Wednesday, January 24, 2007

La neige est arrivée!











This morning as promised, we woke up to snow. We usually have had a few snows by this time of the year but this was the first one. It started last night and continued on through the night and we woke up to a nice dusting of powder. The boys were excited to hear the snow plows running and already had plans to build snowmen (snowpeople; doesn't quite sound the same) ski, have snowball fights and build an igloo. Liam experienced snow for the first time and seemed to love it until his hands got cold. He crawled in it, ate it and batted it around with his little mittens. When Hannes got home from school, we got their skis out and made a little starting hill and they went down it about 30 times before they started falling down and were exhausted. I got a workout too, trying to help them up and keep their skis pointed in the right direction. It looks and smells beautiful, I might just get up the courage to pick up my skis again too. Have you all switched over to carving skis? Everyone says they are much easier. Opinions please.

3 comments:

heidi said...

Dunno. I'm gonna try snowboarding next time out. Figure I'm bad at skiing; might as well be bad at another cold mountain sport! :)

Mostly Dana said...

Adorable pictures! Skiing??? I hear that they have great hot chocolate, books, and a fire in the lodge... :)

Left Coast Sister said...

Lovely!! Amazing how they can play in cold weather and not get as cold as we do...