18 January 2010
julius hit the slopes in the alps
We took to the mountains this three-day weekend, and Julius, lucky bear, spent most of his time safely in the lodge or lounging in the room. The young one enjoyed two full days of ski school, and because we were among friends -- seven families with a total of fifteen little people, he did not get much attention from her.
I hope to have time to share the photos of her first ski lesson soon. I will say, though, that it went much better than any of us expected, and at this time, we are proud. Yep. Proud.
It's one thing for a five-year-old girl to carry around her bear to photograph. . . but her Momma? I thought no one was looking as I quickly snapped this photo of Julius near the fire; however, as I finished a woman appeared from nowhere, gave me a knowing smile and questioned: "Traveling bear?" I just nodded, relieved. Evidently we aren't the only family out there taking animals on adventures. Now, if only I can get the book of maps together to teach the geography to the growing mind in my care.