The Silitch Family

Adventures in the Alps and Beyond

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Celebrations in 2007!

This year 2007 we started off to celebrate with Birken's birthday. He turned 3 years old and has been enjoying his time skiing in the yard and some on the slopes, sledding and even biking in, yes, January!
Birken's b day

We have been spending our time playing inside and out when we can. Michael has been serenading us with his new found guitar playing taking after his dad and brother. Despite the "lack of snow" in the Alps, we all have managed to get out and enjoy the winter snowplayground.
February 2007

We had a wonderful visit with Grammy and Pappy. They came for a short week. We filled it with lots of activities: skiing alpine and cross country, sledding, biking and walking.
Cook visit activities
Skiing the Valley Blanche was a big highlight. And a big achievement for mom! Way to go. We had a bluebird day. And of course the best guide around!
Cook Valley Blanche
And of course playing with Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends.

Anders Birthday
We finished their visit with a birthday celebration for Anders first birthday. It is hard to believe one year has gone by already. Anders is coming into his own, standing on his own 2 feet and taking a stand. He is communicating using his sign language, which he has learned from his good teacher his big brother.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Valley Blanche February 2007

Despite the lack of snow in the Alps we still managed to have a bluebird day on the Valley Blanche thanks to our very own local guide Michael Silitch of High Alpine Mountain Guides. We had a great decent on the Grand Envers route and ended our day with a picnic in the sun on the Mer de Glace Glacier. Sun, fresh powder, blue sky, no wind. Who could ask for a better day?