March 13, 2013

Bluebird


I've been moping most of the winter and pining for spring, but last week-end we got one of those perfect winter days that reminded me of why I fell in love with snow. Sun and temperatures in the mid-forties on the heels of a storm is my favorite recipe for a good day on the mountain. I can't go snowboarding this year since I'm pregnant, but even better than being out there myself was watching my two year old discover what it's like to slide on his itty bitty skis.

He was hilarious and had so much trouble keeping his legs from drifting out into a split (partially an issue with the clip on style of these skis). Personally I think he's just telling us he wants to be a boarder. He didn't venture out of pop's arm's, but we couldn't stop smiling just seeing our baby boy out there. 

James was so patient and insanely proud. This is a guy who whose love for snow borders on obsession. His perfect day is skiing for eight hours, then relaxing with a beer in front of a ski movie on mute and comparing notes on runs and conditions (sorry ladies- he's taken). This was a big moment for him, and just a glimpse of lots of adventures in this family's future.

13 comments:

  1. This is the cutest thing ever!!! Love his little skis!!

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  2. I love the snow when it's bright and crisp and of course when you can have fun. I haven't tried my little ones on skis yet, but I can imagine would be a funny thing to see...their first few attempts - start young though.

    Nina x

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  3. That is just plain adorable!

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  4. I love seeing W get initiated into his papa's favorite sport! I think it's so amazing to start a kid early on the family's favorite activities. i can see him LOVING snow sports and going out there with James (and you, and baby girl) every winter! Amazing! Great photos. So sweet to see this developing!

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  5. I love this post! My dad got me on skis at around W's age and I can't wait to do the same with Alice. Such great photos those two!

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  6. I would love to bring my family skiing one day too! Seems like all of you had so much fun. :)

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  7. Dead skis! That's all I could think about when I looked through these pictures. Craig would be quite the jealous guy if I showed him. And way to go, W! Already a better skier than myself. Growing up landlocked did not make me graceful on the snow, to say the least.

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  9. oh look at his little skis! so adorable! x

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  10. P is for patience. I hear it really pays off :)

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  11. Very cool! Like Julie, I've grown up very landlocked and don't have much experience with winter snow activities, but it's so fun to see W exploring the snow through these activities so early on.

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  12. so love. love a beaming mama & a super fab dad! sounds like it was a lovely day. xo

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  13. W...in skis...is there anything cuter? Ah! How lovely to see papa and little Smith sharing something so dear to James' heart.

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