The boys had a blast at a neighborhood Christmas party.
It was our first up-close meeting with Santa Clause and the boys both announced that they wanted bow and arrow sets for Christmas. Santa said he would get the elves working on it and they were ecstatic!
The party had so many fun activities for the kids and the boys ran from activity to activity with big 'happy-boy' grins on their faces.
The big blow up obstacle course and slide were some of the favorites.
They also had an amazing petting zoo area that the boys visited for a long while.
There were chickens, sheep, goats, pigs, ducks, rabbits and more! The animals were amazing!
The party also had an area that was supposed to be covered in fake snow. However, the fact that it was 85 degrees outside turned it into a foaming fan play area. The boys still thought the snow blower was a blast, but it was funny as an onlooker!
The boys were so gentle and wonderful with all the animals.
They also played around on the playground equipment. The park was packed with kids so they had a blast. I loved this pic that Ian took of Joaquin's 'happy birds' shoes (that is what Joaquin calls them).
Right before everything began to close down, we got in line for the Christmas train ride. We had been in the line earlier in the afternoon but it moved so slow the kids got tired of waiting and ran to the playground instead. We noticed that as everything was closing down the line had gotten a lot shorter so we ran over before the driver called for the 'last ride of the day'. The boys chose the caboose and we had fun riding around the park while daddy chased us around and took photos! :)
Overall, the day was a blast and it was a fantastic way to kick off the holiday season!