Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ashling started Thanksgiving off right by having a Thanksgiving feast at school. She enjoyed a turkey, mashed potatoes, fruit salad, muffins, sweet potatoes and apple juice. Some of the kids dressed up as indians and some dressed up as pilgrims. They made all their place mats and decorations. It was a great activity for school. She learned all about the traditions of Thanksgiving and came home ready to talk about it all.

We had a good thanksgiving with Cameron's family this year. We had more food than we could possibly eat and the kids enjoyed playing lots and lots of board games. On Friday we went skiing in the morning as a family. Cameron and Annika watched while the girls and I skied. I am amazed by how good they are at skiing and it was really fun to ski with them. We played the game red light, green light where they tried to go as fast as they could and then stop as soon as I said red light. They really loved that game and it helped them work on stopping. Ali also went off some small jumps and caught air twice and fell once.

After skiing we went down the hill to a field and played a big family soccer game. It was a lot of fun and somehow the girls managed to win despite the fact that all the quality players were on the boys team. Thanks boys for letting us win. We then played more games at Chalon's house until it was late and time to go home.

Saturday we cleaned and organized our house and then Sunday we decorated for Christmas. It was a great weekend and the only thing missing was some Black Friday shopping. We will have to go next year!