Monday, January 7, 2008

Angel Fire 2007!!

Well. we survived our first family ski trip with no major injuries. (Unless you count Chad whining about his knees hurting from falling over Max). I know I posted a ton of pics, but we had a good time and the boys really enjoyed themselves. Max even said that he wanted to move there. We were very blessed to get to spend time with Chad's entire family, but I have to say that I am happy to be back in more milder weather and back to Ben. I really missed my little chubby man while we were gone.

Here we are all dressed up and ready for our first day on the slopes!!

Aren't these two little guys the cutest snow bunnies you've ever seen?

Here is Sam getting on the "roller coaster" with his ski instructor. Yes, he called the ski lift a roller coaster and it was his favorite thing to do. I am really not sure if he would have continued to ski if he did not get to keep riding the "roller coaster".Max did not really enjoy carrying his own skis, but somebody had to and Chad and I had our hands full!!

Here is Sam right after getting off of the roller coaster. As you can see Chad and Max are waiting on the bench because Max zooms down the hill so fast and gets right back on the lift so it takes awhile for Sam to catch up to him!!

I was trying to take an action shot of Max but he never let me get ahead of him enough to get his entire body in the picture. The first day of skiing was rough on Max but after that he was unstoppable. I really wish I was as fearless as he is.
This is how Chad and I had to ski with Sam most of the time. I know that it may look easy, but I will tell you that it is totally exhausting!! It is really a work out on the thighs!!
On the last day of our trip the wind was blowing really hard to they had to shut down the main ski lift up the mountain. We decided to go tubing that morning and it was pretty fun. They call it the "Polar Coaster" and it is about 1000 ft long. Everyone gets an innertube and rides the "wonder carpet" up to the top of the hill. Then chose a lane and away you go!!

Max wanted to go "really fast" so Chad tried to help him all he could!!
Sam even pulled his own innertube back to the "wonder carpet"!! He really is getting to be such a big boy!!
Here is a view from the top of the "Polar Coaster" (I think that is Max half way down."


Katie said...

Way fun! I wish I could have gone. I knew the boys would have a great time and that Max would be great at it! Maybe we should make a big family trip some day!

Annie said...

Yea!! I am so glad you posted all of these pictures! Looks like you guys had a great time. Your boys both look so big, I can't believe they are 5 and 3. It would be so much fun to take the family skiing, but I'll probably have to wait until Lily is 13 before she braves the slopes! Love the pictures!

Hilary said...

Looks like you guys all had so much fun! The boys do look so cute in their snow gear-and so grown up too!

Becky said...

Dad said it looked like you guys had so much fun, that we should get skinny enough to go along! You are probably safe from that ever happening:)

Kara said...

Looks like a great time! We will be in Red River this weekend! I don't think we are going to let Caden ski this time though...Cory is a bit selfish with his skiing and I can't take him!