his hands were cold. (His were among the mittens we couldn't find). Corey, I'm totally impressed, you're amazing. I'm sure Corey got lots of cute pictures and videos, I'll try to upload/update with those later. I'm not sure when they'll be back, but I hope they soak up the snow while they can, cause it is a lot of work for our big group to have fun! Great job sweetie on making this memory happen. Joseph and I got home in time for him to just be a little bit late for call time at his concert. We got a few treats tonight from neighbors, so nice. But my resolve is not strong, so I ate too many. Natalie and Lily helped me. Luckily a big teenager is here and I made him take a plate full with him. Ah, I was doing so good. I need to try and relax and enjoy the kind gestures. Happy holidays! Christmas is just around the corner, almost there!