Yesterday was no exception. Reveling in temps that hovered in low 80's, our little family along with our friend Heather and her 4 children, spent the afternoon playing on the alpine slides at the Park City Mountain Resort. (Did you know the leaves are already starting to change up there? In August?) We bought tickets for the 5 older kids to do the slide and alpine coaster once each while the adults took the youngest 3 on the slides twice. One of the best things about the slides in my opinion? The fact that you have to ride the ski lift to get up to the top. So relaxing and pretty....even if Lilian was a tad nervous. (She was a little more mellow the second ride up.) I was worried that Lilian would freak out about going down the slide. I had talked it up, shown her pictures on-line, reassured her that she would be sitting on my lap the whole time. She seemed excited about the whole thing. But this is a girl that still refuses, year after year, to go on the dragon water slide at Cherry Hill....a wimpy little slide where she gets to sit on my lap and the water is only 2 feet deep at the bottom. And although she did express some slight nerves the closer we got to the slide...ultimately she was determined to be brave, and then laughed the whole way down. I told her I could control our speed and if she wanted me to slow down, she just needed to say so. Nope. She didn't necessarily ever ask me to speed up....but she did tell me to NOT slow down. And then looked at me triumphantly at the bottom and said, "Let's do it AGAIN, Mom!!!"
You know me....a little camera crazy. And when combined with the pics that Heather took also....well, you were forewarned.