Sunday, December 28, 2014

Cookies and The Polar Express

Homemade Thin Mints have become a Christmas staple around here. They are so simple to make and so yummy to eat.
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We also made some Christmas cookies together. 
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We put together little cookie plates to deliver to our neighbors in an attempt to meet them.  We love that we have actual neighbors!
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A local museum put on a fun event for the kids.  We made sure to have our tickets in hand to board The Polar Express!
IMG_0605 We found our conductor right away.  She punched our tickets at each new activity. 
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Hot cocoa!  (We call those Curtis's crazy eyes.  When he's feeling extra silly, the crazy eyes come out!)  And the dress code was pajamas.
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Crafts!
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Photo props!
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Toy making in Santa's workshop. 
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The toys we made were for cats and dogs in a local animal shelter. 
IMG_0621 Train exhibits.  The kids learned about how they used lanterns for communication back before radios, cell phones, etc.
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The two hours went fast and the kids were disappointed when it came to an end.  But they each got a special goody bag and their own bell that rings for all who believe.

When we got home that night, guess which movie we watched.  :)

And here is a random photo of Graydon that didn't fit anywhere else.  He bumped his head; so we got out his boo-boo bunny to make it better.  He actually asked me to take this photo of him.   
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