Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Discovery Center - Winter Campout

The January 2nd, Andrew was going with some of the Young Men in our Ward to do a Winter Campout where they would dig snow caves for them to sleep in.  So I decided to take the kids to the Discovery Center for one last big outing before he boys go back to school.

At the Discovery Center, there is a chair you sit on and pull yourself up and then it slowly lowers down again.  The boys all love it and this time Deker was kind enough to take Zora on it, which she loved.  She did not want to get out of it.

Andrew had a great time on his snow camp.  He was the only person who has built snow caves for sleeping so he had fun showing the boys the basics for snow caving. 


We had a wonderful Christmas this year. 

On Tuesday night, we drove out to a guys house that decorates the inside and outside of his house.  He dresses up as Santa and he has an old Fire Truck as well as a 4 wheeler and trailer he decorates like reindeer and a sleigh.  He alternates days of which on he has out to give rides on through his neighborhood.  The night we went, he had the fire truck.
We started a Christmas Eve tradition a few years ago of having candy cane and Christmas tree pizza. Afterwards we drove around looking at Christmas Lights.
We also all get to open one present which is pajamas.  This year we personalized the pajama's.  The boys have a snow shovel that says "Snow Patrol" and mine and Zora's said "Snow Angel".
Christmas Morning...Santa brought Keagan a Knex Roller Coaster, Deker got Planes Fire & Rescue stuff, Bauer got a transformer called Optimus Prime that converts into a car hauler trailer which other rescue Bots transformers can go on and Zora received her own chair.
 Our traditional Christmas morning breakfast of Santa Pancakes.
The kids were all thrilled with the gifts they received.

 The kids received some gifts that are for them to share.  The biggest one is this wonderful Backhoe from my sister, their Aunt Vera. 

Jump Time!

On the first day of Christmas break, we took the kids to Jump Time.  Bauer was excited to go again and Keagan and Deker were thrilled to be trying this place for the first time!  They all loved it and are asking when we can go back again.
 Keagan is a blur but he is doing a little trick he made up.