Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmas Vacation

We had a wonderful Christmas Vacation. We made gingerbread houses with the kids.
Austin helped me make pies. We were lucky enough to have my dad and his fiance' Janice for Christmas Eve and our Christmas vacation. They joined us for a wonderful turkey dinner.Isabelle wanted a drumstickRob read the Christmas story in the scriptures on Christmas Eve.The kids enjoyed being with Grandpa Larson. The kids and girls all got jammies.Robert was so excited about his jammies that he choked me with hugs.Robert made sure we had something set out for Santa Clause. All month he talked about making a present for him like Santa and his elves make in their workshop. So, he made this little reindeer for Santa as well.

Here are the presents before they got touched.The kids loved their presents.
I got my dad and Janice stockings, but couldn't find them at last minute, so they got tube socks for their stockings!I helped Rob find some mistletoe.Everyone had fun on their new wiggle cars Christmas morning.The next day, everyone wore their new clothes to church. The boys all had matching ties. :)

Janice helped out so much!! And the kids loved her :)

Monday we went to JJ Jumps.
Tuesday we went to OMSI. Noel and Janice got us a membership there, yea!

Then did dessert first at Moonstruck Chocolates.Then went to the Old Spaghetti Factory in Portland. It was so fun! It had chandeliers everywhere, an old train car, big stain glass windows, beds turned table seating, it was awesome. :)

Wednesday we went rollerskating at Oaks Park.We met up with the Hornbergers there.Isabelle found her friend Layla from school and they had a fun time skating together.Then we took them to VooDoo doughnuts.
We took the tram that goes over Portland up to OHSU.The guy behind Dad and Janice gave us a free pass to the top!

Robert and Isabelle whined and cried the whole time, they were scared. Austin thought the ride was great!

Thursday we got a sitter and took Dad and Janice to our favorite restaurant- Papa Haydens. They have the best desserts!

This is the meal that Rob and I shared.Dad and Janice both got cornish game hen-so yummy!Here are the desserts!

Janice and Austin helped me make chocolates for our New Years Eve party.
We also had some friends over for New Years. The kids played with wiggle cars in the garage.
We had a dance game on the wii in the basement.
We had games and food upstairs.BFFs

New Years Baby!


In a nut shell... said...

Wow looks like you had a fun filled holiday! I loved the tube socks ;)
And I've wanted to go to VooDoo donuts ever since I saw it on the FOOD network! Was it amazing!?!

Tricia said...

The doughnuts are good, but like a lot of other doughnuts. I think the selling point is their originality in shape and name of the doughnuts.