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(photo: Mini McGyver Jacket)
Frosty fingers and foggy goggles can quickly ruin a day on the slopes and choosing sunglasses over ski goggles can result in sunburned eyeballs (not fun) due to the glare reflecting from the ground up. Gearing your children up right will not only protect them from the elements but will ensure a great experience for the entire family. Gordini technology takes winter gear technology seriously – effectively balancing the body’s natural heat production with the loss experienced in cold temperatures. Quality ski gear is important…even for our tiny learners. Don’t risk spending your winter vacation juggling uncomfortable hand warmers and making frequent defrost stops at the lodge.
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It was my son’s comment as we were leaving from our visit to Seven Falls in Colorado Springs, CO. His lack of enthusiasm had much to do with our timing – not just that we chose to visit in the month of December when the falls are frozen over, but because we had set out before sundown in hopes of benefiting from the sun’s warm rays. One small detail overlooked: the icy falls light up at night. Oops.
I wouldn’t say the trip was disappointing though because we did get to see many beautiful sights, ride the elevator to the top of the mountain (stairs closed due to ice) and shop inside the toasty warm gift shop.
If I had known then what I realize now, yes, I would have suggested a winter *evening* visit so we could enjoy the lovely Christmas lights and the colorful glow of each of the seven frozen falls. I guess that’s what this blogging stuff is all about though – providing helpful tips to other families, right? We’ll just have to take the kids back in the summertime to hike around and experience the falls…not just the sevens.
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Flashback circa de 1988 to scrunchie-held side ponytails, layered socks and stonewashed, pinch rolled denim. It was the stage of life where a transition from childhood tomboyish tendencies into a seemingly well-mannered young lady is a mandatory progression if one is to survive scrutiny of the unyielding judgments projected from hormonal preteens…particularly of the female sort.
It was my escape. An acceptable means of releasing a pent up need to just be silly – play, jump, laugh till your tummy aches kind of fun. I could jump rope with it, experiment with the forces of gravity with it on the trampoline – braving the no-net, dauntingly exposed spring edged rectangle of fun – or use it as intended…and my proper development into preteen maturity was not doubted by any.
So, you can imagine my delight when I received this product for review. The Air Pogo Jumper…my children’s pogo ball. It was just as I had dreamed but increasingly innovative. This Pogo Jumper arrived in a box with a pump. Assembly was easy: insert the red ball into the center, pump to desired firmness…and bounce.
My eight-year-old son was a natural. My four-year-old found it to be more of a challenge (it helps to let some of the air out so she can balance,) but that makes sense considering she’s a bit young for the recommended age…but don’t think she’s going to give up that easily…we’re still recovering from our summer At the Rodeo!
CReaTIvE ExeRCiSE…and we’ll be trying this out on the trampoline once the snow melts. *Not a recommended use but with safety nets, padded springs and the convenience of 911 on the cell phone what could go wrong, right?