Monday, January 31, 2011
Well the First Confession went well. I did not confess. I had a few minutes of Catholic guilt as I saw a ton of parents lining up after the kids. But Macie was second in line and after I saw my adorable little girl come out with a smile on her face, kneel and say her penance (one Our Father - she got off easy for all of those sins) my urge to get the hell out of there was much stronger than my need to confess. We were the first ones to leave.
We bought Keller a new ski coat on Saturday (success).It was only $50. And then we skied yesterday while Macie was in ski school. It was fun to hang out but S-L-O-W going. The thing with Keller is that she likes to be in control (think the car radio, the newspaper or the TV remote). In skiing this quality is not a bad thing. She did really well and only fell five times (she says two times but I helped her up at least three) After a few runs on the bunny hill we moved to a regular green run. My goal was to get her to the top of the mountain so we could have lunch up there. She was doing fantastic until a snow cat came up the hill. It freaked her out. Even though I was behind her I could tell that she was thinking that her choices were to turn toward it and get run over (it had to be 50 yds away) or to turn towards the trees. She chose the trees. After the stress of a near death experience she decided to remain in control the rest of the day so she could prefect her skill. I think she did it! So next year it will up to the top at lunch (the horrible music blaring from the bar's speakers at the base of the mountain and the dog begging us for food was enough to ruin our lunch and I think convince her that the ambiance on top of the mountain might be better). We skied a run with Macie at the end of the day so they could show off for each other. I think they both looked pretty good!