Sunday, December 31, 2017

Christmas Part 3: Fergus Falls

Thankfully, Colton was well enough by the weekend after Christmas to go to Grandma and Grandpa T's house, and neither of the girls ended up getting the flu!  Amazing!   We packed up for the weekend and headed out on Friday afternoon.

Dinner on Friday night was fun - we did a fondue dinner with shrimp and beef in several sauces, as well as two kinds of cheese fondues with bread and veggies, and chocolate for fruit, brownies, etc.

We all sat around and ate and talked and ate and talked...and ate some more.  It was so good!

The kids were so excited that Kopel came with GeeGee Sandy!

The kids played hide and seek with Auntie Madison all evening! Larkyn loved hiding in the pantry and jumping out to surprise us!

Auntie Sarah told Larkyn she had a special hiding spot for her....

In the cereal cabinet!!!

Auntie Sarah made donuts on Saturday morning and let the kids decorate their own!

The kids loved playing with Kopel's ipad...such a we don't have them!

Summer, Kopel, and GeeGee Sandy

Larkyn's Christmas present to Colton....the dog re-gifted ;)

Larkyn was ecstatic to get a horse for her doll!  She carried it around all weekend!

Colton got a massive Fire Engine / Fire house Lego set that has has been working on since he got home - he is almost done!  It has a working fire pole, water hose (shoots lego water), and more.  He loves it.

The kids painted a birdhouse for Grandma and Grandpa

Colton was so excited to get his own drone! 

The girls got Claires gift cards from Gee Gee Sandy

Paul being silly with my new scarf ;)

The kids got specially picked out books from Auntie Sarah and Uncle Ty and immediately wanted to read them.

Colton has wanted this lego set for months! 

Summer was shocked to get the REAL Kit American Girl Doll!!!!


Doll food!!!!!!!

The kids got a goodie bag of coloring stuff and candy from Auntie Madison and Uncle Jordan

Colton wanted to read his robot book from Auntie Sarah and Uncle Ty right away...and several times!

Summer and the pups!

Larkyn LOVES her new rainboots...and wears them every day!

Fun with stockings!

The girls got right to playing dolls and Colton spent hours starting his new lego set!

We also played lots of games...

And got lots of cuddles!

We adults tried a new game each night.  We played Left Right Center the first night for prizes and that got really competitive in a fun way!  Sarah had all the luck ;).  The second night we played Speak Out and I haven't laughed that hard in a long time!  Each person has to put a plastic piece in their mouth and read a sentence and teammates have to try to guess the words.  Some sounds are impossible to say (like "F" and "B" for example) because you can't close your mouth!  Paul videoed some of the game and I can't help but post them here they are sooooo funny!  I dare you to watch them without laughing!
 Videos of Speak Out:

It was soooo cold all weekend (like high of -23 F) that we had some fun with it... Grandpa tossed boiling water out the door and we watched it turn to snow instantly!

Video of boiling water turning to snow:

Grandma and Grandpa offered to take us to the YMCA to go swimming to burn some energy (since it was too cold to go outside!).  The kids were ECSTATIC because they were SO bummed to miss swimming in the hotel pool earlier in the week when our Chicago trip was cancelled due to stomach flu.  I don't have any pictures, but it was super fun!

We spent New Years Eve with Grandma and Grandpa.  We celebrated early with the kids (and Hong Kong!) and Grandpa and Grandma got noisemakers and surprised the kids with sending glow in the dark balloons up in the air as we shouted HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Here is a video of the chaos of us celebrating...;)


Happy New Year!
Thank you Grandma and Grandpa T for a fantastic weekend full of family fun and great food!  We love you!!!


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