Tuesday, December 22, 2009

There's no business like snow business

Pretty pun-tastic title there, eh?

We had a glorious time in the snow on Sunday, so much so that we booked ourselves a last-minute trip to Vermont for the weekend. We haven't been on a vacation since the Disney Cruise, so we're all really excited.

Max held his own clomping around, I was so proud of him. He's pretty steady when he walks, but the snow can throw him off-balance. Even when he fell, though, he thought it was hysterical.

Sabrina had a meltdown before we left the house; she didn't want to wear the navy blue snow bib I'd gotten for her at Target for the bargain price of $16.99. "It won't make me look beyootiful!!!" she wailed. Yes, tragic, they were out of pink.

After she finished having a tantrum, we baked cookies. Then she realized I wasn't backing off and she agreed to wear the damn snow bib.

For the first time ever, Sabrina went down the hill by herself on a saucer (we got them each a purple one). Max wasn't ready to use his yet, maybe next year.

Max literally squealed when he and Dave flew down on a sled.

Could Max look any happier?

We found a resort that offers adaptive skiing, so we'll be trying Max out on that again. He did OK last year. Sabrina pretty much whined, "I'm coooooold" her entire first time skiing. This kid could win the Olympic gold medal for whining if it were a competitive sport.

All in all, it was a wonderful day, and I can't wait for more snow fun later this week. Not psyched for more whining. Still, it's impossible to truly get upset at either one of my kids. Their cuteness saves them every single time. I'm sure you feel the same about yours!


  1. Wonderful pictures! What a great getaway!

  2. As usual--beautiful snaps of the little ones. You may find VT has less snow than you've got! But never worry, they'll just make some if they don't have enough!!
    We live near skiing but we don't do it--too much "equipment" to deal with. We do enjoy tubing, though; no equipment needed, and the price is right!

    Have fun on your vacation!

  3. What great photos-- and the adaptive skiing sounds really exciting! I hope it goes well for you!


  4. i used to dress one of my sons in this really cuddly royal blue sleeper that he looked totally adorable in. he was not a good sleeper (read would make our evening hell) and i would always say that the sleeper saved me from going over the edge.
    g-d gave animals camouflage and kids cuteness ...

  5. LOVE those photos of Max smiling so big coming down the hill with his Dad. Jealous we have no snow too - those are some of my best memories as a kid.

  6. Your kids are SO! CUTE! I just love the way you revel in their cuteness (especially with the girl whining. I GET THAT! OY!)


  7. yep that cuteness wins you right over!

  8. I got the same snow bibs for my kids. $16.99 is the right price. Period.

  9. OMG - Max's face must have hurt after all that grinning! He's beautiful!

    spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

  10. I've missed reading your blog! Looks like everyone had fun! xoxo

  11. I am so jealous of all the snow! My Eden is the same way..it must make her either look "cool" or princessie (Is that a word??) lol
    Love your blog!

  12. Hard to believe you're playing in the snow when we're expecting 36 deg c here today (97F).

    Enjoy your white Christmas from us here in Australia. It's been lovely sharing in your life through your blog over 2009.


  13. What great photos! I love the look on Max's face in that picture with his dad! And Sabrina is just beautiful! Hope the skiing going well!

  14. I love that Sabrina is such a girly girl. Can't wait to hear all about the adaptive skiing.

  15. Hey Ellen- followed you over from my blog. Thanks for visiting.

    Not sure where exactly you are located, but you mention VT. If you are in Upstate NY, there is a program called STRIDE that can also offer adaptive skiing for Max, as well as many other sport options.

    Check out Stride.org


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