On 12/26, we all headed out to meet up with Tracy's family in Michigan for a week of white, snowy fun. It was a BLAST!!
In fact, it snowed nonstop from an hour before we got to Tammy until 2 hours after we left Tammys. I think it snowed over 3 feet in 5 days and it was amazing lake effect snow, nice and fluffy. It also meant that we missed the -10+ degree weather in MPLS as lake effect snow usually bring temps of mid teens. Nice.
We'll share the week through photos...
Daily walk with Mom, Tammy and Julie, through the cemetery and down the lake. Julie held up surprisingly well considering she hasn't been home in the winter in 20 years.
The boys were busy grooming their sledding hill and trying to find death defining ways to use skis, planks and other random yard implements
Billy loves To dig holes, always has always will
Platform tennis competition. Jimmy and Joey beat out everyone to have the honor to play Jeff and Grandpa. Jeff and Grandpa nearly beat them too!
The gang eating pizza while getting ready for the championship round of platform tennis
Lake Michigan is gorgeous in all seasons - another daily walk
Grandpa and Grandma gave everyone a session at an escape room. It was adults vs kids. Kids in one room, Adults in the other, whoever gets out 1st wins.
The adults are OUT with 4 minutes to spare! It was hard and we had to ask for clues but it was really fun and we worked well together.
The kids did NOT make it out. But, we could hear them cheering through the wall every time they got a clue right. Billy was voted MVP and Jimmy is convinced that Billy could have done the whole thing himself, without help. Billy says that Jimmy and Joey were no help at all. They probably would have made it out if Georgia and Kay hadn't thrown all the clues, both new and used, into the same pile
Yogi in the snow
We headed to Chicago with Tammy, Jeff, Georgia, Joey and Herbie after Grandma, Grandpa, Sue, Julie, Cedric and Solomon left. We had dinner at Timothy O'Tooles and the worlds 2nd best magician came by with a few tricks. he was amazing and had the kids captivated.
Quick drop back to Cmas at Brigids with the other cousins
Catching up with cousins
Sue and Julie
The kids table
Snow ball fight mixed with hot tub party
Loser gets snowballs thrown at them.
More action shots
Kay and Georgia
Billy and Sol
Another snowball fight
We also watched a TON of football - Vikings, Michigan, Clemson.
Had yummy meals - Indian, Chalupas, Smoked Pork, Pizza
And played some pick up basketball, game of Risk and other miscellaneous family fun.
WE love how well the cousins get along, its always a super fun time.
Happy holidays to all!!