To the highlights!
We got into town, did all the necessary things (groceries, unpacking, yada yada yada), and then headed straight for a tubing hill. I'm not sure if Marcus loved the tubing or slipping and sliding on the wet, slushy snow more. Either way, he had himself a grand ole time.
Excuse the terrible quality photo, but I couldn't resist snagging this from a quick video I took of the guys going down the Alpine Sled (:09 video below).IMG_2292 from Desiree Macke on Vimeo.
The alpine sled was part of the tubing facility, and Marcus could have ridden this thing all. day. long.
Day One was good, but I had a feeling Day Two would take the cake.
When Marcus learned he was going to snowboard he was so excited. He couldn't wait to get his very own board and get going.
We opted to put Marcus in a private lesson so he could learn the correct and safe way (because let's be honest, Scott nor I has a clue when it comes to snowboarding).
Marcus had no problem heading out with his instructor, and it was clear the little man had the. best. time. ever.
Though Marcus fell as often (probably more) than he successfully made runs down the hill, I was pleasantly surprised at how well he did, and how he didn't get frustrated whenever he took a spill. Might I also add that one hour of snowboarding provided a solid two hour nap. Amazing.
Almost a week later and we are still talking about snowboarding. I think we need another trip back up the mountain!
4. This little lady!
Julia traveled like a champ, hung out like a champ, slept in a foreign place in a foreign bed (the pack n play) pretty well, and didn't mind one bit that she was in the Solly for 85% of the weekend.
I have to say, I kind of loved having her all bundled up with me most of the time, too.
5. Our time together.
I couldn't say if our cabin had cable or not. When we weren't outside we were enjoying each other's company. We brought up a few games that traveled easily, and each night we played a few rounds to cap off our evenings. It was nice to semi-unplug and just hang out.
P.S. If you've never played Farkle I highly suggest it. It's super easy and pairs well with Pinot Noir.
I loved seeing Marcus enjoy himself so thoroughly, and I love that we were able to provide a weekend where it was so much about the little man. It's been a long time since we've been able to dedicate so much time to just Marcus. He needed that. I needed that for him. It really was the best weekend.
Here's to this weekend! I hope it's fabulous!