One of the best parts of the trip was all the time that Peyton, Sam, and Adah got to spend with their cousins, Anna and Thomas. One particular afternoon everyone decided to head outside for an afternoon of sledding and snow play. There was even a full fledged snow fort by the time they were done!
We also staked out some pretty fantastic icicles.
I don't know how sanitary it was to lick the them, but it had started before we could stop her.
After a lot of deliberation, we decided to let the kids try a day of ski school. They begged to go for a few days, so we finally gave in. I wasn't able to get any pictures of them skiing because we were skiing ourselves that day. Bogey tried to sneak by and get some pictures when he could. Here's the best one we could get. I think it's Peyton (it's hard to tell when the girls have the same snowsuit).
Overall, they did ok. It was a long day for a 3 year old (9am-3pm) and they missed their usual afternoon nap. I think they did enjoy it, they just got tired by the end of the day. Sam did end up with a rockin' hairdo after wearing a ski helmet all day.
Other highlights of the week included (and you probably won't get a lot of these unless you were there, sorry!): Uncle Tuffy, a separated shoulder, war drums in the loft, Cookie, Tadpole, Fire, Wiki-John, Gourmet, Clue, Uno, (lots of) chips, the house elevator, See Forever, Revelation Bowl, Bushwhacker, yard sales, dance parties, the Van Morrison Pandora station, Dial-a-Ride, 5am wake-up calls on departure day, and much, much more.
We had such a wonderful time and cannot wait to do it again with our family. Thanks to Bogey and Marmee for having the gumption to make it happen ... and thanks to Mimi for watching our sweet little guy at home. We love you guys!