Monday, December 12, 2016

A Busy Weekend with Lights, Trains, Real Reindeer, Snowoctopus & More . . .

This past weekend was a busy one at this grandma's house! On Saturday we all went to Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park to see their Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World displays. My grandsons especially LOVED the Railway Garden Exhibit and were thrilled to not only see, but be able to pet real, live reindeer! My oldest grandson also enjoyed reading about the trees decorated to represent different countries and the traditions from these other countries.

We all had a wonderful time at Frederik Meijer Gardens - if you live in the area, definitely put this on your list of things to do with your family this Christmastime!

Then yesterday after lunch we had our First-ever Snow-A-Palooza. I have to say we had mixed response . . . the boys were excited about having our Snow-A-Palooza, but since they had knitted mittens and gloves, their hands got cold quickly. Very cold. Josiah and Shane ended up coming back inside with very cold hands - they had had enough of our Snow-A-Palooza, but Caleb had his heart set on building a snowoctopus, so he and his dad "braved" the cold and stuck it out to build the cutest snow octopus ever!

We had pizza for lunch and after everyone came in from the cold, I made hot cocoa and served the homemade chocolate chip cookies I made while they were outside . . . warm, fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies and hot cocoa definitely helped warm everyone . . . along with snuggling with grandma!

It was a wonderful weekend . . . this coming weekend, we will be taking the boys through Michigan's largest Christmas lights show at Fifth/Third Ballpark . . . which is just a few miles from my home! This will be our third year of driving through the display - the boys look forward to it each year.

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