December 24th: Christmas Eve

by Chrissie Wainright on December 28th, 2016
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December 24th: Christmas Eve!

We played one last round of Agricola with Alex and Siqi before we had to take them to the airport.  We just barely finished in time, so much fun!  After we delivered them to the airport, we took the envelopes we’d made for Jen’s family and Grandma over to their house.  Maia gave Forrest a few hugs, and we saw Grandma’s new dachshund.  Then, we took advantage of the beautiful weather and headed to the Tulsa Botanical Garden!

It is randomly in the mid-60’s right now, so the garden was beautiful!  I’ve now seen it in Summer, Fall, and Winter, and I can’t wait until Spring!  They had a scavenger hunt that we all enjoyed.  I couldn’t find the flowering witch hazel though, and thought we wouldn’t be able to finish, but Donovan finally spotted it!

We took the kids to lunch/dinner at Smashburger.  They actually ate pretty well at the restaurant, I’m starting to think we’re reaching the age that we can do that more often. =)  Eric stopped in at the Pop stop next door and got some drinks for his biannual day of soda.  Then we went home and Skyped with Ann and John.

The kids were thrilled with all the gifts Ann and John got them!  Serenity got a sort of microscope viewer that works with a smart phone, so she can take detailed pictures of the things she looks at.  Donovan got Skylanders block and blast game, a fun Skylander themed board game where you shoot tokens and try to knock down the minions and Kaos.  They all got new pajamas, and Maia has worn hers for two day straight now.  She loves the ribbons!

Eric was totally thrilled that you can climb into the giant's mouth now that the water is empty for winter =)

Eric was totally thrilled that you can climb into the giant’s mouth now that the water is empty for winter =)

Oklahoma Rock!

Oklahoma Rock!

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Serenity with her science scope =)

Serenity with her science scope =)

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Skylanders Block and Blast

Skylanders Block and Blast

I love Skype!  But even more that John is retired and they are coming in February!!!

I love Skype! But even more that John is retired and they are coming in February!!!

Scavenger Hunt!

Scavenger Hunt!


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