Monday, December 14, 2009

Fun Family Christmas Day

Yesterday, we spent a nice day together as a family doing some Christmas things. First, we went to brunch at a buffet that is running a discounted price for the holidays. Then we went to a Christmas Arts Festival and browsed all the fantastic arts and crafts. They even had live artisan demos like blacksmithing and pottery. After that, we went to see A Christmas Carol in 3D - wow, 3D sure has advanced since the last time I saw one!! A little later, we went to a couple of train displays. These are permanent G gauge trains displays in people's yards!! Some of them have spent years and thousands of dollars on these displays! And during the Christmas season, they open their yards to the public to come and see (and collect donations for Children's Hospital). Some are just a normal size yard, but one that we went to was at a multi-million dollar home and must have cost ten of thousands of dollars!! The amount of trains he had filled 1/2 of a 4 car garage on racks stacked to the ceiling!

All in all, it was a nice family day! My kiddos aren't small anymore, so it isn't easy to find Christmas activities that they will enjoy. But they are good sports and we had a great time together!

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