Saturday, September 5, 2015

Santa's Village 2015!

We have been making a tradition of going to Santa's Village since the twins were about 3 years old and Mason was a little over a year old. We didn't make it last year because of everything going on and because my ankle was broken, but this year it happened!

We didn't tell the kids we were going this year, so when we pulled into the parking lot and they realized, they were beyond excited! We had Kendall's god parents come along with us, along with their son and a friend's daughter, both of which are the same age as the twins so that was nice for Connor and Merasia. 

We had such a fun day riding all of the rides!

One of our favorite things to do here is always feeding the reindeer. They are so friendly and soft, and this year the kids actually weren't afraid to feed them which was nice and exciting for them!

I think the boys favorite ride was, of course, driving the antique cars. 

We met Santa, and for the first time NOBODY freaked out, screamed, or cried. Kendall got a little nervous at first but was fine if she was being held so we were able to get a nice photo of all of us with the man of the hour. 

It was such a great day and we made so many new memories this year.

Here's to next year! ;)

4th of July Catch Up!

I have been pretty MIA here in the last several months, but in my had been absolutely insane over here! I was doing well with updating fairly regularly but then life got away from me and, well, so did my blog. 

So, let's start from the middle of the summer...4th of July!

We had a fun filled, festive 4th of July this year! It began with the kiddos and I watching the parade in town with our best friends. Jeff had to work the morning of 4th of July so he couldn't join us but we had fun anyway!

After the parade, we went back home and our friends came along too. We had a little cook out for lunch and let all the kiddos play outside for a while before they got in a little nap before the evening festivities began.

When everyone was awake from their nap and well rested, we headed back into town and grabbed some pizza for dinner and just hung out at some of the live music and festivities while we waited for the fireworks to start. It rained off and on, but did stop and hold off just enough for the fireworks to happen, which was nice since the kids were greatly looking forward to that!

After the fireworks, we made our way back home (best friends in tow). We got the very exhausted kiddos into bed for the evening, and then enjoyed a fire, drinks, and grown up time for the rest of the night. It was a fun and relaxing 4th of July this year, and surprisingly not as stressful as I thought it would be or as it has been in past years with getting all the kiddos wherever they needed to be or making sure everyone was nearby and being safe at the parade and in big crowds. 

I hope everyone else had an enjoyable 4th of July!