Ski Ya Later

I haven’t had a family ski weekend since college.


The wait is over.

nana and grands

How cool is my mom skiing with her grandsons?

Not only do I have a skier (Ryan), but I have a skiing joke Ryan thought up on the chairlift:

How does a skier say goodbye? Ski Ya Later.

Apres ski with the rest of the family was nearly as fun.

A mix of cousins – my kids + my sister in law’s kids + my sister’s kids – had a blast together, all marvelously hosted by my in-laws.

There was yoga.


And lots of puzzles and games and Hide-and-Seek.  The grandparents and outdoors provided the bulk of the entertainment but in the downtime, we had fun with some downloads from a smart and adorable website, Mr. Printables.  I printed this set of ABC flashcards and the 3 to 6 year olds ran around the house finding objects and people starting with each letter, then handing the cards over to the “writing” cousins for labeling.

Emily af


papa letters

I guess we should have expected this when we got to “T is for…”


We also liked this 6 page “doodle on the moon” activity (can print twice as big on 12 pages too).

emily moon

The frozen lake surrounding the house felt a bit like the moon to me (except there was plenty of gravity and I have the bruises to prove it).

icy lake crop

Lots of happy campers. Me included.  As my older sister watched me play the Disney HedBanz game with our kids, she said I looked completely returned to (or did she say stuck in?) my childhood.  No matter. Not such a bad place to be.

Noah garage

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  1. Amy says:

    What a great way to spend a weekend….it looks like fun was had by all!

  2. Papa says:

    Great weekend and the kids were the best part

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