Here one minute, gone the next ~

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It's mid~December and today we got some pretty significant rainfall.
Temps hovered around the 40 degree mark ~ in Minnesota...
In December.

I. Love. This!

Sure, a white Christmas would be nice ~ but it's coming - we all know it is.
What's the rush?

Every day we have that is snow free gets us that much closer to coming out on the other side ~
you know, SPRING!
After last winter, I just don't understand why everyone is complaining about no snow...

I'm not - that's for sure.

We did have some, for a couple of days...
Just long enough for me to capture this video...

video

You may or may not remember that we got D this snowboard 2 years ago for his 3rd birthday - he hopped right on the dang thing, propped up on two chairs...on. his. own!  How did he even know to do that I wonder....

He's going to be our extreme sports guy, this one...

Derek's 3rd Birthday 2009

I don't think I need to tell you that there's a certain little man who is pretty disappointed that the snow has all disappeared ~ How is a kid supposed to practice his snowboarding skills on the grass?

I've been thinking of sending him to ski school or a snowboarding 'class' over at Buck Hill ~ 

Has anyone been?  

It's been about, oh, 15 or so years since I've been on skis...I don't think I'm much help to teach him how...I held my own on skis, even on the black diamonds that I accidentally ended up on...

But, this is my baby we're talking about...
Do I send him to a class?
Or perhaps a spring break vacay to Colorado is in order for us this year? 
Or maybe a trip to Lutsen do the trick?

In the meantime...
We'll just have to watch our video and remember the December of 2011 - when the snow was here one minute, gone the next!

4 comments:

Buck said...

When I was little (I am guessing around 9-10ish, I know I was still in elementary school)I took ski lessons through the Minneapolis parks. I'm pretty sure we skiied at Buck Hill and Wirth Park (does Wirth have skiing???). Nothing huge. I learned the basics and it was sufficient for me to be able to ski at Lutsen in middle school with a church group (don't ask). I haven't been in 15ish years but it was a good experience. That said, I'm not sure J is ever allowed to ski. Definitely not without a helmet. :) And possible a protective bubble around her.

Rachel said...

I had the boys do ski lessons at Buck Hill...two winters ago now. So W was 4 and C was 2(!!!!). They both did it and LOVED it. M&C splurged and got them private lessons, but they both did really well and had a blast. They've also taken the boys to Lutsen the last three winters and had a wonderful time. I was a HUGE skier growing up and loved every second. I'd recommend doing Lutsen for a few years so the whole family can get comfortable and THEN venture out to Colorado, as skiing/snowboarding on real-life mountains is a whole new beast.

darcie said...

@Rachel - See now, I thought the opposite. When I went to Colorado, it was so much easier for me. The snow was a whole different ballgame and I actually had time to figure out how to feel the skis beneath my feet before I hit the bottom of the 'hill' -
Perhaps a trip to Lutsen is in order first...and we'll go from there.
I'm tempted to sign D up at Buck Hill, but I wonder if he couldn't just mostly figure it out on his own?

Be the change... said...

I have been loving the no snow thing but when it does we are going to be packing ALOT in because these poor kids are dying to use their skates, sleds, boots...Your Christmas card was beautiful, so is your family. Lot of love!!!

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