Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Fun

We had a whole bunch of December adventures that are worth remembering! Here are a few of our favorites!

Snowman Building: Mom fails every year at building snowmen, but Seth didn't mind. We had a lot of fun building a little snowman in our front yard. Dax wins at building snowmen because he is so creative. He made a football player this year.
Our little snowman friend!
Seth likes to attack mom with snowballs.
Dax created this football player snowman. I love it!
We were able to go up to Temple Square and see the lights. We actually spent the whole afternoon up in SLC. We started at the Planetarium, went to see the Holiday Windows at the Grand America, watched the City Creek Fountain, and then went to the lights at Temple Square. We also ran into the Webbs while we were there.
It's always beautiful up near the temple.
Mom loved this tree.
When did Mark get so grown-up? 
We took a great family picture!
The whole gang together.
We got free tickets to attend Candlelight Christmas at This is the Place Heritage Park. We had a lot of fun and we didn't even make it to all the activities going on. This was the first time this year that the boys saw Santa, also known as Father Christmas.
We LOVE the donuts here. Mmmm!
We went on a wagon ride which was a lot of fun.
Seth wasn't quite sure about Santa.
Dax was excited to see Father Christmas.
Santa was checking Mark for any mischief in his eyes. 
The week before Christmas kicked off with the Ockey Christmas party. We headed up to South Jordan and made our annual stop at the Candy Windows. There were only about half as many, but we had fun looking at the windows before heading to Sandy's house for the party. We had a great time at the party. There was a delicious dinner, Santa visit, an awesome Family Tree craft, and of course, egg nog ice cream. We love seeing our family at Christmas time.
We love the grinch!
Mark figured out that Santa was actually his uncle Carl this year.
Dax loves telling Santa his list.
Seth was a little more comfortable with Santa this time.
This is the Family Tree that we made.
Tiffany and Stephanie came to visit a few days before Christmas. Katelynn's birthday is the 21st, so we had a big birthday party with all the grandkids. It was crazy and fun all at the same time.
All 13 grandkids on the Daniels side.
Mom got to help at Mark's Christmas Party, which was also Dad's Christmas party. The most popular game at the party was Face Off which was a different version of Pie Face. Mark faced off with his two buddies a few times. Then Mr. O even got roped into participating. It was really fun to watch.
Mark vs. Davis
Oh no, Mark! It's not looking good.
Mark did not win this round.
Dad beat Jack pretty quickly.
Every year we make a bunch of Sugar Cookies. The boys love this tradition and as they get a little older, mom likes it more and more. 
We made way too many cookies.
We like eating the cookies lots more than baking them.
Dax built this amazing nativity our of the Duplo blocks. There is an angel over baby Jesus, as well as shepherds, wise men, Mary and Joseph.
Seth wanted to be in the picture, too.
Our neighborhood has a little Christmas get together every year, and Santa stopped in for a visit. We took a family picture with Santa on our 3rd time seeing Santa! We had lots of fun before Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. So fun!!! I love that first picture of the lights at Temple Square with the temple in the background. Beautiful!


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