|Enjoying snowboarding during my Uni days|
One of my favourite memories as a child was going to Austria on a skiing holiday when I was 13, I had never really seen snow before as I was living in South Africa at the time and was more excited than usual. We went just before Christmas and up until this point we had always celebrated Christmas under the South African sun so to do something more traditional like log cabins, hot chocolate and big fur trees was a real treat. During our trip I learnt how to Ski with ski school as well as doing a short introduction to snowboarding as I was already a keen surfer and skater at this point. After this holiday I did the odd session here and there at local dry ski slopes and then a snowboarding trip when I was at University to France and enjoyed every second of it and it's something I would love to share with my son who is already very outgoing and sporty.
|Multi tasking mama on a trip in London|
After taking Baby G on his first overseas adventure earlier this year to Holland where we took the ferry and trains across the Netherlands earlier as well as his first camping trip up North and with Mr A turning 5 and being slightly more independent we feel confident to take on any family adventure and its made me think what one day on the slopes together would be like and I think it would go something like this.....
Morning - Wake up, shower, get dressed, make sure the day bags are packed with everything we need for two kids (treats, nappies, water etc) and indulge in some local breakfast delights before getting ready for a day on the slopes. John and the baby would probably have some downtime in the morning and go exploring the local village and shops and indulge in some coffee and retail therapy while I would take Mr A out of the nursery slopes and then dropped him off at his snowboarding school before heading up on some of the runs myself.
Lunch - We would all meet up for lunch at a local cafe, somewhere that serves traditional food so we could experience some of the culture. We would swap tips and stories about what we had discovered that day before swapping over the kids so John could also get some time on the slopes. John has never been skiing before but did skateboard a fair amount when he was a child and has good balance so I am sure he would pick it up fairly quickly and Mr A & him would be hilarious to watch getting the hang of things on the nursery slopes.
Afternoon - after we had all had a chance to get active we would come together and spend the afternoon as a family, taking a stroll around the local town, playing in the snow, building a snowman or enjoying impomptu snow fights before getting a warming meal inside us after an action packed day. The evenings would hopefully be spent up near a warm fire, enjoying some stories before starting all over again the next day. For us the parents it would be non-stop but I know the kids would love every second and thats what parenting is all about, no matter how tired or worn our you are you still love each second because each second spent together as a family on holiday is worth it.
Have you every been skiing before? What are your favourite thing to do on a family holiday?
|The two boys enjoying our family adventure in the French Rivera|
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