We've been lucky enough to squeeze in 2 trips to the mountains so far. John's dream come true. This is one of the reasons he wanted to move to Colorado. We went up for a night with our neighbors and Adrian's BF Vanessa. Adrian and I squeezed in a lesson - which I needed. We were appreciative to have my mom watch the younger boys for the night/day so we could go play in the snow.
John's high top view. I'm still on the smaller hills yet :)
Adrian and his instructor. I randomly found him on a hill. This was after another little boy snowboarded right into me. We both fell and ended up like a pretzel. I was stuck on my stomach and his poor head was stuck under my snowboard (he couldn't get out) which meant his head was pretty much laying on my butt. Poor kid! After someone came to untangle us we were both totally fine :) and we all laughed really hard!
RIP chapstick. Never to be recovered. I looked hard on the way down, but nada.
My instructor and another student. It was like a semi-private lesson half way through the day since a couple others dipped out early. The sun turned to thick, wet snowfall.
A storm rolled in.
Adrian and Vanessa. BFF's
Cute little troopers!
Our neighbor Chris is hilarious! Can't you tell :)
The kids had a blast drinking hot chocolate and watching/dancing to karaoke.
Here are some of the videos below that we captured on some of these trips. We're slowly getting the hang of it :) It's been a lot of fun! John's pretty pumped that we haven't given up yet.
Adrian Snowboarding from Christa on Vimeo.
Adrian Snowboarding 2 from Christa on Vimeo.
and he wipes out at the end.... I even put 6 pairs of underwear and some extra bball shorts on him. Unfortunately, it didn't matter.
One day a couple weeks ago Adrian and I played hooky and went up during the week when we knew it'd be slow. We stayed on a beginner hill for the day and had so much fun bonding and practicing. I love being able to share this with him and John too!
Eventually there will be four kids going up, most likely. That will cost us an arm and a leg! Kellen took a ski lesson this year and is pumped to take a snowboarding one next year. Preston isn't too sure yet and Mason just wants to do EVERYTHING! :)
Random. A van full of zombies.