Maddie’s First Ski Lesson

Will Maddie ever ski the K-2?

Will Maddie ever ski the K-2?

 

Madaghan had her first skii lesson this morning. At first when we got there, she wanted nothing to do with the skiis. The boots were ok, but she screamed when Vicky, the instructor, tried to put her on skiis. Laurie and I were watching from a distance,  because we believe that she listens to the instructors better when we are not around. We like to let the professionals do their thing and we just stay out of the way. I snapped a quick pic from out of Maddie’s sight.

Maddie listening to Vicky

Maddie listening to Vicky

Maddie screaming, refusing to put the skiis on, running away from Vicky went on until Maddie’s first break. Lucky for us, included in the price of the one on one lesson was lunch and coloring book time. This was ingenious because after Maddie had some food and took a break, she was all set to go again. She even made a deal with Laurie that she promised to listen to Vicky and be good.

Here is a picture Laurie snapped right after the break:

Vicky using tools of the trade

Vicky using tools of the trade

Hands on her knees, and her knees are bent! Go Maddie GO!

Hands on her knees, and her knees are bent! Go Maddie GO!

What a differance hot chocolate and a little coloring makes! Maddie was starting to get it! This next picture shows Maddie listening to Vicky explain the concept of french fries and pizza.

Go that way really fast, if something gets in your way.....turn

Go that way really fast, if something gets in your way.....turn

French fries is the shape the skiis make when they are straight. Pizza is the shape the skiis make in the snow when the toes are pointed together. Another words, french fries equals go!, pizza equals stop!!. Knowing this tidbit of information will help you, dear reader of this blog, understand why it is that Laurie screams “Pizza” a couple hundred times in the video below.  The video will play while loading, making it kind of choppy…so you might have to replay it after it is done. The second time should be ok.

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8 Comments on “Maddie’s First Ski Lesson”

  1. chris says:

    ok, you crack me the hell up !!!!!!!!! , this blog is too funny, you had me reading all the way till the last time I had read it. Which happens to be when you were constructing your bar. Ssssssssoooooooo, are you done with it????????
    Also, must say …. Maddie is too cute !!!!!!!!

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    • oshea12566 says:

      I am glad someone is laughing at me besides Laurie. 🙂 Bar is not done. However!….Laurie has given me the green light to have the electrician come over and he is supposed to come by today!! whoo hoo! He also happens to be my neighbor which is nice. I do not think he is gonna charge me a whole lot, but I’ll pay him back in Guiness. After him plumber is next, than construction continues.

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  2. Me says:

    Peek-a-Boo Street, better watch out. Future olympian in the making. Amazing!!!!!!!!!

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    • oshea12566 says:

      We hope so! We are happy Holiday Mountain is so close, we can bring Maddie there all the time. We got home at 1, it is now 4:10pm and she is STILL sleeping!

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  3. oshea12566 says:

    Update: it is 5:05 pm and she just woke up. Nice 4 hour nap! I love skiing.

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  4. Aunt Cindy says:

    TOO CUTE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    She skiis better than me!!
    If I bend my knees like that… I’d never get up!!

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  5. Dad O'Shea says:

    Grandma Josie: Maddie looks like a natural, it’s grand that she seems to connect fun with skiing, your location is ideal for this sport !

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  6. oshea12566 says:

    Yeah we’re lucky Holiday Mountain is close. They have family fun nights where the lift ticket is only 30 bucks for everyone on Thursday nights.

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