Thursday, 10 December 2015

Happy 8th Birthday, Larissa

We woke Lara up early this morning to give her her presents and chat with Grandma, before she went off to school, then onto Skating, before she had a "Nerf Battle"-themed party at the local recreation centre.
I started this blog before Lara was born to help follow her progress as she grows up, and so she can look back at this when she's older. So much as you might be embarrassed, Lara, we love you very much and are very proud of you (all the more so if you ever volunteered to clean up your room!!)



    

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Dan Skiing Progress

Dan has had three proper lessons now at Olympic Park, and he seems to be doing really well. He's not as fast as the other kids, but he is one of the youngest, and frankly I'm happy for him to be slow but in control rather than fast and not-so-in-control - it wouldn't be fair to say the other kids who are faster than him are out of control. I did like the brief conversation I heard between the parents of one boy, about Dan's age, who tends to hurtle straight down the hill without turns or snowploughing, until he stops himself by falling or being caught by someone...
Mum, just arriving back from a coffee break: "Hey, how was Ryder?"
Dad: "Kamikazee."
That seemed pretty accurate to me.
Here's Dan putting in some nice turns:


Dan does get some practice in at the weekend at Nakiska, where we play a game with Mr & Mrs Pole, he has to grab them or high-five them on the way past..