|Watching a DVD: Star Wars|
We arrived in the early afternoon and, with the threat of some ice/snow, we decided to stay in the nice cozy cabin and entertain the kids with some Wii dancing, singing, boardgames, and movies.
|Baby O LOVED the microphone|
|My mom "dancing"|
|Curious George Board Game|
|Star Wars Guess Who? Game|
|Wheel Chair Ramp Sledding|
|Ready to Sled!|
|O, still suffering from a double ear infection|
|My two "big kids"|
|This was my attempt at getting a picture of all three kids.|
When most of the snow had melted, we were able to take the kids down to the indoor swimming pool. They had a really small kids pool with this raining mushroom that E absolutely loved.
|Baby O, the observer|
|The Swimmers, observing baby O|
But, when the cabin was no longer entertaining, we ventured out and took the big kids ice skating. E had tried it one time several weeks ago, but she had a much better experience with the ice skater trainer.
|She LOVED ice skating!|
|L is too fast for the camera|
|Maybe next year, Baby O|
One benefit to being in the Eastern time zone during New Years is the ability to stay up to midnight and not feel like you're really staying up that late. This year, we even let the big kids stay up to welcome the new year.
|My husband and I|
|Yep, this is my mom|
|My girl and I|
|Happy New Year: My brother and his wife|
|Happy New Year Horns|
|Llama Llama with a Party Hat|
Then, after 4 days of waiting, it was finally ski time! We debated taking E, but in the end decided she was not quite ready. So I stayed in our cabin one day with O and E, and my husband stayed home the next day. My brother David has been skiing since he was about 4 years old, so because he's the best skier in our group, he held the ski trainer and taught L to ski.
|Trying on ski gear|
|On his way!|
|My brother (John), and dad|
|My brother David and my little skier|
|David was so great with L|
|Love the Lucky Bums Ski Trainer!!|
|My turn to ski with L!|
|My brother David and L|
|I love this boy!|
It was really great to spend time with my parents and brothers, as well as spending time with my kids outside of our every day routine.
|O, getting his daily baby massage (for eczema)|
|L, teaching my mom about Angry Birds|
|Playing Angry Birds|
|My mom playing Angry Birds|
|Me and Baby O!|
|THE GANG! Love this group!|