Saturday, March 21, 2009

give me a heart attack!

We took Trey (our 4 year old) a couple of months ago snowboarding for the 1st time. While we were there I was noticing a difference between Trey and the other kids. I realized what it was...every other kid had on a helmet and Trey didn't. We had just rented his equipment and just didn't think to get him one. What were we thinking?!

So we took Trey down and bought him a helmet and his own snowboard just his size.
We put it up high in our house where he could see it, but he couldn't get it down until he had done enough chores for him to earn it.
















Travis took Trey last week snowboarding and the girls stayed home. I threatened Travis with his life that he better bring Trey back exactly as he left me. He took our little cannon PowerShot and took these videos.

I freaked out when I saw them. When I watched the first video I about had a heart attack at how fast he was going!
(bear with the first video...it takes awhile for him to finally decide to come down)

video video

This second video Travis just sends him down and watches him vanish out of sight! It's really hard for me to watch my first born son doing such dangerous things. Maybe if I stop feeding him he will stop growing up.

13 comments:

~MeLiSsA~ said...

Tanya,
I totally understand your heart attack, I would feel the same way but that is SO cool! My son Cade is 4 too, just turned though and is so far from that its crazy!

Its funny, we both have a boy and a girl, my son is as red headed as yours and both our hubbies are named Travis!

Randy, Capri, and Wyatt said...

Way to go Trey. Tanya maybe you need to go up with then one time and see how he does it, maybe that will help ease the pain ;) Randy already got Wyatt a bike (it's called a run bike. It has no peddles or training wheels) I'm sure when Wyatt is 4 he will be doing exactly what Trey is doing.

Kelly Munns said...

oh my gosh. he looks like a little teeny professional! i can't believe how young he is and he looks so good! you've created a monster for sure! actually, maybe he'll become a real professional and buy you lots of nice things...like tuition to college :)

CMK5 LINDSEY said...

Hey Tanya! I love the blogging world and I love your blog! You're such a generous sweetheart! Just as I remember you=0) We miss you both...you guys were the best celestial marriage teachers=0) I'll never forget all that you had to share as my visiting teacher too. You're family is beautiful...and I love the names of your children. I can't believe how time flies and Trey is such a big boy now. Much love to you all, Craig, Melissa, Kimani...and Teia

pam said...

TTRREEYYYYY! That is CRAZY! Way to go buddy. . . and Tanya, that little Trey boy is one studly kid. . . I'm still holding out at least one of my girls will get him. . .maybe I should have a few more, you know, just to better my odds :)

Emily said...

My heart is still beating.

He was flying. I can't believe how great he is already! Actually, I can believe it. You need to send that video into Letterman or something.:)

Johnny said...

You don't need to do anything drastic like starving the kid. You would be amazed at what a good basement and some chains can do.

Amy said...

Just found your blog somehow- not sure how, but I'm glad I did. Hope you don't mind if I stop by again... love all of the tutorials! And your kids (and their names) are adorable!

nat2377 said...

Tanya-
This is so awesome because I've tried snowboarding and it is NOT easy.
Way to go Trey!
ps- love how your hubby wipes out at the end of the first video. Classic! love your blog!

Ashley said...

Oh man that is so awesome. I can't imagine Thomas doing that even when he is 10! Seriously what a stud Trey is. Travis must be a good snowboarder too, taping and going at the same time.

Matt and Grace said...

Hi! I ran into your blog through another blog, and it's been fun reading it! I love your crafts! I'm a stay-at-home mom with twins. Crafting is such a nice way to relax and have fun after a long day! I can't wait to make my own glass pendants!

edytheanne said...

If you stop feeding him, he will only have a harder time seeing over the steering wheel when he does that really really scary thing called DRIVING. AWWWW

Celena said...

OMG!The video of him going down the slope out of sight in the second video would have terrified me. I'm a Florida girl, so not used to the snow anyway. Hee, hee. But the thought of my baby boy disappearing into the snow...my husband would have heard about that one!HA! Love your blog and tutorials!