Wednesday, December 18, 2013

December Activities

I am going to clump all our Christmas shenanigans in one post. Like past years, we have been keeping busy, and trying to get in all our annual traditions before we leave for AZ.
 
Decorating the tree.
This is the first year we have gotten a real tree. It smells so good.
We thought Jared was going to trial this week so even though Devin and Lyla didn't feel good, I wanted to decorate the tree with Jared since it was the only night he was going to be home.
Last year, my mom got us the little people nativity. The girls play with it every day. And they don't touch the other three nativities--so that is good. Thanks mom!
Jared's case settled (hurray) so he was around all week. Thursday we went to the Bass Pro shop to see Santa, play some games, and run around the store.
Playgroup was at our house this week so the kids made a Santa ornament and these treats (using the Christmas tree as a backdrop is fun).
Saturday was the Boulder City parade. Brain and Tashina reserved the bowling alley so we bowled before the parade. The parade was cute...you get that small town feel which I love.
On our way home we stopped at Ethel M. We walked around the cactus gardens and got a group shot with all the kiddos. Jared ran into some friends from his mission, and he had Lyla, so she is not in the picture.
The next week for FHE we went to a house near us that plays Christmas music with the programmed light show. Lyla kept singing Jungle Bells which was the cutest thing ever.
 Friday night we went to the Live Nativity.
Saturday was our ward Christmas party. It was a pancake breakfast and the theme was Joy to the World. The kids got to see Santa again, and they were in the program as an angel and shepherd. I didn't get any pictures of the program because I was backstage helping.
Last night we went to Town Square for some fake Vegas snow!
And then we finished off the night with the Bellagio.
Merry Christmas!
 

1 comment:

Kristi said...

Thank you Val, I love your blog, it helps Garth & I feel closer to all of you. You do such wonderful things to make special memories for the kids. Love you...Kristi