Sunday, March 29, 2009

Daddy Daughter Date

Saturday, March 21 Daddy and Emma had a date. The most wonderful kind.

Emma learned how to ski!

Shortly before my birthday in mid- February, the kids had learned I was going to go skiing as part of my birthday gift (Thanks for the help, mom and dad). They decided that they wanted to learn how to ski. So for family home evening I got my skis, boots, and poles to show them how to use the equipment. Emma became so excited that she made me promise to take her. Every weekend since, she was on me to take her. So on March 21 we got up early went to Eden, UT, where we rented her skis and bought an edgie wedgie (little device that attaches to the front of the skis so they stay together), and continued up to Powder Mountain (Matthew went there with me a few years ago when he came out before his mission).

She picked up the technique in record time. By the second time down, she was skiing without almost any help and by lunch time she was telling me to stop telling her what to do. She loved it so much that I had to put my foot down and tell her no more runs! She didn't like that and made me promise to go again. I asked if we could go on her birthday, she said no, because "that is too far away". Well, unfortunately, I don't think she will get her wish. We are running out of weekends and the snow will give way to the summer heat all too soon. However, I did tell her that Nana and Papa would love to take her sometime in the future. Thanks Nana and Papa for your generosity.

Here are a few pics from the day. I will try to upload video sometime if I can figure out why it isn't working on my laptop. Until then, enjoy these.


Marti said...

Yea Miss Emma!! Nana needs a skiing partner, since Papa doesn't like to do it very much. Can't wait for you to come over and we'll ski the day away!!

Carrie said...

Man, way to go Emma! I remember my first time skiing...Poppa was teaching me but I started crying.

I eventually got it, though. :)

Darcey said...

Yeah Emma!!!!!!

dallin said...

fun fun and more fun(or should i say fun slides?)