On December 31st, we finally finished the 1000 piece Thomas Kinkade puzzle Tyler got in his stocking.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Which is nowhere near Huntington Beach. When Theresa was giving me driving directions, I was a little confused at first. It's named after Henry Huntington.
We've lived here in Los Angeles for almost 8 years now, but had never been up to visit. Having family come to town makes you a lot more active and you get to see lots of new stuff too.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Still having some time left in the day, we headed over to Downtown Disney. Rich and Chi stayed at home while the rest of us went to Anaheim. I'd seen reports that Disneyland was super crowded and had even closed their gates, so I was sure Downtown Disney was going to be crowded.
Everyone liked my suggestion that we wear some of my favorite Christmas Disney hats.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
After opening presents with the family, the kids were anxious to get out of the house and do something. Luckily there is a small park not far away. Theresa took the kids over early and I came shortly after. I got a phone call before I left though that I needed to bring an ice pack. Apparently the kids were playing a game where you close your eyes and chase each other and Austin ran smack into the slide.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
After a not so stellar time at Chanticleer, we were happy to find another show to go to so soon. On Saturday, Theresa got an email showing discount tickets to Cirque du Soleil IRIS at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Only thing was, the best time for us to go would be the very next day at 2pm. It was a pretty easy decision though for us.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The evening started early at Ruston's place. We arrived right around 4:45pm and Ruston, Jacob, Scott and Jim were all already there. Darn L.A. traffic making us late. Oh well. Ruston's place was all decorated for the holidays.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Thursday night, Theresa and I treated Tyler, Rita, Amy and Donald to an IMAX movie at the Howard Hughes center. This was one of the presents Theresa put in their Christmas stockings. Rich and Chi volunteered to watch the kids at the house.
Have you seen the Disney's Prep and Landing series yet? Back in 2009 Disney made a great 22 minute Christmas show called Prep and Landing. It was such a hit they asked for another to be ready for Christmas 2011. But, what were they going to do for 2010? They made a 7 minute short to keep Prep and Landing in everyone's mind while the longer 22 minute show was still in the works.
If you haven't seen it, Theresa and I highly recommend it. We invited all our friends over on December 7th to watch all three episodes. And this is how we answered the door.