Tuesday, December 30, 2008

12/30/08: Our first trip to the Ecotarium and the Planetarium

When we went to Davis Farmland we got a buy one get one free ticket to Ecotarium. So today we decided to check it out. It was lots of fun. It is their Polar Bear Kenda's 25th birthday.
Here is the real Polar Bear Kenda outside.
We got to go to a Planetarium show for the first time. The first one the kids have ever been to. It was the Zula Patrol. Here are the kids hanging out with them.
Lauren learning about clouds.
They had tents about weather. Here is Evan climbing from the cold to the warm tent.
We even got to go on a fun train ride. It was a bit cold, but not too bad.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

12/27/08: Mommy's Birthday and Disney on Ice

Today was Mommy's Birthday and to celebrate we went to Disney on Ice: Mickey and Minnie's Magical Journey. We had lots of fun with our friends. We were joined by Jack and his Mom, Molly and her Mom, and Sophie and her parents.
Here is Mickey, Minnie, Daisy and Donald on their journey.
The kids hanging out.
All of us at the show.
During Peter Pan when they were flying in the air.
Lilo and Stitch
Lauren enjoying the show.
Mickey and Minnie on their journey.
Evan giving Molly a hug.
Having the cake Mommy made (nothing compared to her normal cakes) after going to Cheesecake Factory for dinner to celebrate her birthday.

Friday, December 26, 2008

12/25/08: Christmas Day

Despite the fact the kids opened tons of gifts on Christmas Eve there were still plenty left for Christmas morning. All Pictures here on our Shutterfly site.

Lauren opening some more.

Evan opening some more.

Lauren playing with her new doll and bed for the baby.

Evan playing with his new police helmet.

The kids trying out the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse from Santa.

Relaxing before the next round of presents.
A Christmas hug!
Posing in front of the tree with Mommy.

Lauren looking adorable.

All the cousins (and Mommy).

12/24/08: Christmas Eve

Santa was very good to us once again. Here are the kids waiting for his arrival.
He is right outside! (This was a tradition in my house every year...Santa would come at mid-night, now he just comes a bit earlier).
Time to collect the loot that Santa dropped off!
Presents! Lauren got lots of good stuff. A bed, bouncy chair, play mat, and stroller for her dolly, dolls, a Dora doll, dress up shoes, a Dora back pack, clothes, and lots of fun stuff.
Lots of good stuff to open. Evan especially enjoyed his Fire Engine and Fireman Sam Fire Engine. He also got new Thomas Train tracks, cars, a race track, trains, a Police Helmet...the list goes on and on.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

12/23/08: Daycare Christmas Party

All the kids excited for their Christmas Party at daycare. Lauren, Molly, Sydney and Evan.
Lauren loving her new dolls. She loves backpacks so this one is perfect and calls Momma and cries.
Evan looking mighty handsome.

Luke the littlest one.
Evan and Lauren.

Lauren getting ready to give Sydney the gift she bought for her (an Astronaut Barbie).
Evan opening up his presents.

Joey giving his gift to Lauren (a dolly). Ironically Mommy went to school with Joey's Daddy and they were in the same home room in HS. Small world.
The kids having fun. Lauren, Evan, Molly and Joey.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

12/20/08: Naughty or Nice?

Both Lauren and Evan checked in with Santa to see which list they are on. Watch their videos and see.

12/20/08: Let it snow!

Thanks to a snow storm yesterday we will have a white Christmas. Here are the kids enjoying it. Evan had fun making snow angels.

Lauren loved it.

Fred got really into it...literally. He loves sticking his nose in the snow.
Fun on the swings.
During the storm we made Frostys out of cotton balls. The kids had fun creating their favorite Christmas show character.
Lauren loves Frosty. She has us watch it daily and loves to says Frosty the Man.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

12/16/08: Evan's Christmas Party at School

Today was Evan's Christmas Party at school. Mommy got to volunteer again. We had so much fun. The kids even got a visit from Santa who delivered gifts to them! And here with Santa getting his gift.
Chatting it up with Santa.
Santa checking out the Mickey cars he gave Evan.
And got to lead the class in the days of the week song.