Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
When we got to the park, we stopped to play in the snow on the way to our cabin -- we played until dark and we were all completely soaked.
We tried out our new sleds, picked up at the Kmart right outside the park, and found it pretty tricky to avoid the trees.
Ella enjoyed her ride in the sled, but she showed her true colors when we stopped for lunch and she commandeered Devon's skis and poles and skiied up and down a pretty steep hill for over an hour. Sam and Luke were pretty mellow until we broke for lunch, but all their pent-up energy was quickly released as they plowed into each other, pummelled each other with "snow balls" and beat each other with our ski poles.
Sam stuffed cookie after cookie in his mouth whole--almost choked but just kept on doing it until we had to take them away.
We spent time with our six cousins (four 2-year-old boys under one roof--need I say more) riding bikes, fighting over toys, playing in the freezing cold, biting through lips, fighting over toys, admiring the animals at the Bean Museum, destroying Foxy Nana and Foxy Papa's brand new addition, eating ourselves sick, and, well, fighting over toys.
It couldn't have been better, and we can't wait for the summer when we can visit again, cheerfully rearrange the furniture (not on purpose), raise the noise level a few decibels, traumatize poor Maddie, and generally bring happiness, joy and chaos to the nana and papa we love and miss so very much.