Nine of us traveled to Whitefish for a biking bachelorette weekend this past weekend and I was the only one who didn’t bike. It wasn’t a hard decision for me as I still have no feeling in most of my foot and if I do too much my leg gets super achy and I’m just a little tired of achy. So I stayed back and did some swimming and hot tubbing and a bit of walking, which was really good because I’m supposed to be walking on an incline, good for the stiffness, and I haven’t been.
I’m okay with being the oddball in a group. I’m getting good at being that person. I like that everyone has accepted this part of me. I had no grief for it, although I had a great excuse, but I feel as though if I had not broken my leg this wonderful group of bike crazy women would have been very cool with me not participating (to my face). I love that.
My little three year old is learning to ski. It’s a wonderful thing and I’m so excited for her (I don’t ski. Not yet.) and I think it’s a fantastic activity she can do with her father. Today I went up with them because I wanted to see her ski and she really wanted to show me how good she was. She was so confident, she wanted to go down the hill without her father, without knowing anything about turning or stopping, but those skills are important and in no time she will be our little independent skier – just not today.
Rod was looking into a bunch of different techniques for teaching kids to ski and he came up with this method: The Camelbak and Dog Leash Method. Now, it worked alright but he was saying she was leaning back too much when it’s important to learn to lean forward. He might try something new next time.
Rod took this photo of Ronan and Henry during his bike ride last night. It was a special occasion, Ronan’s first time on Hyper-extension with his new bike. Look how happy he is (on the left)! This is Henry’s millionth time but he’s just as happy as Ronan…if not more.
April Wine, PDA, hangers, rock’n out, fatty steaks from Back Country Meats that burst our whole bbq into flames, races across the backyard and then early to bed = Fernival Weekend.
There’s still the Slope Soaker to come. I’m not sure we can handle all this goodness in one weekend.
Toby, Andre and Marni made it out for the free outdoor show too.
April Wine at Fernie Alpine Resort. The sun came out just as they started to play.
“Put it up to eleven!” says Phoenix.
“Get a room!” shouts the neighbours.
Poor thing. He was like this for a couple minutes, just starring at me as if he was saying “help. me.” So I take a picture.
I think we know what Phoenix is going to be when she’s older… Stay tuned.
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