Monday, February 7, 2011

Super Weekend!

We had a crazy, busy weekend packed full of lots of work and fun. Of course we spent lots of time picking up and cleaning on Friday for our Super Bowl Party that we hosted on Sunday.

Saturday we managed to find time to do some dancing.

I had lots of help cooking for the party.

Plus, one of our new favorite winter activities is cross country skiing. Luckily, I had some gear from my parents, Shawn borrowed some from a co-worker and kids under 12 get free rentals from Spidahls. This will definitely be one of our favorite family winter activities. :)
The kids all had a fabulous time. The three big kids all got skis and were off and running in no time. Shawn did a great job and must have worked the hardest because he is still sore. He really was there, but for some reason he took all the pictures and I didn't get any of him. Next time!
All the kids and mom. K-baby is in the fancy pull behind sled, which worked great. She was warm the whole time and could eat while she sat. What could be better?

K-sis loved skiing and was most comfortable when someone was skiing right next to her. She only fell down a few times and was even managing to get back up by herself at the end. She loved the big hill (gentle slop) the best.

K-girl, mom and K-baby.
Most of the time I pulled K-baby in the sled which worked out great. Then she wanted out so I put her in my hiking backpack which was a little harder to balance with. Next time I'll bring more snacks for her to enjoy while she is "skiing" in the sled. She really wanted to do what the rest of us were doing, so I'm sure next year she will be right there in the middle of the action.

K-man was a pro! We stayed even longer after dad took the girls home and did another 2 mile course with some friends. He was great at going up and down the hills and could almost keep up with the adults. A few more times and he will probably be out skiing me.
As I mentioned earlier, we also hosted this years Super Bowl party for our bible study group and the group that split from ours. We learned that our house can comfortably fit at least 36 people/kids in it at the same time, so we are hoping to host more events in the future. We had a fabulous time chatting with everyone, watching the commercials, eating food and I even caught some of the game.
We were hoping to go downhill skiing with our homeschool group tomorrow, but we are supposed to have wind chills in the -30s and -40s so we had to cancel. The kids are excited that the group decided to have school tomorrow instead. We will definitely be hoping for warmer weather for our annual ski trip sometime before winter ends.


  1. Now I think I could handle the cross country skiing. My Aunt & Uncle use to do that in the winter in France. Everyone looks like they had a great time!

  2. Look at you all go! You're great at skiing! I saw a couple pics of the super bowl party on facebook. You're brave for having that many people over, but it looks like it was a great time!