We drove from the Shannons to the Clutes on Christmas day and stayed at the Cabin until the 29th. It wasn’t the longest Christmas break, but we had to beat a snow storm so we headed home a day earlier than planned.
Even though we only had 3 full days at the Cabin we packed those days full. Instead of breaking down the photos into days I am just going to break them into two posts “inside” and “outside” photos.
Inside at the Cabin.
Elise’s favorite Christmas present this year was not the gift I bought on Amazon and rush shipped to our house in order for her to be able to open it at our family Christmas. Nope, her favorite gift was handmade from her Great Grandma Moo. Great Grandma made Elise and her dolls matching flannel night gowns and she loved them! Nama knit the matching slippers, hat and scarf. (More photos and another post on the pjs soon)
My parents indulged Michael’s love of video games and played with him whenever it was too cold to be outside.
Probably the most anticipated gift for everyone to watch being opened was the keyboard Nama and Papa gave to Patrick. We all knew that he would love it and we have been talking about this moment for months. My mom, sister and I all thought we would see Patrick’s signature happy dance when he ripped the paper off the box. That didn’t happen. There was no happy dance. When he tore the paper off the biggest gift under the tree you could almost hear the comedic “whomp whomp whomp” He couldn’t have cared less. The next day my mom set up the keyboard and that is when he fell in love. Here he is sharing a proud moment repeating back to my mom “Middle C is the most important key”
There was hot chocolate.
and more video games. (it was cold!)
There was coloring (with her dolls of course)
And even some bongo playing.
There was lots of music, endless yummy food and a warm fire blazing. Christmas at the cabin doesn’t get much better… unless it is warm enough to play outside!