Monday, March 16

ButterNut Boy!!!

We were up in the Berkeshires for Em's "Golden Weekend" - her last weekend on night shift so she had all of Sat & Sun off & didn't need to be back till Monday am (yeah). On Saturday afternoon we brought Blasto up to Butternut - to get his first SKI Lesson with Grandpa Phil.
First he got his boots and ski's - they are soooo cute & adorable -

Then after hanging out in the boots for a bit we headed outside to the "slopes" - well the bunny slope at least. Grandpa popped his lil feet into the skis and scooted him along the flats for a minute or two and then walked him up to some markers & let him glide down to Emmy from each one. I wouldn't say he was loving it, but he wasn't screaming & crying either.
Then we took him over to the ski lift (ok the people mover-magic carpet thingy) & he rode with Emmy & Gpa half way up the hill and then got to SKI down.

Now for the main attraction...

and here are some shots of the Grownups helping point him in the right direction ...

Em and I are actually showing him where the chocolate is waiting for him if he will just agree to make the last couple of slides down the bottom of the bunnyslope. If you look close at his face you can tell that he is pretty much done (after about 12 minutes on ski's) and is ready for a treat & to go home to Grandma.

This shot was about 6 minutes earlier after he rode up the magic carpet to the top of the bunny slope with Em & Grandpa Phil - & he is making his first couple of solo "runs" between them.

1 comment:

lauren & jerald said...

amazing! riley is now a better skier than me!!!