Sunday, April 14, 2013

Christmas . . . in April cause that's when the blog is updated Round 1

 Operation Christmas Eve has commenced.  Keston is still just a kid at heart, before we started he was playing with Buzz. 

 We love spending Christmas Eve with the Toren family.  We had a great dinner, read the nativity, and then it was time for the pinata.  The pictures are out of order but we all know you hit it until it breaks.

B had a great time.   It was a pinata was a football to begin with. 
K got the full force on.  I love the look of determination on her face.
Keston got it there too.
M was too busy laughing but she had fun - same with Tylissa.
The adults got in the mix too.  

J is the odd ball leftie of the group but we love her anyway.
It's a good thing D played baseball for Ricks College otherwise, I don't think the pinata would never break.

The final straw of the pinata.

 All the goodies inside . . .

Granny is good, something new again.  

We added a new twist this year to the fun.  Minute to win it. 

First up - getting the cookie from the forehead to the mouth without using your hands.  
 The girls are giving it a go.
 Chad wins . . . he got the cookie in first. 

 Next up hooking the candy canes.  B won this game first and got the others determined.

 The other kids thought the stools would make it easier. 

 They are trying to throw the ball up and catch it in the little cups on their heads.  I think M won this game and then the other kids got the hang of it. 

And everyone's favorite, shakin' the ping pong balls out of the box.  Val got pretty creative.  Unfortunately, the video will not upload so you will just have to use your imagination. 

Next up the cousin gifts. 
Thanks for the model car.

And who doesn't love Lord of the Rings legos?

Running socks for the runner . . .  

It was a great Christmas Eve, as always.

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