Friday marked week three of Winter Park ski school. The boys were fired up to ski, even if the ride on the luggage cart appeared to be less than exciting. It just goes to show, photos can't capture everything. The hoopin' and hollerin' was wall to wall and tree top tall.
The next morning, Kristi and Keith went to get the boys ski equipment while I herded the four boys to their lesson. You can't pass the musical interments without playing a ditty.
Oliver, Cole, Kellan and Owen making morning music.
Owen, Kellan, Cole and Oliver ready to ride!
Ride in a wagon, maybe.
Oliver and Owen tried to pull Kellan and Cole. I quickly heard that this was a job for an adult. I believe that adult was me, since I was the only one in sight that they knew.
Once the kids were dropped off, we were ready to hit the slopes on another blue sky day. We are still wondering how we lucked out with three blue sky Saturdays in a row. Kristi was loving it so much that she peeled her coat off while we were getting ready to hit the lift.
Shortly after our first run began, Kristi took a spill when her boot came out of her binding.
WHAT WHAT WHAT???
Yes, Kristi had a full yard sale BECAUSE her boot came out of her binding. Neither event are normal.
Kristi just bought brand new boots which were fitted to her skis and apparently, not very well. Fortunately, there was an engineer in the house and a screw driver at the top of the lift.
If you want the key to being a life long friend with Kristi, fix-it skills are required. She may have been heard saying that Keith would be a life long friend with binding fixing skills like these.
Once Kristi's skis were back up and running, we were off and riding the white and blue yonder.
This was one of my favorite moments of the day, ski tips over the cornice.
Granted, it's not a HUGE cornice, but it was a fun photo op that happened to inspire others to have the same photo op. What Fun!
I have no idea what's going on with the speckled sky on the camera. There wasn't a snow flake or cloud to be found.
After a few fun photos, it was zip-zip-zip off the edge and down the slope.
IT - WAS - SO - FUN!!!
What a gorgeous day!!
Before picking up the kids, we had some sunny sky apres skiing.
Carrie and Keith loving the sunshine and Vitamin D!
Patrick arrived in the afternoon to ski with the kids. He has been buried in work so it was great to see him out and about.
When we picked up the boys, they were fired up to ski. Oliver had been talking about going up the Prospector lift for a whole week! He and Owen had skied all over this area during the day, but this is the highest Kellan had ever been. Cole opted not to ski anymore, but Oliver, Owen and Kellan were ready to rocket down the slopes and rocket they did! Kellan did GREAT and he's really coming along. Granted, he's nowhere near ready to ski independent of the harness from top to bottom, but he did it with his Mama and he loved it! Owen and Oliver were true rocket ships and they FLEW down the hill. Kristi and Keith had to keep their ski's and board in high gear to keep up. We are so very impressed at how well all of the boys are doing!
After skiing, we went to visit friends in their condo before heading back home.
I caught these two cutie pies sipping their drink boxes and queuing up some Turbo on the iPad.
Before long, all of the kids were bellied up for Turbo on the iPad. Who says kids these days need big screens when they are all small enough to snuggle around one iPad.
Once again, we had a tremendous day at ski school with high-fives and fist-bumps given to the day by each and every one of us.
Until next week... I'll leave you with this parting video (that I may or may not save for an opportune time in their teen years).