Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas at Opryland

Watching a little TV before going to dinner
James, Mommy, Hannah, and Connor
Pizza in the resort atrium
Four happy children

Two happy grandparents
Demonstration with professional ice skaters

Weston on the ice
James ice skating for the first time
Hannah crying while we pushed her on the ice
Will and James using the Polar Bear for support
Connor, Will, and James
Mommy pushing a tired James

James with Daddy and Mommy
Grandy consoling Hannah
Hannah and Mimi
Mimi hugging Hannah and Connor
Group picture taken by our Connor

Racing around the rink
Holding up Jamesey-Love
Will, Connor, and James

Skating with my Weston
Running into each other

Weston pushing Connor
Mommy and the Littles
All of us about to leave the ice skating rink
Making sweet memories together
Mommy and Hannah
Mommy with all four
Family pic by the trees

Ready for bed in Christmas pajamas
Weston and James, Two Peas in a Pod

Grandy, Mimi, and their grandkids

Heading to the Cirque Holidaze show
Pic by the tall Christmas tree

Hannah and Mommy having a little fun together
I wanted to do something special together as a family as part of the kids' Christmas this year, so Will and I booked the Gaylord Opryland Resort for some good family fun.  We loaded everyone up in the car on Thursday and told the kids where we were headed after we were on our way.  We arrived late afternoon, and Mimi and Grandy met up with us for pizza in the resort atrium.  The resort was decorated so pretty with lights everywhere, and Christmas music filled the air.  We went ice skating, and we had the best time!  Everyone got out on the ice, even Hannah, who was a little hesitant.  The "Littles" rode on a polar bear seat that we pushed around.  Weston and Connor braved the ice skating rink without skating aids, and they did really well.  Will and I had a blast pushing the kids as fast as we could around the rink.  We also formed a train as we skated around in a line with hands on each other's hips. The next day, we went to the Cirque Dreams Holidaze show at the Grand Old Opry.  We also took a ride on the Delta Riverboat Cruise that winds through the Opryland Resort.  We left to come home today, so we could be home on Christmas Eve.  The kids have already said that they want to come back again next year!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Boys' First Time Shooting Guns at the Farm

Daddy showing the boys how it's done
Weston ready to shoot

Connor ready to shoot
First attempt for Weston

Hit the target
James taking shooting practice very seriously

Connor's first attempt
Hit the target
Daddy helping James with his first attempt
Hit the target

Mommy about to shoot
We went to Georgia over the weekend to celebrate Christmas with Nana, Granddaddy, Uncle Eric, Aunt Stephanie, Kayla, and Emily.  The highlight of the trip for the boys was shooting a gun for the first time.  All three boys got to shoot, and all three boys hit their target.  I'm sure they will want to do this every time we go to Georgia. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

TCPS Christmas Program and FUMC Parties

Two of the Wee Three Kings
A Dancing Shepherd and a Wise Man

Mommy helping with Hannah's class Christmas party
Hannah and Friends

Hannah posing with James's preschool class