Earlier in the Christmas break we took the whole family (courtesy of my in-laws and bro-in-law) to Six Flags: Holiday in the Park. It was Liv's first time to go and OMGosh!!! This will definitely be a new Christmas break tradition in our household. She LOVED IT! The entire family (+ my lil sister, Ali) had a wonderful time. It wasn't too cold. The lines weren't too long and the decor was so festive. It was just a super amazing time. :)
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[caption id="attachment_4316" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="Taj ready to ride Judge Roy Scream roller-coaster."][/caption]
In my family our tradition is to open up gifts at my parent's home on Christmas Eve. Yes- ALL gifts... not just pajamas. ;) So we decided to open the gifts in our home a few days early since one of the gifts was a Wii and my sister was giving the kids more Wii games... Also, our 3 oldest had to go to the ex's on the 26th, so we wanted them to have a chance to enjoy their gifts a few days. Every year before opening gifts the kids and Sei and I watch "The Nativity" with Amy Grant's "Breath of Heaven" playing. It really brings the Spirit of Christmas into our home. You can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icilgwdHiZg
Then... we opened our gifts!!!!
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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="277" caption="The shirt I made Sei... Kelly Slater won his 11th World Championship this year. :)"][/caption]
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="277" caption="Tristan with his new "MOD" xbox controller..."][/caption]
Alec and I were there too, but there seems to be no photographic evidence of attendance...
To be continued...