and Troy was able to play with his new lens… Fun all around!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
So far, we have still been able to have a bit of a lie in on Christmas morning, and today was no exception! The kids all slept until 8am, and then it was the chaos of presents for hours it seemed. There is just nothing like Christmas chocolate for breakfast…
Friday, December 24, 2010
I’m not sure who was looking forward to Christmas Vacation more, Sophia or I. She was excited for Christmas & I was looking forward to catching up on sleep & not having a 7am ritual on a daily basis…
We spent one day visiting the reindeer & camels that rest at Swanson's Nursery during December before their long night of work. The animals weren’t too interesting to the girls, but the train held their fascination for quite a while!
Considering most of the candy was from at least 20 years ago when I used to do this, there was relatively little sugar eaten. But I think I did see at least one of the girls sucking on the end of the icing canister… And Lexa’s house had finger lanes all over the back where she decided there was far too much frosting (snow) and she had to eat it off. Luckily It was almost time to go!!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
We spent the evening yesterday at the Nutcracker enjoying an amazing performance! It isn’t the traditional telling with a Sugarplum fairy, but a bit of a modern take, with Clara/Marie being a much more important character. We took Sophia 2 years ago, but being jet lagged she slept thru the last 30 min of the performance. No problems with that this year. Even Lexa was enthralled for almost the entire show!
Saturday, December 04, 2010
Wow, it has been 6 years since we’ve cut down a tree for Christmas, and what a day it was. The tree farm it running a little low on trees, but the girls had a blast running (or trying to) thru the remainder of trees, tripping over stumps, and generally hunting thru every single tree on the property before hanging our hat on one, and beginning the laborious process of felling a tree. Luckily Dad & Troy could take turns sawing, while the rest of us leaned &/or pulled to help. In the end we chose a beautiful tree, hopefully with lots of strong branches – now to find the time to put it up!!