One of my favorite qualities about Lucy is that she cries at sad movies just like me. We can be watching the cheesiest show or movie that has a brief sad scene and I can look at her and we're both teary-eyed at the exact same moment. That commercial about the neglected animals with the Sarah McLachlan song gets us every time. Maggie and Ian just laugh at us. I love her little tender-hearted soul!
Maggie turned 9 on February 15th and we had her party at Jumpstreet, an indoor trampoline park. They had a blast! I blew out the candles myself on accident THREE times before I was finally able to light all the candles so she could blow them out!
We have done some skiing this year. Well... not really me. I can only muster up the courage to ski about once every couple of years. But I like the idea of it! I LOVE the mountains, the scenery, the snow, the people watching, and I really love to get all dressed up in the warm clothes and chill by a cozy fire with a glass of wine or an Irish coffee reading a book or magazine. It's just that I can think of about 50 or 100 things I'd rather be doing than skiing. It's too much work and so hard on my bones!
So, when I say "we went skiing" that really excludes me. So here "we" are skiing in Beaver Creek, CO with our friends Jason, Allison and Carson Kidd (little sister Charlotte stayed back home in Arkansas with grandma.) We stayed at the Osprey Hotel, which is an amazing ski in, ski out hotel. Lucy even took a full day of lessons at 4 years old! She wanted to - I don't think she realized what she was getting herself into, though.
My family also took a day-trip to Copper Mtn. in January so that "we" could ski. There are a couple of pics from that trip too. Maggie is becoming quite the skier!
Ian skiing with Maggie
Carson and Jason Kidd
My friend, Allison Kidd, with Lucy and Maggie
Maggie, Lucy and Carson Kidd
The Kidd Family (minus 2 yr. old Charlotte)
My lovely family on the tubing hill
Ian about to ski with Maggie in a blizzard
at Copper Mountain
This is how I entertain Lucy (with a giant brownie)
I never saw myself as the "blogger type" but here goes...I thought it would be a great way to share pictures of the kids with our families and friends back in Arkansas. My mom will be so impressed with me!