Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ski lesson take-away: Pizza Slice!

Cullen just completed his fourth ski lesson of the season.  The wonderful Steph Timmerman (also Simone's Daycare teacher) is the best instructor.  By his third lesson, he mastered the chair lift and Steph no longer uses the leash.  She said Cullen was apprehensive at first and kept sitting back on his skis, but after some coaching to lean forward, the little dare-devil now loves speed.  Steph still puts the edgie-wedgies on Cullen's skis to help keep them straight and allow for easy stopping.  As you will hear in the video, Steph is good at reminding Cullen to make a "Pizza Slice" when he starts to pick up too much speed.   Dirk and I now feel confident that he knows some of the basics and can take him out on our own.  But don't worry, we won't forget about Steph.  Mainly because Dirk and I love sitting in the St. Bernard Room Bar at Mt. La Crosse enjoying a pint or two while the little man is taking his lesson.  Simone also enjoys playing and snacking in the St. Bernard Room too.  When asked if she would ski with Stephie next year, she emphatically says Yes!  (I can only imagine the hell-on-skis she'll be!)

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