After almost a year since our last visit, this crazy bunch enjoyed a few days of fun, loud, silly, and creative time together.
Thank you, Frontier Air, for ridiculously low-priced flights so that extended family could come for an impromptu visit. Best way to break up the winter doldrums!
Temps were mild and kids spent a lot of time outdoors.
☑ Playing in the woods
Falling Playing in the creek
☑ Riding bikes and scooters and wagons
☑ Playing basketball
☑ Shooting air soft and BB guns
☑ Running the culdesac in super hero costumes
At one point, every baby doll and accessory, along with every play kitchen item Annalyse has were all strewn across her room. "Mom, we're playing orphanage and we're in the middle of rescuing a new baby. Can you please close my door and not interrupt us?"
We spent one morning playing laser tag and bowling. Teams were Guys vs Girls and it wasn't really even a competition. Their score was more than eight times our score, but somehow I still overheard Annalyse say several times, "Girls rule and boys drool!"
We spent another day exploring the White Water Center. Being a weekday and still winter, the place was empty and the kids had the low ropes obstacle course to themselves.
No major injuries and everyone had fun. Win!
It's a precious thing.