Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Merry Christmas!

Caroline, Elizabeth, Abby, and Ben

Friday, December 22, 2017

ICE! at Gaylord National

I took the girls to ICE! at the Gaylord National this week for a fun morning of walking through ICE!, enjoying the decorations, checking out Santa's workshop, and getting a few treats!

We went a few years ago and the girls had been asking to go back.  I found the tickets heavily discounted on Cyber Monday (Caroline was free because she is three) and I picked up tickets for myself and Elizabeth.

If you have a chance over the next two weeks, go see ICE! at the Gaylord National and spend the morning celebrating this wonderful holiday season!

 We enjoyed all the DC Monument Gingerbread Houses

 Trying to get two kids to smile for the camera...

 We put on our blue parkas and got ready to enter ICE!

 At the entrance!

 The entire theme was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

  The girls loved Rudolph!

 The Ice Monster!!

We did the ice slides and toured the entire Rudolph ICE! 

 After ICE! we went to Santa's workshop.
We walked around for a bit to warm-up and then the girls rode the train.


After the train we got giant chocolate chip cookies and enjoyed looking at all of the decorations!
 It was a fun morning and one I will remember for a long time.

Happy Friday y'all!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Pennsylvania Snow Day!

Last weekend we went up to Pennsylvania to visit with Ben's family before Christmas.  We arrived Saturday around lunchtime and after enjoying lunch and opening a few presents, the girls were begging to go play in the snow.  Ben's parents had about four or five inches of snow on the ground and it perfect for snowman building, sledding, and snow angels!

Elizabeth LOVES to make snow angels.

Pap Pap and Ben helped the girls build a snowman.
The snowman is a big Cubs fan :)

They were so proud!

Caroline LOVES snow angels as much as her sister.

We spent most of our time sledding in the front yard.

Ben took a bunch of videos, but I can't find them right now.

Sledding with my big girl :)

And sledding with my little girl :)

Elizabeth wanted Ben to sled with her as well

Happy Thursday y'all!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Virginia snow day!

When we woke up last Saturday morning... there was no snow.  Around 9am it began to snow and snowed all day long.  Sunday morning we let the girls go outside and enjoy the snow.  They had a blast playing on the deck and enjoying their first glimpse of snow for the season.

Sunday morning vibes.
So happy to be in the snow!

Figuring out what to do next...

They loved getting all the snow off the table and chairs

Hi Dad, want a snowball?

Time for some snow angels!

After snow angels, Elizabeth came inside for hot chocolate and Caroline continued playing for another 45 minutes.  Caroline LOVES the snow and had an absolute blast playing by herself. :)

Hot chocolate time!

Happy Tuesday y'all!