Between the holidays we spent time with my entire family at Barothy Lodge...same place we went last year. We were quite bummed there was no snow this year but we found other things to do to keep us busy. We started off the gathering by opening our Christmas gifts to each other. My boys got things that they really wanted; Brendan - a Red Wings Sweatshirt, Austin - a Red Wings Jersey. Lucas - Boxcar Children books, and Connor - a puppy pillow pet. and from G & G Geerlings they got tickets for Disney (they are starting to get little more excited about our Florida trip), devotion books, an ornament and a webkinz.
We spent some time letting the kids decorate Christmas cookies. I love how some of the kids were so detail oriented and others just wanted to see how many sprinkles they could get on one cookie
We played lots of games...card games, word games, angry birds on the parent's cell phones, pool, minute to win it games, and much more.
Here's the actually lodge that we stayed in...on Thursday we got a little dusting of snow and the kids are were left (sickness hit this vacation and slowly we lost some of the families to the flu) headed out to play in it.
making snow angels,
and a very small snowman
a favorite spot of an afternoon snack