We woke up to snow on Sunday and it snowed the whole time we were in church. Eva went right out to make a snowman after we got home. (On Monday it got sunny and the snowman started to melt. She said he was fainting.)
Michelle and her girls came to spend the night on Sunday since Monday was a school holiday. We made pizzas and played games. I had a batch of sugar cookie dough in the fridge, and the girls were eager bakers.
They let Eva help, too. Making rolled cookies is one of her favorite things in life, and it's a project that I don't tackle all that often. It cracked me up that they made stars, dinosaurs, elephants, crocodiles, feet, dogs, fleur de lys... you don't have to stick to a theme when you make them just because!
Marc and Max had an impromptu duet session on Sunday night (their first). It was fun to see them get so excited about a piece of music that they had to try it right away, sight reading on both counts.
Michelle brought two new word games to try, Zip It and Appletters. Max kicked butt at Zip It and is currently undefeated. (Lucas has sworn never to play with him again.) Appletters is a game for many players, and even Eva played with a little help.
I was somewhat limited by these letters. (Aren't these tiles pleasing? I love the red, and I love the way they feel.)
We had leftover frosting from our cookies, so I made graham cracker cookies. I'm not sure, but I might love these even more than sugar cookies...
The Denneys went home in the afternoon, but we continued celebrating and had take-out for dinner and more games for family night! A long weekend of fun was just what I needed.