We started out by having Aunt Taylor, Uncle Brian and Cora coming for Christmas. It was so much fun seeing the kids play.
First stop was The GrandPerins. The kids had fun opening presents, playing with them at the park, playing with each other, decorating the Chocolate Chip Cookie Man, eating and so many other things.
|Don't think Cora knows what to do with the crazy boy|
|Got an Angry Birds Blanket|
|Cutest Niece EVER!|
|Think she would have been crying if she knew her Uncle David was behind her :)|
|Before Church with Grandma|
|Gingerbread House the boys made|
|Waiting to decorate Chocolate Chip Man|
|Zane working the icing|
|The ball is coming right at you! He loved having so many adults pitching to him|
|Driving Cora Crazy. She did not want him driving her anymore!|
Christmas afternoon we headed up to Grammie and Poppie's to celebrate with them.
|Cora's Daddy letting Cora see how cold the pool is|
|Really liked the snap pops!|
|Who needs presents when there are toys|
|Grammie and her boys|
|Grammie with her Grandchildren|
|The Perin Children with their Families|
|Love this, looks like Cody is jumping!|
|Finding the wind tunnels!|
|Watching the scarfs fly out!|
|Going through the car wash with brother|
|A few more inches|
|Toddlers in the fun room. Cora is not sure about the eyes and owl hoots under the "stairs"|
|While the toddlers are exploring, Zane is in the Ballroom!|
Our Christmas Morning started a little later than I thought it would, 7 am!!!! Here are the snapshots of Christmas Morning!
|The boys first thing in morning in new pajamas|
|Daddy Looks thrilled to be up|
|Our Family Picture on Christmas Morning|
|Boys getting ready to open presents|
|Snowman Pancakes Frying|
|Snowman Pancakes, |
|This is what David got for his Christmas and 10th Anniversary Present (The clocks are set to the time each boy was born)|
On the 30th and 31st we decided that we needed to go have some snow time, because we did not get to Colorado like was planned for this Christmas. We headed up to Payson and stayed the night in a hotel. We choose one with a heated indoor pool. After swimming and showers, we watched Cars 2 in bed while eating popcorn! While trying to get the boys to go to sleep, I looked out the window and saw that it was SNOWING!!!!!! This was Payson's first snow for the winter. They ended up getting about 8 inches!!! While I was packing the car, David and the boys "sledded" in the parking lot. We then drove to find a sledding hill. Which we finally did but then only got one run before the sled hit a giant snowball and cracked. That ended sledding (we did return the sled for a full refund seeing as how we got it the night before). After sledding we went to my Grandparents' and Aunt's for lunch.
|Popcorn in bed|
|Popcorn in Bed|
|Sledding in Parking lot|
|Up the Hill|
|Down the Hill|
|Down, Down, Down|
|Zane found an icicle and showed Cody!|
|Under the Raptor|
|Humpty Dumpty Sat On the Wall with Two other Eggs|
|Stepping through time|
|Panning for |
|Being a Polar Bear Cub|
It has been fun and have made some really good memories. There has been some setbacks in the training, not been motivated to run when I have to deal with both boys all day. I also have come to the realization that I do not have time to do the real distances that are required for a marathon. I am not able to run over 15 miles and still have family time. So I think it is wise that I drop from the marathon to the half marathon. This has taken a lot of pressure off of me, but I feel like I am letting Micah's honor down by not doing the full for him. But I still plan to do one in the next five years. I just think I need to wait til both boys are in school at least half a day. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas making great memories with your families and have a blessed 2013.