My Name is Boden

We had a great long Easter weekend in Bend, OR with the cousins.  Arrived on Thursday, we spent the next three days with the Browns.  Started with a nice drive over and dinner on Thursday.  On Friday, we went to Mt. Bachelor…or Mountain Bachelor as the boys call it for a day of skiing.  Hutson opted out and was in day care but Boden, mom and dad all skied together.  Was a great experience.  Boden jumped on the ski lift and up we went.

The first run Boden wiped out hard.  He was following mom and got a little aggressive on a turn, lost control and turned into a giant yard sale.   Both skis went flying.  Thank goodness for helmets.  Boden was in good spirits after the fall stating “wipe out”.   Later on the run, dad said “good turn Bode” and Boden replied…”Dad, don’t call me Bode, call me Boden”.

After a couple good runs, we jumped on the lift for the last run of the day.  Boden saw the half pipe.  He yelled, I want to do the “half tube”.  Ok, let’s go for it.  The only problem is the run down was quite steep.  We slowly snowplowed our way down and about half way down, we ran into a pretzel.  Boden wiped out at the steepest part of the slope, losing his skis.  We were able to grab the skis and get up to Boden but it was quite difficult to get the skis on him.  After sliding a bit, we hit a snag and all three of us were in a ski pretzel…all tangled and unable to move.  Finally, we sorted ourselves and made it down to the half pipe.  Boden skied it like a pro.  Back and forth he went getting a little higher up on the left side than the right.

That afternoon back at the hotel, we hit the pool and hot tub.  Boden was wearing a swim shirt that had a skull on it.  One kid looked at Boden and said, “I’m not afraid of skeletons”.  Boden looked at him for a few seconds, contemplating his response and then blurted out “You have a skeleton in your body”…while pointing at him.

On Easter Sunday, we went to the Browns for an Easter Egg Hunt.  Boden got very competitive and wanted to find all the eggs.  Running around trying to collect more than Dash and Hutson.  Afterwards, all the boys had their share of candy and a sugar rush.

So, now when Boden goes to sleep, he puts his Leap Frog game pad under his pillow.  Just like mom does her iPhone to track sleep.

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