We had an absolutely stellar morning on Sunday. It is incredible to be skiing together as a family. JC leading the way. CC skiing on his own and being pulled behind the Chariot. OC enjoy his snacks and watching his brothers under his blankies wearing a pair of snow boots he wasn’t too sure about.
Spontaneous pictures before we started off:
Zipping down the hills:
Going down the Jungle Trail. CC’s first time. He was wondering if the tiger was real. Nope they are all painted cardboard sweetie!
JC and I even ventured through the fresh powder to hit the animal trails. We even saw some tracks. Does this look like rabbit?
One last look at the ski:
After the ski, we went to visit mom and dad. Here’s what I wrote after visiting them.
Life is about sun and darkness, health and illness, and living life with every privilege, challenge and blessing we are given.
Last night Sexy Neck and I started a twelve week challenge to try to get a tad more healthy and “move or lose it”.
I have gained thirty pounds in the last five months. Sexy Neck has been nursing a sore back and trying to recover from Achilles surgery. Here is the story. It is time. The clock is ticking.
Back in May, the New York Times picked up a story from a health journal talking about the benefits of a structured seven minute workout. You do each exercise for thirty seconds, you don’t needs any fancy equipment and after seven minutes of
pain um hard work, you are done!
Sounds good? I will let you know.
Here we are last night after day one:
Summary: There was a lot of groaning, sweat and muscular fatigue. Today, I am having difficulty lifting my tea mug and walking up stairs. It was incredible to workout with my man, like the ‘olden’ days. It was worth every one of those seven minutes.
*We decided to do it twice! Who’s idea was that? We also included a warm-up, stretching and some kegels and Achilles exercises for each of our individual programs.
Here’s the boys working out with dada doing squats. CC exclaimed: “Look at my muscles I just got!”
Sexy Neck and I both have Physical Education/Human Kinetics degrees, so when our poor first child was born we had lengthy conversations about which activities we felt were essential for a North American lad.
We decided that the athletic skills that are a challenge to learn, but provide a solid foundation for other sports had to be first.
The WINNERS ARE:
- swimming (plus we didn’t want our children to drown!)
- skating (I used to teach adults to skate – yikes, I saw a few broken bones!)
- Gymnastics (Don’t we all wish we could fly and one day flip through the air?)
Every year our children will take a lesson, from a “professional” in each of these pursuits. I realized tonight that the boys did all of these things this week! I love being intentional about something and seeing it happen.
I must admit, besides the lessons, there is also an awful lot of living room skating, bedroom gymnastics and tidal waves in the bathtub! I now completely understand the making of Jackass the Movie.