Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Ski Trip in Breckenridge: Day 1 & 2

Last week the kids were on Winter Break and we took our very first every family ski trip.  We've been waiting for Hudson to be old enough to ski and enjoy it and this was the year.  Robby picked Breckenridge as our location to go and it could not have been more perfect.  It was so family friendly and the perfect resort for us.

Our flight was Saturday afternoon and the kids were very excited about flying on a plane to go on our big trip!

We arrived on late Saturday night and grabbed dinner before checking into our hotel for the evening.  Sunday morning we wanted to see our nephew on his birthday!  The kids loved playing together and we had fun catching up, too!  While the kids were outside playing we discovered that Harper had lost one of her boots in waist deep powder snow.  Four adults helped her search, but it was nowhere to be found.  That happened to be the only pair of shoes I brought for her on this trip, so we went in search for some new boots for her.  We needed up at Wal-Mart and found a pair that would serve as her replacement for the week.  Right after that she ended up loosing a tooth, too!  It was an eventful day for her.

That afternoon we checked into our condo that would be our home for the week and headed off to rent our skis.  I loved seeing how cute the kids' skis were and Hudson's were just tiny!  Seriously the cutest thing ever.

That evening we met up with our friends/neighbors that were on the trip with us and the kids kicked off the week tougher with a snowball fight at the hot tub.  The kids loved going from the snow to the hot tub!

The next morning came bright and early, but we were all excited about our first day of skiing.

We signed the kids up for ski school with a private instructor that would be teaching all 5 kids.  It was the best decision we made.  Having Coach Chris know how to teach them and know how to manage the kids on skis was such a bonus, and in our opinion, worth every penny.

 We enjoyed skiing in the morning while they were leaning and we met up for lunch.

They were all still happy and in good spirits so after lunch they were ready to say goodbye to the learning hill and head up the mountain.  I couldn't believe when we saw them how great they were doing. Hudson was a little upset and was nervous by the big mountain and some of his falls, so we decided to take him with us for the afternoon and let the older kids continue skiing with Coach Chris.  They were all so proud to show us what they had learned.

Well, all it took was a quick afternoon of Hudson skiing with Robby, because by the end of the day he had gotten his confidence back and he was doing awesome!  We were so proud of all of the kids and couldn't believe how much they had learned in just one day.

I'll share more about our trip in the next few days, but it was so much fun and we all had the best time.

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