On Christmas Eve we went to lunch at Hires which we all love so much. I made rolls for dinner that mostly turned out. I messed up while I was mixing the ingredients and they were super dense. I couldn't really roll them out. Luckily I made the first pan of rolls really small and they cooked fine. The second pan I made the rolls bigger and they were cooked on top and they were a doughy mess on the inside. Oh well at least some of them turned out. The kids went sledding with Scott and Papa that afternoon. Nicole and Rustin live next door and they have a great sledding hill right in their back yard.That evening we had chicken noodle soup for dinner. We read and acted out the nativity scene, had a talent show, sang lots of songs, decorated gingerbread cookies, had a Christmas quiz, and watched the Musical Scrooge. At least some people did, by the time it was time to start the movie I was tuckered out.
Christmas morning we woke up and waited for everyone to come over and eat breakfast. Afterwards we opened presents. I thought my kids were patient sports for waiting until about 10:00 a.m. to open presents. Good on them! The kids went sledding again that day. That night Janet made a great Christmas dinner. Some people went night sledding and luckily there were no casualties although there were a few close calls. Corbin got a few battle wounds on his face from his sledding adventures. After all the Christmas dinner dishes were done we played a few rounds of Scategories.
On Thursday we went to Frozen. It was so cute and the animation was incredible. I didn't realize this at the time but one of my old high school friends, who was always an amazing artist, was on of the animators on the movie. I can't wait to watch it again and look for her name on the credits. Look for Nikki Mull's name on the credits. I know her! Cool.
Friday was Corbin's birthday! We went to the planetarium and watched a little musical Christmas laser show. Afterwards we went to Hires again because yes we love it that much. Corbin wanted to go bowling for his birthday so we went to fat cats that night and had pizza and went bowling. We came home and we had cake and opened presents. Thanks Nana for planning such a fun birthday for Corbin.
On Saturday we got up and packed and drove home. For some reason is was extremely exhausting to me. It is a lot of work to pack 4 kids at Christmas. So much stuff! We did have such a great time though and our kids love, love, loved it! and so did we.
Funny kid quotes of the week:
Corbin talking to Gabby about his iPad game: "watch out Gabby or this monster will bite your toes...just kidding he'll bite you everywhere."
Scott was singing "Joy to the World" before bedtime and after he finished Corbin said, "dad, that was a beautiful song."
On Christmas eve Corbin said "I'm going to bed right now so Santa can come, come on Gabby let's go to bed right now." Gabby: "Okay."
Gabby: We were driving to go bowling for Corbin's birthday and Gabby said, "Look at that Chrismas tree!" After a pause "sometimes I get really excited."
Kids are so dang cute and funny!
|Gabby as a nativity angel. Hopefully I will get more pictures from the Nativity next week from auntie Carole.|
|Corbin singing "Jingle Bells" for his talent. He did a good job. Thank you Mr. Duncan (music teacher at school).|
|I love how they are pulling the same face with their scrunchy noses.|
|This present is as big as Piper!|
|Oh the Gabby "Aurora princess" she has been wearing this costume as much as she possibly can. She is so girly. Hilarious!|
|Corbin turns 6!|
|Monster slippers from aunt Mandy.|
|I love how Corbin is all up in Gabby's grill.|
|Ryan's Christmas present.|
The last video kills me!!! Ha!