I guess this should really be called "Winter Break" to be more politically correct, but that's okay. We headed over to my parent's house with a sick little boy, but he bounced back pretty well throughout the week. The first thing on our agenda was the Newport Beach Boat Parade. We sat on the beach and watched all the decorated boats go by. I think this was one of the better years for decorations and as tradition would have it, we headed to The Old Spaghetti Factory after which is where I had this dream meal: Ravioli, Butternut squash, sausage and some maple sauce. Sounds a little like something Buddy the Elf would like. It was amazing and I now I want some more because I am talking about it...let's move on...My mom started a new tradition this year. The Polar Express Party. She mailed us all tickets, my brother dressed up as the conductor and we all dressed in our pajamas.
|We started off with some cookie decorating and then moved on to some breakfast for dinner. Then we played some games that the kids LOVED!|
The next morning we all woke up and waited for Beckham to wake. He slept in until 8. He obviously did not get it. But he eventually woke up and he loved his new tent and his 2 basketballs, 2 footballs and a soccer ball. He was one happy boy. We spent the rest of the day just watching movies and hanging out. It was delightful.
|It even kept this wiggly guy occupied for a few minutes.|
|We went to Siegfried's Secret Garden where we could come up close to the dolphins and see the most gorgeous white tigers. It was about 20$ each and wasn't all that big. But I am glad we did it!|
Now it is back to reality...