Sunday, January 11, 2009

Wax on, Wax off

Chris got the "Karate Kid" trilogy for his birthday (thanks Nick & Kim!) so we have been watching them this weekend. Aiden and Dalin really like them, but I think it has more to do with the fact that it has karate in the title than the actual movie. I tell you between these movies and "Kung Fu Panda" we are going to be martial arts experts in no time.

On Saturday we went to Mt. Charleston for Chris's birthday sledding trip. It hadn't snowed for a while and it has been sunny, so the snow was pretty packed down and icy. I do not have very good balance on level ground so icy hill are not my favorite. I went down a few times but mostly I enjoyed watching while everyone else had fun. Aiden had found a very small hill with a very little jump and he wanted to test it out to make sure it wasn't dangerous so he sent the sled down by itself a couple of times. Still not completely satisfied that it would be safe, he told me I should try it. (Thanks dude!) I made it down alive so he finally took his turn and he's sure he flew (I think he got like three feet of air on that jump!). Ashton gathered up a collection of broken sled parts that people had left on the mountain. She wanted to put them all together with hot glue to make an uber-sled. Chris and I were to tired to help her when we came home, but she was determined so she pulled out the red duct tape and went to work.

Chris also got an annual pass to the Springs Preserve for his birthday, and since we didn't stay on the crowded mountain very long and we were going to pass right by it on our way home, we decided to stop by. I figured we could just stay for a little while to get a feel for it, then come back another time for some more serious exploring. We ended up staying for four hours. It was nice, and Kaylee kept saying how awesome it was. The down side was that I lost my camera while we were there. I took it out of my pocket when I went to the bathroom, and by the time I realized I didn't have it and got back to the bathroom, the camera was gone. I'm still hoping it was found by an honest person who just hadn't made it to the lost and found yet. We didn't use it very often, and we have another camera, but it is the one with all of our mountain pictures and it is still a bummer.
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