Night Skiing. Monster Truck Jam. Sledding. That was the quick and dirty version. But since I have never been a woman of few words, let me elaborate. This weekend was a busy one; I might even say a tad bit exhausting. But it was good, oh so good.
Friday night we all drove up to Snowbird for some night skiing. Liam's first time experiencing the slopes at night... He was just as reckless as always! The boy loves to ski, but he's all about speed. Trying to get him to make a wedge (or pizza) is a struggle. For now, we are fine with him just getting used to being on his skis for another year. But eventually he'll need to learn how to slow down. And stop on his own. Really just learn some control. He is as confident as ever and practically fearless. He also thinks that whenever he skis over a slight mound of snow that he is doing a jump. We don't crush his spirit. Liam put in 4 runs and a couple go's down the magic carpet by himself. I was impressed with how long he lasted. Both boys were asleep mere minutes after hitting their carseats. A successful night!
Saturday was much anticipated... Finally, the day of Monster Truck Jam arrived! Yes, this is a super redneck activity. Yes, Conor & I may have been slightly embarrassed about buying tickets. But we knew Liam would absolutely love it! We also knew that it would be way too loud for Finn, so Conor was the lucky parent who got to attend. I took a long winter's nap with Finn, and was treated to a few pictures & videos of the fun. As soon as Liam walked in the door afterwards, he told me all about the jumps, and crushing cars, and doughnuts. He was one excited little boy who couldn't believe how big & loud the trucks were.
Sunday we woke up to a good 4-5 inches of new snow. On mornings like these, it's straight into our snow gear and out to shovel. The snow was heavier & wetter than we typically get in Utah, so it was perfect for snowman making. Finally! This may just be my favorite way to start the day, followed by a cozy fire and snuggles. We couldn't keep Liam out of the snow, so that afternoon we went back to our favorite hill for some more sledding with the neighbors. Finn absolutely loves it too! And yes, we take him down the big one. He always has a huge smile on his face and a throws out a couple coos. And if we dare sled down without him, he kicks his little legs furiously making sure that the next sled down will be his!
There may not have been much rest over the past couple of days, but memories were made! Now let's hope this next weekend comes along here real quickly; we're ready!