Once again, I had The Best Christmas Ever. All our kids were home, and everyone enjoyed being together, and we did lots of fun things, and I never cooked, because the kids did it all!
I started by posting a photo on Instagram each day, a photo of something that was helping to set the mood for the holiday. I enjoyed the positive feedback I got, and I hope I can get others to do it with me next time!
The fun really started when Bethany and Poppy and Kathryn all arrived on the same day! Here we are stopping to see the miniature horses at the Quicksilver Ranch.
Then we played at the park for a while,
And we admired some of Solvangs's wares including this giant gingerbread house:
It was cold at the beach, but that didn't stop us from having fun!
The PCPA was performing The Wizard of Oz, and Poppy sat in the front row, where flying monkeys and Winkies menaced her, and she looked like she was part of the action at times.
There was some hiking,
And some more beach play.
There were pigs dressed as reindeer!
There was fun with fire,
and with trains,
and with cookies.
Of course, presents on Christmas morning were especially fun!
But the best part may have been Poppy's horse riding lesson with the gifted Isabella and Lucy.
Followed closely by a fun day of mini golf and arcade!
Okay, so maybe I'll post Easter pics for the 4th of July!