Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve morning we ventured out downtown. We parked in Kelly's office building so that Jacob & Andrew could see dad's new office digs. Andrew loved to play with dad's office phone. He thinks it is so cool that "work phones" have a head set. Kelly was explaining to Drew the reason his phone has the head piece is so that dad can type while he is on the phone. Explained like that; Kelly sounds like a catalogue dispatch person, but he isn't.
We then rode the underground bus a few blocks to the mall so we could take the monorail to the Space Needle. The weather was awesome! We only needed sweaters. That is a big deal here in the rainy Northwest.
While up in the Space Needle we had a crystal-clear sky. Jacob & Andrew loved exploring the city from a birds eye view. They enjoyed pointing out dad's office, and this cute little park with very large tomatoes.
I love this picture of Jacob, he looks like a director in a major motion picture.
See the blue Washington sky? That doesn't happen every day!
Still at the Space Needle they had cookie decorating for the kids. The kids were given a cookie, a packet of frosting, and a variety of colored sprinkles.
They decorated, enjoyed and ate their space ship shaped cookies.
We then wished Santa good luck. Earlier in the month we asked for our wants. So we thought good luck was appropriate. He was in a darling "space ship" for the Space Needle. It was so darn cute. All his decor and the elves were so modern and futuristic.
We then drove home among crazy Seahawks football fans, and enjoyed a yummy dinner with our neighbor friends. It was the perfect ending to a wild day. After we were home for the evening. We put on our matching Grinch jammies and tucked our sugar filled, adrenaline flowing, children in bed for the night. I hope they stay in be 'till at least their regular hour of 7:30. Eeee!
I'm so excited for Christmas morning!
As I was looking through this post before publishing it. I realized that my jammies pants look so different. But there is a matching Grinch cuff on the bottom of my legs. I ran out of fabric so I had to make something that coordinated for mommy. I had waited to long and the fabric was all sold out. I like how it turned out even though. --emily


Hi! said...

What a fun day, fun ideas to keep the boys busy on such an exciting day.

Hi! said...

Your jammies turned out really darling, nice job!

CJAllred said...

What a very fun Christmas Eve--all day! That will be very memorable for everyone. Love the matching PJs. When I first saw the picture I wondered if you had made them, Emily. Busy girl! I can imagine how cute your pants are with the Grinch trim. The boys are such good helpers with the tree too. Do you have a picture of the decorated tree? Decorating Christmas Cookies are a Must Do for Christmas in Abby's book, so we made a batch, Ruthanne and Abby decorated them, and they took some home to enjoy and took some to their great neighbors. Yes, the best part can be the icing.