First day of Ski School

//First day of Ski School

First day of Ski School

The boys are not in regular school right now, so we signed them up for ski school at Brighton Ski Resort.  The resort is only about 45 minutes from our home.  They have 2 cousins that are also signed up in the same class.  Pretty cool I think.

The boys have been a little bored lately, and so have I.  What to do with all this beautiful cold snow everywhere?!?!?! The answer is easy for me…. SKI!  I grew up coming out to Utah on ski trips every year as a child.  So I am pretty excited to get the boys started young

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The prices are pretty reasonable.  Grant had his first lesson last Saturday from 9:30am -12:30pm.  We were NOT expecting a huge snow storm that day.  By mid- afternoon it had snowed about 12 inches at Brighton and the temperature was about 15 degrees.  Crazy! I felt like a “bad mom” for even letting him ski in these conditions.  He is my little ball of energy and he LOVED every minute of it! Not one complaint about being cold or something hurting.  Even after his lesson was over he asked if he could ski for a few more hours…. as you can probably guess he picked up skiing pretty easily.  He is a natural.

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During this huge blizzard my husband tells me that Grant was singing on the chair lift and while he was skiing down the mountain.  I think Grant is my nature boy.  Being outdoors really relaxes him.  I guess he can handle the Utah cold weather just as easily as the Florida heat.  I asked Grant later what he liked most about ski school.  He said that he loved going really fast.  Then I asked him if he liked ski school or regular school better? He said Ski School without any hesitation.  I asked him Why? And he answered that at ski school all the kids are nice and none of the kids are mean…. (he only has six kids in his ski school class. No bullying here). I was surprised by his answer because he has been out of school for about 2 months now (with the move and holidays etc).  I asked him who was mean to him at his old school? And he very easily stated (like it was yesterday) that a few boys in his class would always take balls from him during recess.  My heart hurt for Grant and I felt really sad.  He had never said anything about it to me in Florida.  Something that happened months ago he remembered so clearly that moment.

I wish everyday could be a ski school day for Grant.  I saw a confident, relaxed, happy child that day.  He was so proud of himself and he was beaming from ear to ear.

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^^This is the smile I’m always looking for.  Pure happiness 🙂

He grew up a little right in front of me…. and I learned more about his sweet and tender-hearted personality.  I was focused, asking questions, and really listening.  I may have started the day being a “bad mom”, but I know I ended the day as a GOOD one!

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By | 2017-10-05T20:40:32+00:00 February 27th, 2013|Snow Activities|0 Comments

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I am a mother of 3. We eat nourishing and traditional food at home. We use natural healing successfully with essential oils, herbs, and homeopathy. We love being in the outdoors and living the "green" life.

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