The guys did go on their annual ski trip a few weeks ago, and it was significant in both the presence of certain people, and the absence of one. The exciting part was that Pete, Strider and Colsen were accompanied by 2 grandfathers, 2 uncles and 4 cousins this year. They spread out along the slopes for the day, but since it wasn't very crowded, they kept tabs on each other well.
The missing person, though, was Miles. :( He had been so excited to make his big debut on the slopes this year, interrogating his brothers about all the details he should expect. He insisted he was NOT going to take the beginner's lesson because he already knew what to do! Alas, he did not have the chance to prove his inborn prowess since he developed a nasty cough the night before they were to go, and he had to stay home.
Pete and Miles scheduled another day to go the following week, but then it ended up pouring that day, so poor Milo had to stay home again. He was reasonably pacified by a trip to Chick Fil-A for lunch instead. But I know he looks forward to next year -- he's already counting the months until December.