Sunday, February 10, 2008

Random Events

Get ready, because this is been such an eventful week. So many great family moments (great family & great moments).

First, our good friends gave us some tickets to Playhouse Disney Live Friday night. Since we had taken Regan to the Nutcracker in December, it was Hadyn's date night with Dad. Of course, there was no photography during the show, but here's Hadyn before it started. I just thought (being totally unbiased) it was such a cute picture. Hadyn loved the show, and loved getting to have her dad to herself for an evening. Thanks Karla & Garrett!

Okay, as you may remember, we are all in ski/snowboard lessons up at Bogus Basin each Saturday. Regan and Hadyn have really taken to being on skis. Hadyn seems to be figuring out the snowplow technique, and Regan can make it down the bunnyhill without help or someone even with her. Jeff is also a natural on the snowboard. That just leaves me. I now know why it took me so long to strap things to my feet and go up a mountain. Let's just say I have a lot of room for improvement. A fact that became painfully clear when, as I sat, halfway down the bunnyhill, on my very bruised backside, struggling to get back up, Regan zips past me asking something about why I was sitting down. That was humbling. What was more humbling was when I was not much further down the hill, on my same trip down the hill, in the very same seated position, Regan passed me AGAIN. I got lapped on the bunnyhil by my 5-year old daughter. She teased me, smiled from ear-to-ear, and told her instructor that she was faster than her mom. What a day.
So, it's hard to tell, but that is a ski instructor in the blue and white jacket, and Regan is sitting next to him. Jeff is taking the picture, from, yes, the bunnyhill. We adults were still trying to get our snow legs on the smallest hill at the resort, while our kindergartner was taking the real lift up a real mountain. And, yes, she did pass me again on her way down that one. :)

Here's our little ski bunnies as we are about to head home.

Okay. Last event, I promise. Hadyn's birthday was Wednesday, but we had all the Luke's over for cake and ice cream tonight. We saved the big, more elaborate cake for tonight. Hadyn wanted a treasure chest cake. This is as good as I could do. It was supposed to have a partially open lid, but my skills weren't up to that project, and after a few attempts, Hadyn allowed it to be a closed chest. Really she just thought the chocolate coins were cool. Happy Birthday (again) Hadyn!


The Farr's said...

I think the cake looks great and really, as long as Haydn was happy, what else matters? BTW~I may have to come up and watch you attempt snowboarding.....;)

Wolfingtons said...

Cool cake. Jeff tried snowboarding once and hated it. Said he spent the whole time on his butt. Went down the hill once and took the snowboard back and demanded skis. Looks like you guys are having a great time up there. We sure do miss you around here.