Jack turned 5 on December 26 and Sam and I had been busy for weeks planning his party to take place on Dec. 29. He wanted Angry Birds of course but because all of the party character businesses didn't have an angry birds character, we went with a clown instead. A very cute clown who did a fun magic show, painted pirate faces and did balloon animals. So.. to sum up the party it was an Angry Bird theme with a clown who did magic, small pirates running around and plenty of balloon animals! But it was a very fun and cute party and let's be honest all kids care about are balloons, cake and presents, so it was an awesome party according to every child there!
Christmas officially began at the Seare house one saturday when we set up our tree and hung our very first set of christmas lights. Unfortunately (for my loving, obliging husband) turns out the new LED lights are really bright, like so bright they look blue. If you know anything about me, know that I HATE blue christmas lights. There's nothing christmas about blue. I'm a hater so what? It took us about 2 hours to hang them and about 2 secs for me to be utterly and ridiculously disappointed. I may or may not have thrown a hissy fit! So..... we made another trip back to Lowes and a day later we had gorgeous yellow/white and classy christmas lights :) thanks to my love!
The rest of December we celebrated the season by seeing a Live Nativity (not really we actually missed it but whatever, we tried), going to the Magical Forest and seeing the lights, many trips to 7-11 for their amazing hot chocolate, doing/giving service, baking goodies, listening to christmas music around the clock and shopping til we dropped. On Friday 21 after work we hopped in our car and drove to Utah to spend Christmas with our families.
Dinner @ Gallagher's Dec. 23
Sleepover at Ryan and Jill's in Midway Dec. 23
We forgot to pack Scout's food like good parents would so he had goldfish crackers and bacon for breakfast, courtesy of the kids and a 'snow'-cone drink on the way home to quench his thirst
Christmas Eve Feast @ Grandma and Papa Seare's Dec. 24
The Annual Gingerbread House competition. Girls V. Boys
Cal's faces are priceless!
Dinner @ Grandma Archer's Dec. 25
Jeff got in 2 'Epic' days of skiing
Ben and Jeff, PA school classmates/Roommates reunited
stopped in PG on our way out of UT to say goodbye to these sweet faces
this is how Scout rides in the car now
highest point possible