Friday, February 25, 2011

Family Ski Trip in Vermont

We took a vacation this week to Smuggler’s Notch in Vermont with Nannie & Grandpa & Aunt Bridget and Uncle Kevin. Abby had her very first ski lessons with an instructor and daddy (she took 3 “daddy & me” lessons), and she did fantastic! By the end of the week, she was a pro at “green light, yellow light & red light”, riding the magic carpet up the beginners hill, riding the ski lift up the big mountain, and of course she became a pro at falling down! Emily had a blast playing in the snow as well… as long as she get to wear her ski goggles just like her big sister! Mommy spent a lot of time in the condo cooking meals, getting kids dressed and undressed & making hot cocoa, but she said she had a blast!

- The Beach Family

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This was Abby’s 1st time on the lift with her instructor…

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After a couple of days she even taught Nannie & Grandpa how to ride up the magic carpet & go down the beginner’s hill… She said they did pretty good!

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As much as she looks like quite the pro here… she was actually standing still & had no idea how to get out of this position… It sure looks impressive though!

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Abby had been talking for MONTHS about trying ice skating on this trip, but unfortunately, it was NOT all that she thought it would be. In fact, we spent a whole 5 minutes on the skates, and most of that time went spent in tears by both girls. Oh well, maybe next time!

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Abby finally realizing skating is not her thing right now…

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The miserable skaters commiserated together on the bench…

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Best friends!

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Thanks for a great trip Nannie & Grandpa! We all had a blast!


Here's a video of Abby's 1st week skiing! We're so proud of her!

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