Lowell and Fraser were psyched... and so was I (although much more nervously so).
You see, It was also my first time on legitimate skis (as opposed to the odd snow blade excursion) since Junior High. Lowell was armed with a pocket full of Skittles to reinforce both Fraser and my skiing attempts... and we loved it. The skiing was pretty good too (hehe).
Lowell didn't even strap on his snowboard until after lunch. The morning was spent on the teeny tiny training hill. First Lowell guided Fraser with the harness, then I took over- trailing the wee one on my skis while controlling the harness.
|This little tow-rope situation was a lesson in hanging-on-for-dear-life for Chels and me!|
|BFFs x 2|
In the afternoon, we rode the chair lift to do the full bunny hill. On Fraser's second time down, he didn't fall at all (and neither did I... just for the record)!
Here's a wee video montage of Fraser's skiing. You'll have to excuse the ridiculous quality of the footage as it was taken by a blind guy snowboarding alongside us. I'm sorry- that was rude. It really is great footage... of the sky and random other skiers (haha)....
Fraser's first time on skis!
Fraser was a natural, and I'm convinced that observing his pro-star buddy Nico gave him a much-appreciated boost in skills and confidence.
Everything fit in our sled but Lowell's snowboard. And I mean everything... including Fraser. When we first arrived and Lowell was pulling Fraser (and our stuff) through the parking lot, Fraser was pretty pumped and I'm sure he was convinced that the main event was already happening: "THIS IS FUN!!"
Nick and Lowell even got a big boy run in... and could there be a cuter goggled-mommy-daughter pair?!
Baby Summer tagged along (like an ANGEL might I add) while Stefan stayed back with Papa. Love that Steffy-boy to bits, but we were soooo grateful that he was livin the good life in Papa's care while we were teaching Fraser (and ourselves) to rock the slopes. (Thanks Papa!!)
Nico, Summer, and Fraser weren't without Nana and Papa love for the day, though, as Papa Nicky & Nana Steph (Nick's parents) surprised us with a visit and goodies!
|We love that these two selfless souls are an extra set of grandparents for our kids!|
Also... Papa Nicky put his muscles to good use...