This was the view from our hotel room:
We had this cool light fixture above our bed.
We spent quite a bit of time wandering around the hotel. There was a very cool gift shop with fun, unique things like:
We found a rocking horse to ride.
An old fashioned elevator was a big highlight for these beautiful girls. We rode in it five times. I thought it was funny to see people walking up the stairs faster than the elevator could make the trip.
Each hallway in the Inn had areas with different themes, like the Santa section.
Simon (the cat) is a permanent resident at the Inn. We saw him twice while we were there, but he wasn't interested in hanging out with us. Once when Karen and Mark stayed at the Inn, Simon spent the whole night in their room.
Reagan was SUPER excited about the pool. We arrived around dinner time on Friday, and Reagan asked many times when we could go to the pool. Well, as you can see, the pool is OUTSIDE! It is heated, but still, it's OUTSIDE! The temperature was definitely in the single digits, but I promised to brave the pool. On Saturday afternoon, we got all ready and headed to the pool. Reagan went in first and I could tell she was cold. Mark followed her in, and he said the water was cool. They were in there for all of three minutes, maybe. Kate and I never made it into the pool.
We all decided that the hot tub was a better idea.
Can you believe that I have written this much already without a single picture of Hannah? Well, I decided to save the best part of our trip for last. She was definitely the highlight of our trip. Reagan and Kate are over the moon excited to have a cousin, and they are even more excited that she is a girl. The boys are excited to have a baby cousin too, but this was a girls weekend. Hopefully, they will meet her this summer.
Reagan did a great job holding Hannah, reading to her, playing with her, and just marveling in the wonder that is "baby Hannah". The girls call her "baby Hannah" all the time; I assume that will change someday.
I was amazed by Hannah. She is beautiful and perfect in every way. What a good baby too! She was so content most of the time, and she really seemed to enjoy having the girls entertain her. Even though we were only with them for a few short days, I loved seeing my sister as a mom. I knew she would be great, so I wasn't surprised, but seeing her in that role was better than I ever imagined.