Today was our 15th annual Niece and Nephew Christmas Party. We decided the ages were just right to return to Bunker Hills Stables for a hayride. We opened it up to the whole family this year, so in addition to the kids, Diana (Greg's sister), Dan (Greg's brother), and Larry and Monica (Greg's uncle and aunt) were able to join us. It was a balmy 34 degrees today.
One of the favorite parts of the ride for the kids is the stop we make halfway through the trip to climb up and roll or slide down the "big hill".
We also enjoyed a little jumping off the back of the wagon
and our favorite hayride game "cover Uncle Greg in hay"
This year we did something a little different than usual and had the whole party at the stables.
We used the party room for lunch. Rylar nicely arranged all of the drinks for us.
We played the dice game again this year with a little twist this time. Each kid had a bundle of small toys and candies wrapped in plastic wrap. Whenever they rolled doubles, they got to unwrap a layer of plastic until they reached a prize (each kid had an adult helping them out with rolling doubles). I think it was a hit.
We ended the day by roasting marshmallows by the campfire.
It was a fun time. A lot of memories were made. We're grateful to God for the wonderful day.