Sunday, February 21, 2016

Pro-D day at Grouse

The kids didn't have school (again) so Andrew and I took Friday off. We invited Dave's family to join us as we used our annual local's passes to get up the mountain.

Someone was very excited about all the snow.

Pretty much the first thing she did as soon as her gloves were on.

Meanwhile, her dad was pretty much equally (or more) excited.

The kids got straight to building.

If you're familiar with Grouse Mountain, you'll probably see that we didn't even make it on to the slopes. Straight off the gondola and on to the rooftop of the restaurant/lodge.

Where the snow was basically untouched and fabulous.

It was windy and cold and SNOWING and pure bliss.

We stayed out there for about an hour.

And I tried to take pictures while everyone threw snow at me.



We finally got off the roof of the lodge and out to the skating pond.

Ada (who has NO FEAR) was a natural on the ice.

The skating is always a big hit and Friday was no exception.

After a little while, Ada tired of the skating and decided to eat snow.

While Elisabeth taught Haylea how to skate without a bar.

Look at those happy, pink faces.

And Ada found a sliding hill. Again. No fear.

Unfortunately, conditions were deteriorating rapidly, so we didn't get to do the sleigh ride, or wander around much. But that just made us so much more ready to go again. Soon.