Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Doings with Zachary and Zane

The boys are out of school for Christmas so they spent the last two days with us.  That means we try to find things to keep them a bit busy and not bored and missing their friends too much.  Actually, they are getting better and keeping themselves busy with wrestling, boxing, throwing the ball, and more.  But still, I like to find fun stuff to do.  Last week I read an article about an exhibit at one of the banks here, Happy State Bank, of a model train and miniature houses.  (Actually, I thought it was more than one train and Zane was quite disappointed when it was one!)  So we decided to go see the “trains”. 

12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 01

12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 03Do you see the little travel trailer in front of Zane?  I think we need this scene. 12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 04

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12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 10 The boys just loved the Disney display.  Maybe because we were just in Disneyworld this summer.12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 13 12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 16 Even New York City.12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 21We had to discuss the Statue of Liberty!12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 23  12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 24 At this one Zachary commented on how it looked like when we go skiing and all the hours on the hills.  12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 30Pretty cool huh?  Makes me want a village.  I have a couple of buildings – that’s a start!  But where do you store all this stuff!?  Never mind.

That evening we cooked.  The boys love to help cook.  Stir fry.  Zachary cut up all the zucchini – my kids never ate zucchini like these boys do.  They love it.

Actually, he is cutting green onion tops here.  And Zane did the stir flying.12-22-11 boys cooking 01 12-22-11 boys cooking 03 12-22-11 boys cooking 04 We even had a volcano.  You can kind of see the flames.  Ours did not work like Kabuki but we tried.12-22-11 boys cooking 05 And then we did the traditional Christmas cookies.  Man, did we make messes.  I think I was either cooking or cleaning the whole time they were here.12-23-11 Christmas cookies 01

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12-23-11 Christmas cookies 12 Whew!  Done.  Oh, there were lots more things we did.  Wrestle, eat, box, play golf (indoors of course), play ball (yes, indoors), eat, wrestle, box, eat (this meant cook, clean, cook, clean, cook, clean, etc!). 

Resting now for tonight and tomorrow.  Then I can crash.  Oh, wait, I will have to post Christmas.  Never ending….

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Christmas Doings with Zachary and Zane

The boys are out of school for Christmas so they spent the last two days with us.  That means we try to find things to keep them a bit busy and not bored and missing their friends too much.  Actually, they are getting better and keeping themselves busy with wrestling, boxing, throwing the ball, and more.  But still, I like to find fun stuff to do.  Last week I read an article about an exhibit at one of the banks here, Happy State Bank, of a model train and miniature houses.  (Actually, I thought it was more than one train and Zane was quite disappointed when it was one!)  So we decided to go see the “trains”. 

12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 01

12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 03Do you see the little travel trailer in front of Zane?  I think we need this scene. 12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 04

12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 07

12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 09

12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 10 The boys just loved the Disney display.  Maybe because we were just in Disneyworld this summer.12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 13 12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 16 Even New York City.12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 21We had to discuss the Statue of Liberty!12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 23  12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 24 At this one Zachary commented on how it looked like when we go skiing and all the hours on the hills.  12-22-11 Happy State Bank train and towns 30Pretty cool huh?  Makes me want a village.  I have a couple of buildings – that’s a start!  But where do you store all this stuff!?  Never mind.

That evening we cooked.  The boys love to help cook.  Stir fry.  Zachary cut up all the zucchini – my kids never ate zucchini like these boys do.  They love it.

Actually, he is cutting green onion tops here.  And Zane did the stir flying.12-22-11 boys cooking 01 12-22-11 boys cooking 03 12-22-11 boys cooking 04 We even had a volcano.  You can kind of see the flames.  Ours did not work like Kabuki but we tried.12-22-11 boys cooking 05 And then we did the traditional Christmas cookies.  Man, did we make messes.  I think I was either cooking or cleaning the whole time they were here.12-23-11 Christmas cookies 01

12-23-11 Christmas cookies 03 12-23-11 Christmas cookies 04 12-23-11 Christmas cookies 06 12-23-11 Christmas cookies 08 12-23-11 Christmas cookies 09 12-23-11 Christmas cookies 10 12-23-11 Christmas cookies 11

12-23-11 Christmas cookies 12 Whew!  Done.  Oh, there were lots more things we did.  Wrestle, eat, box, play golf (indoors of course), play ball (yes, indoors), eat, wrestle, box, eat (this meant cook, clean, cook, clean, cook, clean, etc!). 

Resting now for tonight and tomorrow.  Then I can crash.  Oh, wait, I will have to post Christmas.  Never ending….

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