Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Weekend Recap

 A very winter weekend for us.  On Friday Q got his first skating badge.

When we got home from skating Dave was already halfway through making our pizzas.  We haven't done Pizza Night for awhile, so it was nice to have it back.

After supper everyone helped get ready for skiing the next day, and then Dave and I watched The Banshees of Inisherin.  I love Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson so it was a big two thumbs up from me. 

We got going early on Saturday morning.  It was just a regular race training day for E, while Dave volunteered to put up the netting for the next day's race course (the U14s, not E's group), while Q and I skied together.   
E got a new (to him) speed suit for racing.

Q likes to do the jumps in the terrain park and is fine to go up there alone and wait his turn.

I went to the washroom on my way in for lunch and sent Q on ahead.  E was already there and they were digging into their lunch, who needs Mom anymore anyway!?

After we finished up at the our hill, we drove to Huntsville for the night.  There were a few other ski families staying at the same hotel so we had a few hallway beers before dinner.

We had reservations at Huntsville Brewhouse for dinner, just a few minutes from our hotel.

Working on a word search.

E's race the next day was at Hidden Valley.  It was a winter wonderland out there with fresh snow and flurries all morning. 

Ready to race!

Meeting up with his group.

Great day for skiing!

These littles were ready to hit the "glades".

Racers at the top of the hill.  Each racer did two runs.   We watched E's first run from the bottom, and his second run from the sidelines in the middle of the course.  He managed to shave about 2.5 seconds off his time for his second run, and ended up mid-pack.  A very successful race with about 70 boys.

Q going through the woods (or the aforementioned glades).

We expected a long drive home given the snow and Hwy 400 always being a bit of a mess on Sunday afternoons, but it wasn't bad.  Q did hit the hay as soon as we pulled out of the parking lot.

Meanwhile E played DJ.

We got home, shovelled our driveway, emptied the car, did the dishes, put away all of the ski stuff, and then settled in for the dinner we pre-ordered on our way home. 

Showers for all, a bit of iPad/TV time, but early to bed.  


  1. I love reading about your ski adventures...so fun. The racing is so impressive. Hallway happy hour..love it!

  2. What a fantastic weekend of skiing. Looks like the boys had a great time and E did so well with his times. Aww that photo of Q. He must have been so exhausted!

  3. I'm sure both your kids would pass me on the ski hill about twenty times! Hahaha! It was fun to read about your weekend in Huntsville after we were just there. And yes, we skied at Hidden Valley -- just a lot slower than you all did!