To start out this post here's a fun pic of our little girl. Mara decided to put her sunglasses on Jaina and it was pretty cute!
What an awesome Grandma!!!!
Since his birthday was over Fall Break, Pat got the days off of work and we were able to spend time as a family. This was the morning of the 14th. I love this pic of all my kiddies in their PJ's.
We headed up to Salt Lake and went to the Clark Planetarium located in the Gateway Mall. It was free to get in and loads of fun!
This was a scale that would tell you how much you would weigh on different planets. The kids loved this one.
They have little places that look like the moon:
This was a fun contraption that Xander couldn't take his eyes off of, and really I couldn't either :)
Playing around in the gift shop.
Oddly, the gift shop was FULL of Harry Potter stuff. These are Luna's glasses! I love them! Too bad we didn't buy them :(
Me and my Birthday Boy!
Mara and Pat playing in their water area. She loves to play outside but is nervous running through sprinklers, so of course she made Pat go with her in the water feature.
On Friday the 15th, we went up to Park City with Morri & Liza family. Didn't take any pictures of that because all we really did was shop, but it was fun! We headed home after lunch and packed up to go to the Cabin for the night. We took my mom and nephew Max with us. When we got there we watched 'How to Train Your Dragon'. LOVE that movie!
It was cold there, so I made sure to get Jaina all bundled up. I was given this hat as a gift for her and she looked so cute in it :)
The next day was Xander's actual birthday. So we brought his gifts with us. A case for his Bakugan, a Power Miners Lego set, and a Ben 10 bionicle.
While Jaina slept Pat took the kids on a walk and of course, nets are always an accessory in the wilderness.
Around lunch, Brent & Lisa family came down to hang out too. It was so nice being down there. This was the last time for the season. We'll be back in May!!
(we got this picture on the first try!!!)
My 3 sweeties!
Sunday night we had Xander's birthday celebration. As always, my sister Karri made the cake. He requested Bakugan this year.
My mom has made pillowcases for all the grandkids and Xander had to wait all year to get his.
(his birthday is the last one of the year)
He was very spoiled. He got more Bakugan, 6-7 more books, cool lego guys, a Phineas & Ferb DVD and some cash :)
I love how all the kids gather together to see all the presents :)
My niece Sawyer LOVES Jaina. She is always talking to her and needing to know where she is. It's so cute! And she's going to get a little sister in January :)
After cake, we got out my mom's costume box and these lovely beauties were hiding in it.
(I've got a picture of Xander wearing these from a few years ago, I'll find it and post later)
Xander got this years costume from Karri. It's a Dragonoid Bakugan, and Mara found the witch hat and apron in the box. She is still trying to decided what to be this year.