It’s about seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary.
My last ‘Point Shoot’ post was about a bit of 1 – 2 – 1 time in the capital with the eldest. This one is a record of our Easter skiing holiday. It’s no secret that I love skiing and how it can help me to be mindful but I’m also willing to admit it can be a challenging holiday with little ones. Even more reason to keep a gratitude log then!
- Sunshine on my face during our picnic lunch
- Laughing together playing ‘Guess Who’ in the car
- Seeing a full rainbow while swimming in the stop-over hotel pool (I have never seen a whole rainbow arc before – it was breathtaking)
- A Kir royale (much needed after a long drive)
- A full, bright moon on a clear night seen as a family as we walked back to the hotel room from the restaurant
- Waking up after a surprisingly good night’s sleep in a family hotel room
- Seeing ALL the snow as we drove up the mountain!
- My Mother-In-Law had kindly prepping a meal for us for when we arrived in the ski resort
- Having fun spending some time teaching twin 2 to ski in the morning
- A beautiful sunny afternoon
- Our eldest’s joy after ski school had gone well and he had made a friend
- A sunny morning skiing fast (after a hard morning getting two out of the three kids to ski school I had to remind myself it was worth it with a rare selfie)
- My Mother-In-Law making lunch and tea and looking after twin 1 who didn’t want to ski
- Skiing down from the chairlift with the eldest and his grandfather in the afternoon
- Watching twin 2 happy with the ski instructor doing snow plough after her first ski school session
- Watching the kids cuddling up on the sofa watching Paddington in their pjs
- The eldest saying he was excited about ski school before heading off in the morning (he did so well over-coming his nerves)
- Enjoying the challenge of skiing hard and fast down Faust (a more challenging red run)
- Hot chocolate
- Seeing twin 2 ski down the whole of the nursery slope with her ski school group
- The Ski Shop being very understanding about a ski mix-up!
- Walking up the mountain to spend time with good friends – and observing twin 2’s determination to get there!
- Tea with old family friends – all the children (despite a language barrier) playing beautifully together and the boys getting stuck into Lego together
- Getting a lift back from our friends’ house on a snow mobile when it had begun to snow heavily and seeing the eldest’s smile when he started the motor
- Date night (in) with the hubby
- Playroom fun with the twins in the morning – building a ‘dog kennel’ with twin 1
- Skiing with twin 2
- The hubby taking our big boy to go and ski some harder red runs in the afternoon
- M-I-L babysitting so we could catch up with more old friends in the evening
- A beautiful sunny day
- Our eldest slowing down so his sister ‘won’ their skiing race
- Skiing Tourmaline with the eldest in the afternoon and him showing me some ‘jumps’ too
- The eldest and twin 2 wearing their ski school badges with pride
- The kids playing with new ‘ski school’ friends while we had a drink
- A beautiful drive down the mountain
- A fun family swim time at the stop-over hotel
- A very relaxed evening meal in the hotel restaurant with good food, wine and company (oh and a French boy who allowed the girls to commandeer his Ipad to watch Peppa Pig episodes!)
- Watching the sunrise from my bed having a cuddle with twin 1
- Watching twin 1 ‘read’ to herself on the balcony first thing
- A very clear motorway driving home through northern France
Hoping everyone had a very enjoyable Easter break whatever you were up to.