December 29, 2016

pre-christmas things

We went to Jacqui's house to make cookies and play games.

While the littles made the cookies, the older boys found their own form of entertainment. They were not going slow by any means.

Kyler and Kacin also participated in their first Christmas piano recital under their new teacher. I was so proud of these two! Kyler played "Angels we Have Heard on High" out of the hymn book and Kacin played "Silent Night."

That's their awesome piano teacher, Travis, on crutches back there.

We went with a huge group of families in our ward to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children.

We went to eat at Pizza Mart in mesa (oh the memories! and it hasn't changed one bit) and to see those beautiful temple lights as a family.

Perry was feeling a bit wild that night. Clearly. He refused to move for awhile and spread himself out on his back right down on the walkway. This kid is getting too big for me to lift easily. So he laid there while I stood there guarding him from hurting anyone. We worked some magic (aka Eric came and scooped him up) and eventually got him to go with us again. But it wasn't until he went into the visitors center and he got to listen to the videos of the prophets (press the buttons) that he truly calmed down enough to finish a walk around the grounds.

We had a true Arizona snow day. Our neighborhood community trucked in and dumped snow in one of the parks. We had a fun morning playing.

We got to visit with Santa while we were there. Layla made sure to tell him she would please like a robot dog for Christmas.