Saturday, April 25, 2009

Happy 3rd birthday Elizabeth!

Elizabeth became 3 years old on April 15. I'm just now getting around to posting some photos. We celebrated at the kids' perennial favorite, Chuck E Cheese (not such a favorite for the over-10 crowd).

Opening presents the morning of her birthday

Showing off her gift of a princess outfit

Liz and Andrew with the annoyingly musical, robotic Chuck E Cheese

Dena, Andrew, Ron, Jan, Jason, Emerson, Amy and Liz enjoy B-day cake

Three Cousins

My sister Lynette, her husband Jeff and 7-month old Trevyn visited us for dinner last night. Andrew and Elizabeth had fun with their little cousin!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Snowboarding whiplash

Beaver Creek got 6 inches of great snow on their last day of the season last week, and I borrowed a friend's snowboard and went riding - for the 2nd time in my life. I hit it hard, starting with an ungroomed blue slope. Needless to say, I fell a few times and discovered how painful snowboard falls can be. With both feet strapped together, you just can't recover like you can on 2 skis. On a groomed blue slope I got a lot of speed going and caught my back edge and fell backward so hard I completely flipped over. If I hadn't had a helmet, I'm convinced I would have gotten a concussion. It's a week and a half later now and I'm still sore - in fact I had to visit the chiropractor and he suspects I have whiplash. Looks like I'd better get some practice in before I try for speed again. I hope to get some days in at A-Basin this Spring and do just that!