Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday afternoon with Santa at the Apple Orchard

After we went to church, we all came back to my house for lunch and then to the Apple Orchard, not far from my house, to see Santa. This was such an amazing time. The big red barn was turned into a winter wonderland for the kids. We didn't even have to wait in line to meet Santa. This was better than any Mall. Gray told Santa he wanted a BIG dinosaur. Carter told me that he told Santa, he knows he is not the real Santa, he is Santa's helper. I ordered a large picture from the photographer taking photos. Steph took this photo.....There was a musical game walk across from where Santa was sitting where you could win really cool prizes. Noah's favorite prize was, they let you fill up a baggie with candy from this huge basket. Gray won 2 bags of candy. Carter won a camera and another toy. Oh, not to forget Ivy, I walked with her and she gave her winnings to Noah. There were homemade apple donuts and kettle corn to purchase. They also had crafters set up selling candles, ornaments, jewelry and other crafty items. Noah picked out a cool scarf to wear from a scarf and hat maker. Oh, and every child received a pair of gloves. Ivy even got some tiny gloves with a little squeaker on them. This was such a fun time. After the orchard, we all went to visit the Great Grandparents and I set up a Gingerbread house kit to make. The boys had such a good time decorating it. I think most of the decorations went in the mouth...........talk about sugar high......Bumpa and I really enjoyed the day.....

10 comments:

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

You make me feel as if I was there with you! I could taste the apple donuts and kettle corn... and hear the music from the game! What a nice place to go...

The photo is too precious. It's the most wonderful time of the year... especially as a grandparent!!!!

Lisa said...

That sounds like so much fun! Those apple donuts are the best. They all posed so nicely with Santa.

tara @ kidz said...

Oh my goodness. I love that picture, it is timeless. =)

Sharon Brumfield said...

My favorite part of your day?
"After we went to church"...that just touched my heart!

And the rest of the day was icing on the cake. What a great time and what great memories they will have.
YOu wear the title grandma very well!

Celine said...

I just love that pic Mimi!
How wonderful!

casual friday everyday said...

What a beautiful family. You really raised your daughter up to be a great Mama too...huge compliment to you!

Nell

Erin said...

I am drooling over the thought of apple donuts! It's been so long since I've had any.
It sounds like a great Sunday.

Celine said...

Mimi,
I just read your comment on my blog and I really wanted to wish you a great Celine Dion concert!
I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time! She's one of the best! :o)
Have fun!

chrissy said...

Sounds like such an enjoyable time! What a great way to celebrate the holidays! Time Together!

Ann(ie) said...

OH what a sweet picture. And Miss Ivy's outfit is just stinkin adorable!!!