We all made it back in one piece from our Innsbruck ski trip! What a fun and eventful week it was – I think we’re all a bit sore and tired, but definitely a lot of good memories and firsts for all of us.
We spent all week at a ski resort replete with a comfortable two-bedroom suite, two all-you-can-eat restaurants serving meals and snacks, a full-scale creche with 80 hours worth of childcare, nice pool and spa area, and of course skiing for toddlers and skiing for adults.
We enrolled you into ski school which was two hours in the morning and two hours after lunch. But we realized after the first day the morning session is more than enough activity for you because you somehow managed to fall asleep standing up at the afternoon ski school.
You were a little sad at the end of ski school because I think you developed a bit of a crush on your ski instructor, Lotti. You kept asking for her and looking out the window at the ski lift seeing if you could spot her. All through the week, you would make these sweet if not odd comments that now make a lot more sense in hindsight. You talked about how kids were putting snow in her jacket (because she let them) and laughing about it, but you didn’t seem to think it was very nice.
It was adorable watching you ski. It was equally cute seeing you try to walk in snow that went as deep as half your leg. We also played a lot in the snow…making Uncle Mark snowmans and crashing into it with a sled, and just generally romping around.
And while you were at ski school, your mom would take on the task of trying to teach me how to ski…with some success. I lost count of the number of falls I had on the first day, but I could keep it to one hand by the last. It was nice spending that time with your mother over an activity. It’s something that we don’t get much opportunity to do during our daily lives.
Pair all that fun with your actual birthday, and I think it was a great way to kick off the start of 2019. Here’s hoping to more fun memories this year.