She really wanted to wear a bandana over her nose and mouth like so many others do - so I got her one. Funny you mention Shaun White - he is the reason this all started. I was fortunate enough to meet him at "The Moon Club" in Vegas when I was in town on business. We both had bottle service tables next to each other at that club and I was joking with him on and off through out the night (really nice kid) -- I did not know much of him at that time but he seemed to have a lot of buzz around him. The guy I was with was a snowboarder -- I noticed he got real excited when he came to our table for a drink.
A couple weeks later my daughter was walking by a sign in Target Store with him on it .... she says:
"He is cool..."
I asked ... do you know who he is or what he does ... she says "No" -- so I told her I hung with him for a small amount of time in Vegas.
So I explained that he was a skateboarder and snowboarder. Then something really cool happened:
"Daddy - when can we go snowboarding like Shaun?"
8 weeks later - she we are in a blizzard and she says
"I think I want to try the jib" and she points over to the park....
So I get real nervous and immediately launch into - okay, first we need to do ... then we should focus on ....
I made a mistake though ... I should have taken her over to the box rail ... showed her it up close watched some people do it. Instead, I let her go down the hill and slide all the way to the end and then ... wham on her butt.