we got to spend a couple of days in indy with my family over the holidays
always good to be with family
all good family gatherings should start with a nerf war, right?
someone's getting ambushed!
there was also a lot of game playing – didn’t seem to get any pictures of that though…
ready to sled!
retrieving the sled from the woods - note to self: at the top of the hill one must hold on to the sled!
this was the first time for some (most likely the only time any remember) and they had a blast
wish that i had video of the very first ride – cj & timmy had no idea what they were doing
ended up heading straight for a bump? ramp? not sure what it was, but they caught some serious air – it was really hilarious!!
we also visited the Children’s Muesum of Indianapolis
it was a bit loud for some
exploring in dinosphere
becoming a t-rex
like most museums of its kind it had way more to see and do than we could in the day that we had
waiting in line for the slide
awesome water clock with slide in the background
somehow i missed them going DOWN the slide!
listening to a story
watching the rube goldberg machine - timmy could have stayed there for hours
more of the machine
three story glass sculpture
images from the ceiling
which just means that we’ll have to go back again sometime!
this is the second year we have gone with grandpa tex and grandma deb to the fairground to see the light displays
we go to dinner first
drive through the giant light displays
and then walk through the buildings with all kinds of holiday fun
they have real reindeer pulling a sleigh
light and music show
train and other rides
then i took the little ones to see santa
being goofy in line
definitely the longest wait of the night
after they told him what they wanted he said
‘now that’s quite a list…you’re going to have to be a little better if i’m going to bring you all that.’
zachary looked confused and horrified
‘you didn’t think i saw you but i did – fighting with your brother like that last week – you better stop that…’
can’t remember what all he actually said
but that was the gist of it
zachary looked like he was going to burst into tears
he looked at me
i just smiled and said ‘tell him ok!’
not really what i was looking for in a visit to santa
will probably skip that next year
all things considered the boys love the trip
and there’s something fun about being cold and walking around
that just feels right this time of year
kind of failed to get good costume pics this year
zachary and benjamin with thier friend zoe
timmy and his friend edward
really fuzzy picture of cj in the background (he was a gangster)
and here are three of the boys with their pumpkins…
(timmy’s was 2-sided – and i’m not sure what he ate but it kind of looks like he cleaned out the pumpkin with his face; pretty sure he didn’t…)
overall much fun was had…much candy was acquired
i suppose we call that a success!