The little elves that run our advent calendar have been keeping us quite busy this week. They had us baking Christmas cookies, writing a letter to Santa, having game nights...
Saturday they sent us to Santaland at Chestnut Ridge park. The weather turned out to be perfect, no too cold and the snow held off. There was just enough snow still on the ground so that Marc and Poppy could take a ride down the hill on their sled. We definitely look forward to going back later in the year when there is more snow.
Poppy was of course, petrified once she got up close to Santa. He offered to hold Sam so that she could see that he was alright, but she still wasn't going to get too close to him. Later on she said that she liked meeting Santa because he had a little gift for her, but her favorite part of Santaland was getting to drink hot chocolate and eat cookies!
Then bright and early Sunday morning, Poppy checked the advent calendar and she found a little note that said we were going to eat breakfast inside of a gingerbread house. She was a little confused by this - she didn't understand how we would fit inside of a gingerbread house!
We drove up to Canada and went to the Great Wolf Lodge, where they had built a giant gingerbread house as a fundraiser. For a donation to their charity, you could eat at the single table inside of the gingerbread house!
Here's what the outside of the house looks like. The house was really made out of cookies, chocolate, pretzels, candy and icing! Poppy was in awe when she saw it...
And this is once we went inside, Poppy peering out the window, still in awe that she is surrounded by so many cookies and candy...
It was so cool that we had the whole gingerbread house all to ourselves!
Poppy was so excited that she barely ate anything for breakfast. We all had such a great time! And the Great Wolf Lodge was quite possibly the coolest place ever! We were able to get a tour and see what the rooms look like and see the waterpark. Poppy was staring at the waterpark and she sadly said, "I wish I had my bathing suit." Don't worry Poppy - we will definitely be going back for a fun weekend trip!
Wow...I want to go to that gingerbread house too! How fun. I love you advent activities. We have an activity advent too...but are having a hard time keeping up! Maybe next year?!?! :) Cute pics...Love Sam in his snuggly carseat!
WOW - lots of holiday fun!!! And really good finds for activities... the gingerbread house?! Awesome! I'm literally in awe, and completely jealous.
That car seat cover is AMAZING. Such wonderful holiday fun. That Advent calendar rivals ours let me tell you!
Ok. Eating inside a gingerbread house TOTALLY tops any of our holiday activities! Coolest thing ever!!!
Looks like you guys had a blast!! I love the last pic of Sam!!
Looks and sounds like you guys are having an awesome holiday season! Love all the fun stuff you are doing.
That gingerbread house is the craziest thing? I can't imagine how long that took to put together - wow!
And love Sam's car seat cover :)
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