After having a ridiculously cold winter, we had a beautifully warm weekend! It was almost 20, sunny, and not at all windy. With such a warm spell, we decided to celebrate by spending all weekend outside. On Saturday, there were a bunch of kids at camp for some various winter fun. Sora was so excited to chase around her friends, ice skate, and generally run camp.
Today, we decided to take Sora up to a nearby mountain with us for her first snowboarding session. Last year we had a pretty miserable experience with her trying to ski - we tried to put her in lessons, which was a colossal mistake because she was excruciatingly shy at the time, and she had a miserable experience with the rope tow.
This mountain didn't have child care, so quitting wasn't an option. In the morning, we went on the bunny hill and tried to teach Sora the basics. We weren't very good at explaining, and her mittens were too loose to really grab the rope tow (it just slipped through her hands) so we decided to take her up a lift. The lift ride was fine, but there was a lot of tears, frustration, and snot on the way down! We had lunch and tried the bribery approach. We also figured a different way of explaining the basics in language Sora could understand and we practiced on the ground before putting on the board.
Here is Sora, ready for a second chance: