Saturday, April 4, 2009

Snow memories March 09 - now that Spring is finally here!

A few weeks ago we finally got Daddy to take a break and after a yummy brunch at a very traditional Quebec ritual - the Sugar Shack - where the sun was warm with a heavy hint of spring in the air - we then headed up north (about an hour & a half drive) to Mount Tremblant.

We arrived at our condo where Dahlia did the monkey thing as we unpacked. This was a quickie 2 day thing but nonetheless still had to bring Zizi (the cat) and all her paraphernalia.
Incidentally, this is the same place where Natasha Richardson had her skiing accident just the week-end before. How very sad - especially for her 2 boys. Just tragic!

If you have never been here - it is like being transported to a Swiss village.

Dahlia smooshing with Zizi. Note the neon eyes. Oddly, I don't have a setting (that I know of) to eliminate freaky eyes.

It was bitterly cold and we're not skiers (so why do we have a condo on Mt Tremblant? Good question.) But we are "let's tumble down this hill" kinda people and the shrieks and squeals of a 6 year old are priceless. So, even though mama had a nasty cold and only wore a spring coat (what!) I couldn't miss any of the hill sliding. So we found this nice little hill away from the skiers. Daddy caught her about halfway down most times as I was a little concerned with some rather large boulders near the bottom. So then I say "Hey Daddy - go to the top with her and push her down at this angle and I'll make sure she doesn't veer off toward those rather large boulders (can you tell what's comin next?) Dahlia is suddently speeding down the hill in completely the wrong direction - heading directly toward said boulders. Mama had no choice but to take a flying leap to stop her and I managed to but I, as a result, have picked up momentum myself and given the angle of the hill with which this momentum was taking place and adding the gravity factor, I opted to continue this momentum in a tuck and roll position. (I omitted a small detail - I just had knee surgery at the end of 08 and had just finished 4 months of physio - but I digress.)

My finger over the lens may have been when I realized she was way too far over. Interestingly - I don't remember what I did with the camera when she came flying down!
All was well in the end - oh - except I developed pneumonia (first time ever) probably due to my choice of coat!!

Back to the condo and then home.
The one good thing about having pneumonia (huh?) is I got to spend the whole past week either in bed, doing puzzles after school with D, or at my computer so I got to read back in the archives of my favorite bloggers and was reminded, once again, what a great group of people we have been blessed to know or know about.
(Always looking for that silver.)


3D said...

What fun 'cept for the cold, injury and pneumonia!

Keep smilin!

Our family said...

Oh My!!!!!!! What an adventure! Apart from the near accident (great save Mom! I hope that your knee is ok....), your cold and pneumonia, it sounds like such a special time...

I do hope that you are well very soon.

Take care of yourself....

Julie said...

I love Tremblant too (we are skiiers, tho not lately with a 2 year old in tow). Next winter Naomi will be taking lessons though!

Sorry to hear that you were so sick! Hope all is better now!

Nice camera (previous post). I have the Rebel and I love it. I really want to get a macro lens for it. Problem is that it's big and sometimes it's nice to have a small purse cam for quick snapshots.

Donna said...

Beautiful photos! Looks like you had a wonderful time. I had to zip past the photo of Dahlia doin' the monkey thing on the luggage cart because my two monkey girls have not learned THAT particular trick (yet) and I didn't want to give them any ideas!


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