Yesterday was the last day of the season for Eric's season pass.
They woke to fresh snow and cold temperatures, and after Mama went to the store to load them up with a bag full of sustenance, and Daddy gathered mittens and cocoa and tucked in toes, they were off.
The children became skiers this year. They only went twice, due to unusual circumstances, but they went from frustrated and "I guess I'll go..." to "Wow! I'm amazing!"
The first time out this year Trevelyn started going up the lift by himself... climbing on and off... getting down the mountain without crashing and needing someone to pick up his pieces.
Yesterday Maddie skied down the mountain several times without falling once.
"Hi Mom!" said Trev when they got home. "I missed you so much!"
"Mmmm, thank you Buddy, I missed you so much, too! Did you have fun? You look really happy!"
"It was awesome. I got my first powder shot today!"
"You did!?! Alright!"
Evidently he had left the trail today, and went off into the trees for some fresh snow.
Maddie skied awesome. Trev was an independent skier. They got to see the mountain goats on the way back down the mountain.
They're confident, and able, and happy.
I'm so happy for them! (And for Eric, who has two children that love to ski.)
Now we'll just look forward to seeing what amazing things unfold on the mountain next year.