Friday, December 26, 2008
At Bronner's Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, MI
Olivia checking out a nutcracker
3 of the 4 kiddos at Bronner's (Abby did not want to be in the picture)
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We had our annual Christmas Eve visit to Bronner's Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth. and the kids loved it as usual. We love going there on Christmas Eve because it isn't terribly crowded and there is no better place to get in the "Christmas mood" than Bronners! Here is their website in case you have never been: Bronner's Christmas Wonderland Then we went to my parents' house in the evening to do our family gifts after church and have a Christmas Eve dinner. The kids got new Christmas jammies from Grandma Bettie and changed into them as soon as we got home to get ready for Santa's arrival. The girls went right to bed, but Mason had a hard time falling asleep, he finally fell sound asleep at 10:30pm so Santa could come! ;) Then at 2:30am I heard a "WHOA!!! AWESOME!!!! WE WERE REALLY GOOD KIDS!" coming from downstairs in the family room. David went down and let Mason look at the wrapped gifts for about 5 minutes and then told him we had to go back to sleep and couldn't open gifts until morning! (Can you imagine opening gifts at 2:30am?) We finally made it until about 7:30am, and then we all got up to open the gifts. The pictures we took that morning turned out really dark and blurry for some reason, but I will post a few anyway. The kids had all day to play with their new treasures, then at dinner time we headed back over to my parents' house for the HUGE extended family Christmas (about 45 people). The kids draw names for gifts and it is a madhouse when my Dad plays Santa and passes out the gifts. We got home at about 9:30 and everyone (including mommy and daddy) was ready for bed! It was a very fun and lively Christmas at the Weiss house this year.....hope yours was happy too!
All ready in our Christmas jammies
Kids and wrapping paper EVERYWHERE