Monday, December 26, 2011
Because of work schedules we had three days of Christmas festivities. On the 23rd we had dinner with the Raymond side of the family and the boys opened their presents from Nana and Papa. On the 24th we had breakfast with Raymond's then snacks and games with the Dodge's that night. Christmas day the boys got to open their presents at home and Nana came out to hang out with the boys in the morning. We had lunch and spent the evening with the Dodge family. The boys had asked Santa for real tools like daddy's. This was the first year that they understood what was going on. They left cookies out for Santa and "magic reindeer food" (from preschool) out on the lawn. It consisted of oats for the reindeer to eat and glitter so they would have a landing strip :)
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
This Santa fellow is becoming a regular around here. Nana took the boys to the mall to see Santa. Mason of course ran right up to Santa ans jumped on his lap while Brock hid behind Nana. This Santa was so good though that he talked Brock out of hiding and even convinced him to sit on his lap!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Nothing says holidays like a trip to the North Pole. We took the boys, along with the Hamilton family, up to Hood River to ride the Polar Express train. The train takes you up to the North Pole where you pick up Santa and his elves. They give you hot chocolate, cookies and they read the Polar Express book to you. When Santa comes by he sits by all the kids, gives them hugs, lets them tell him what they want for Christmas and he gives them a jingle bell because they "believe" in Santa. The kids LOVED everything about the experience.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Well the boys absolutely LOVED storybook land this year! Mason climbed right up on Santa's lap, told him his name and told him (repeatedly) that he wanted tools for Christmas. Brock was a little more reluctant. Nana had to put him on Santa's lap and he wouldn't say one word to Santa. After we left he said that he did not want to sit on Santa's lap again.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Well we decided to actually put some effort into our Christmas card this year so we took the boys up to play in the snow. We did manage to get a "not terrible" photo to use for the card and the boys got to play in some deep snow for the first time. Brock loved the snow but was too scared to take a ride on the tube. Mason was brave enough for the tube but decided that he hated the snow just as much as he hates water :)