Monday, May 21, 2012

Christmas Day 2012

Christmas day donned early for us this year!! The kids got up and loved all of their presents.:) We had breakfast and watched the Disney Christmas Day parade.  Then we had lunch and headed to the Vancouver aquarium.  This was something we had never done before and really I was shocked that it was open.:)  We spent some time there looking and playing and then saw a 20 min version of The Polar Express in 4D.  After the aquarium we headed home and got ready for the people that were coming to celebrate with us that night.  Our Iranian friends, Amin and Sepideh, were coming over and bringing some of their friends.  Also, our friends the Cassinos were coming over too!! We had a super fun night of good food, and playing Mafia!! It was a GREAT Christmas!!
 In the wee hours of the morning!:)

 Emma and Ty seeing what was brought!

 After the gifts it was time for the stockings!

 Emma and Ty watching the sea turtles and sharks

 The dolphin show

Emma and Ty playing marine vets by working on a dolphin!

Christmas Eve 2012

Christmas Eve was full of activities!! We took PaPa and MiMi to the airport, went to a church service with some friends, made cookies, spread our reindeer food, read about baby Jesus in the Bible, got our elves ready to return and then checked on Santa's location on NORAD.  It was a super fun night!!
Making cookies!

 Spreading reindeer food.

Ready for Santa.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Christmas with PaPa and MiMi

The week before Christmas my parents came up to celebrate with us! We had so much fun!! We opened presents almost first thing, then we went skiing 2 days, which was a blast, and then we were able to have some fun around Vancouver too!
 Ty with his volleyball!

 MiMi and PaPa opening a gift!

 Emma excited about a gift (I can't remember what it was):)

 Emma, PaPa, Ty, and Jeff ready to go down the mountain.

PaPa and Ty on the lift.

Gingerbread House Making Party!

Right before Christmas we had a super fun Gingerbread house making party.  We invited a bunch of families and everyone had a blast! Pics aren't very good, but it's all I had.:)