After a few days of being lazy we decided we needed to head to the mountains to go skiing. We rented a condo through VRBO at Keystone so that we could ski two days. We headed up first to Breckenridge and skied there the first day. Mike took the older kids up the mountain first while I ventured over to the magic carpet with Madeline for her very first introduction to skiing. At first I wasn’t quite sure how it was going to go but she picked up on things rather quickly. She was walking in her skis and side stepping in no time. I spent the first few times walking alongside her as she learned how to get on and off the magic carpet. I used the clips to attach the tops of her skis together to help her as she learned how to ski down the little hill without crossing her skis and falling. She loved it. We only went down 3 or 4 times before she was ready to rest. We headed inside to get a treat and some hot chocolate. Before long, we were back out on the magic carpet but this time with my skis on as well. By this point she was able to go up the magic carpet ahead of me and get off all by herself. She could even go down the hill mostly by herself. Eventually Mike met up with us and we traded so that I could go off and ski with the older kids. I headed up Peak 9 towards the Overlook lodge where the girls were waiting for me. The boys had gone off exploring and weren’t back yet. We waited for a little bit but ended up leaving to go ski. The girls and I had a great time skiing together. The sun came out and warmed things up a bit and the wind died down, so the girls seemed to be happier than they were in the early morning. We ended up meeting up with Anna and her mom Lindsey who were also there skiing. We never did run into the boys up at the top but instead met up with them at the magic carpet at the end of the day. Everyone enjoyed watching Madeline show off her new skills and joined in with her in riding up the magic carpet and skiing down the little hill. I think it was safe to say that Madeline’s first day of skiing was a success.