...when someone else pulls you back up the hill! I think I got more exercise that day than I have in a long time -- up, down, up, down, up... "Again, Mommy! Again!" My favorite part was when Ada decided she wanted to go down by herself. I positioned myself about halfway down the hill, just in case. Sure enough, she made it about halfway down and then steered right into the trees. I headed her off and then... pulled her back up. Again, again! It was such a gorgeous day though -- bright and crisp and sparkly! Yaay, winter!
Ada and Nola, gussied up for Thanksgiving dinner, mesmerized by Dain's iPhone. The iPhone is an amazingly useful kid entertainment device -- Balloonimals? Koi Pond? Scoops? An entire season of Sesame Street? I honestly can't wait for the iPad -- a full-size screen for painting, toddler games, movies... it's going to be spectacular. Critics be damned -- I'm excited about it.
Meet Viima (or is it Talvi?), one of the reindeer at Lapland Lakes, and Ada's new favorite creature on earth. We've made the long trek up to visit them (oh, and to ski) a few times this winter --total magic. Although I will say that reindeer don't smell nearly as nice as you think they would.
We started to put the presents under the tree... and then realized what a dumb idea that was, with this sneaky little person around. Note to self for next year: hide everything until Christmas morning.
Ada, trying on her new skis on Christmas morning. Look at that form! How lucky are we that the kid likes to ski (so far at least)... now if only there were any snow out here. Washington DC - inundated with snow. Any ski area within 3 hours of us? Nothing. Grrrr.