Sledding! - A Movement In Time And Space
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I know, it's been a while since I updated. Things have been busy. Actually, things have been not that busy, but Chris was home a lot. He had the Mondays and Tuesdays after Christmas and after New Year's off. Two four day weekends in a row. Will wonders never cease? Well, yeah, wonders do cease since he's back at work and the whole year looms ahead of us. Such the optimist.

Anyway, one of the things we did while he had time off was get together with Erik's family and go to a local ski resort for sledding. The one that we went to had two hills dedicated to just sledding. It was so much fun. The girls loved it! And even I went sledding down the hill. Seriously, that's a feat for me. I don't like sports where I feel like I have no control. I haven't gone skiing, I don't sky dive. But when your two-year-old is yelling at the top of her lungs, "Faster, Daddy! Faster, Mommy!", I couldn't say no!

Nadia and I stayed on the smaller hill and Maya and Chris went on the big hill. One time, they started to go really fast and lose some control, so Chris had to put his feet down to slow down. When he did that, some snow got kicked up into Maya's face. And it was COLD there. She didn't enjoy that too much. But other than that, she had a great time. Erik's son, Kyle, didn't enjoy it so much. He was done after two runs, crying and shivering. But my girls kept wanting to go. I have to say, I was proud. Especially of little Nadia. That girl has NO FEAR. Seriously, she kept wanting more. Faster. I'll bet she would have gone on the big hill, no problem. But Mommy wasn't ready and Maya kept wanting to go again. Nadia seemed happy with the little hill though. Hopefully, next time Mommy won't be chicken. :-)

The day was so much fun. We hope to go back for more soon.

And here is what you've been waiting for:
Ski hill at Seoul Resort Ski hill at Seoul Resort

Here they come! Here they come!

I think she's having fun! I think she's having fun!

Maya after her first run on the BIG hill!
Wipe out! Wipe out!

That's Chris and Maya on the sled. Chris is laughing at Erik, the one on the right who had just wiped out!
Mommy and Nadia on the sled. Mommy and Nadia on the sled.

Maya and Nadia Maya and Nadia

Maya always had to have her green sled and Nadia had to always have her yellow one.
Mommy and Maya after our last run. Mommy and Maya after our last run.

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What I'm feeling: mellow mellow

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From: gabbytheguy Date: January 6th, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awesome! That looks like so much fun!

We don't get much snow here, but my sister managed to do a little sledging up north just after Christmas. They were sledging down a country road of all things which apparently was just ice. She said it was like being on the luge!

Personally I'm pretty chicken with this too - you wont ever find me skiing, but I might be persuaded to sled down a "small" slope...
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: January 8th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I can only imagine the speed on ice! We had very powdery snow up there. It was really nice.

Next time we go, I'm told that I have to go on the big slope. YIKES!
co_techie From: co_techie Date: January 6th, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love how they wanted their own particular colored sleds! The girls ARE brave .. us old fuddy-duddies aren't carefree enough to enjoy the fun things in life like this! ;)
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: January 8th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Maya's favorite color is green. And Nadia seems to have taken a liking to yellow. We were happy when there were all sorts of colors to choose from and that the sleds were included in the admission price to the slopes!

And yes, they are brave. They, especially Nadia, shamed me into doing it and I'm so glad I did!
wendy_in_md From: wendy_in_md Date: January 6th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, those slopes look AMAZING! I have to search for a small hill to sled on! You all look great and look like you were having a great time.
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: January 8th, 2006 05:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Wendy! It was a great day for all of us.
gnotobiotically From: gnotobiotically Date: January 6th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh wow!
That looks so much like one of the hills near our house that the kids go sledding at!

It's always a riot!

'Chicken good!'
slave2three From: slave2three Date: January 6th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh I love sledding and tubing down hills! its been forever and i'm a little speed junkie, but can't skii :( I can only turn to the left for some reason hehehe ;)

It looked like you guys had a blast! I'm so happy you got some vacation fun family time! :D
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: January 8th, 2006 05:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! It was so great to have such fun together while Chris had some time off from GoPets.
meadowflower From: meadowflower Date: January 7th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC) (Link)
ha! Whee!!!!
sammykate From: sammykate Date: January 7th, 2006 05:25 am (UTC) (Link)
What fun! I am so glad y'all got to do this. We had no snow during our weekend at Arrowhead:(

I love the pictures -- looks like the girls had a blast!

*sigh* I miss Winter!
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: January 8th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC) (Link)
That's too bad that there was no snow at Arrowhead.

It was so much fun for all of us. This kind of winter, I can handle. :-)
io_storm From: io_storm Date: January 7th, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
<3 Aww! Hoorah for fun!

Nadia reminds me of my younger cousin. She feels no fear. >D
From: maverickgal Date: January 12th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very cute kids. Stumbled in via shortindiangirl's blog. Can i add you?
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: January 12th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks and Welcome! Sure, I don't mind you adding me at all. :-)

I went to your livejournal and looked at your San Diego pictures with a really weird deja vu feeling...then I realized that I saw them at world_tourist after you posted them! I also belong to that community.

Anyway, nice to "meet" you. I look forward to hearing from you in my LJ and reading yours as well.
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