I haven’t had a family ski weekend since college.
The wait is over.
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.
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).
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).
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.