Saturday, January 4, 2014

Hershey Park Candylane

This year for Christmas, Justin's parents gave us some money, which we decided to spend on a fun experience instead of another toy or thing, which we clearly don't need. We decided to try out Hershey Park's winter event, Candyland. We got there just after the park opened at noon and met Aunt Eileen there. After an immediate rush to the bathroom, our first stop was the official measurement station. Alexander was a Twizzler; Jack was a Hershey bar; Kai was a Hershey Kiss and Noah was a Hershey's Miniature. There number of rides that were opened was limited, and it was quite a bit more crowded than I expected. We spent an inordinate amount of time deciding where to go, using the bathroom, eating food, and putting on and taking off hats, gloves, and extra coats. However, we did manage to get the kids on a fair number of rides. Noah learned to say "riiiii" for ride, and was thrilled with everything we put him on. They started asking to go home around 6:00, but they said they had a really fun time. Over all, I think it was a good use of our Christmas gift from Justin's parents. Thanks, Mom and Dad! The kids had a great day!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Christmas 2013

I have no complaints about our 2013 Christmas! It was another good one! Noah woke up first, but was fairly easily contained in the playroom until his brothers (and mom) woke up. The kids happily tore through their presents. Alexander's favorite was his Nerf style bow and arrow. Jack's favorite was his new Beyblade dome. Kai's favorite gift was an Angry Bird activity pack of stickers, coloring pages, tattoos, and more. I would have to  guess that Noah's favorite gift was his little tricycle. he scoots around the house on it every day. We had present frenzy number two a few hours later when PopPop arrived. We were also happy to have some good friends visit in the afternoon. We are taking a nice long winter break from schooling, so the kids have had plenty of time to enjoy their new gifts and, of course, far too much screen time. We'll be back to the grind in a day or two. Happy New Year!