It has been fun to celebrate Christmas here in Vegas because there are SO many places to go that go all out in decorating. It's been fun with Easton being a little older this year as well and he actually pays attention to the things we go see.
We had a yummy dinner with our friends the Stanger's and Westwood's one night, and afterward we headed to The Bellagio to see the Christmas display in their gardens, and also watch the fountain show. It was beautiful! Easton did not like the big fountains shooting off, he would get a really worried look on his face when it would shoot off.
We also had a yummy pizza dinner with our friends The Cowdin's, The Gatewood's, and The Harris', afterwards we all went to the Ethel M. Chocolate Factory to see the Christmas lights in their big cactus garden out front...you couldn't even tell it was cacti at night! Of course Haley and I had to get some yummy treats, we were at a chocolate factory!!!
Lastly, we had our ward party, and it was of course a great party, with great food, tons of people, and just a fun time. Towards the end of the party, the primary kids sang a couple Christmas songs, and I was so proud of my little CTR 4 class, they are so sweet, and I get teary every time I think about not being their teacher next year. After they sang, we had a special visitor...Santa!!! All the kids lined up in the hall and waiting to go on the stage to see Santa. Easton and I were one of the last ones to head up, and he was the ONLY one who screamed, and he SCREAMED! It was hilarious, everyone was laughing and thought it was so funny, except Santa, I think he felt bad for the poor kid!
We are looking forward to Ryan's finals being over, and heading up to Utah at the end of the week to celebrate the holiday and my birthday with our family and friends!
|the beautiful Bellagio Christmas Tree|
|the boys (missing baby Henry): Easton, Stetson, Boston, and Ezra|
|my boys enjoying the fountains|
|Easton was entranced.|
|Ethel M. Chocolate Factory Cactus Garden|
|Kruz, Kru, and Easton|
|Avy (in her carseat!) Kruz, Autumn, Bindi, Easton, and Kru. Goodness we have cute kids!|
|The girls, Bindi and Autumn|
|Didn't like Santa...|
|....even when Santa is so nice.|