Monday, February 1, 2016

Christmas part 1

I am still blogging about Christmas over here, oops!  

We were happy to go to Calgary for Christmas, and with Luke's office being closed between Christmas and New Years, we were able to spend a good couple of weeks at home without taking a ton of days off.  

The first week we were home we stayed at Luke's parents.  Tracen and especially Rai loved having Winston to chase and eat all the food they dropped on the floor. 
For FHE we decorated gingerbread houses at Jordan and Trisha's. 









We got to spend a couple of days with Akiyah, and she played so well with Tracen and was always willing to go outside and play with him in the snow when no one else wanted to.  
We literally braved the crowds and spent over and hour in line for the kids to see Santa.  As you can see below Rai almost cried and then almost smiled during his visit with Santa.  


We enjoyed our traditional sleigh ride, although by the end all our toes were FROZEN. Maybe it is because the kids all played in this huge snow pile before we got on the sleigh and got a little covered in snow. 




Then it was back to the golf course for hot chocolate, which Rai enjoyed.  Tracen loved running around with all his cousins.   The kids did a craft, we ate delicious food, played the hand bells, acted out the nativity, did our white elephant gift exchange, and had a dance party.  I must have pictures on my camera from the rest of the night.  


On Christmas Eve we enjoyed Chinese food and then got the boys in their PJ's and snow gear and went to see the live Nativity at Heritage Park.  




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