|Pulling in to the ski area|
|Harrison at ski school (he's in the orange jacket with yellow cover)|
|too late to turn back now!|
|his "tough" look because skiers don't say cheese|
|after lessons, Harrison gave us some tips|
|he skied down the whole way doing this and said, "my coach didn't teach me this trick but I teached it to myself."|
|Giving a thumbs up and trying to steal my pole|
Not bad for his first time skiing! (Just ignore the part where I almost eat it going 0 mph):
|Every time he fell down he would just lie there...we finally figured out it was because he was eating the snow|
He told us all the tricks he was taught. How to make an "A" and "close the front door and open the back door" to slow down or stop. We were going down the mountain and I told him make an A. He didn't. Harrison, make an A. Buddy, MAKE AN A!!!!!! He didn't.
|Right into the side of the building|
I asked him why he ignored me and his response? "I didn't want to make an A because that slows you down, and I want to go fast!"
After skiing, we went in to pick up Harper to do some tubing. I wasn't sure if she'd be scared or not since it was pretty steep. She LOVED it. Both of them did. We went down at least a dozen times. Mom & Dad definitely got their work out that day.
I didn't realize Rick was taking a video so that's why I keep awkwardly smiling at the camera and telling Harper to say cheese. Lol.
We tubed and laughed and played until Harrison was sure his hands were frostbitten and Harper faceplanted and gave herself a bloody nose. Then it was back to the condo to change and get ready for dinner.
|warm and toasty again|
|singing Christmas carols...wish he had a little more personality. :)|
Then it was back to the condo for baths and PJs. Aren't these the cutest? Exchanging Christmas PJs is one of the traditions we have at our house so I was excited when I saw these this year. Rick and I also got the coordinating lounge pants and I had them monogrammed so we could get in on the cheese as well.
Then we got out our advent wreath that we made at church this year. It's a tradition that hopefully we will carry on for many years. It is meant to do once a week for the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas, but we opted to do it the 4 nights we were in our condo instead. Each night you light a candle that represents different things (hope, love, joy, & peace) and then you light the center candle on Christmas that represents our savior's birth. Each night there is a devotional reading, bible passage, prayer, and Christmas hymn that you sing together.
I love these sweet pictures of my babies hugging and singing together. But I would not be keeping it real if I didn't include some of the video I took. Nothing says Christmas more than fighting kids and a nagging mom. Hahaha.
Such great memories made on this day!