Merry late Christmas to everyone! We have been having a lot of fun with family and have neglected the blog. We are enjoying the great weather (now that the rain finally let up.)
We spent the beginning of last week with the family and going out to eat at all of our favorite restaurants that we don't have at home. On Christmas Eve we went to the Annual Clark Family Christmas Party (James' Mom's family.) James has some cousins that are the ages of our kids so they had a blast playing with their cousins. It's fun to see how much the kids grow and change when we see them every two years. To end the evening the kids all performed the Christmas Story, MacKayla played the part of Mary and Annika was a sheep. When it was time for baby Jesus to be born MacKayla just opened up her robe and pulled baby Jesus right out, everyone knows that babies just come right out of your belly. The kids did a great job and it was fun to watch.
Christmas morning the kids were spoiled by the grandparents and then we went to their great-grandparents house and enjoyed a wonderful Christmas brunch (one of the things I miss the most when we are not here.) The kids were then spoiled again by their great-grandparents. All told the kids had a blast opening presents and delighting in the joys of Christmas.
Saturday we went to the famous San Diego Zoo. The weather was perfect and the animals were very neat to see. The kids wanted to see an elephant, rhinoceros and a giraffe more than anything, so we saved those for last. We were a little disappointed in some of the biggest and most touted displays as the animals were all sleeping (Hippo Beach, Tiger River and Polar Bear Plunge.) We had a wonderful time seeing everything else though.
I will post pictures and more of our trip later. For my Idaho friends enjoy the snow and cold, today we are going o play outside and enjoy the 70 degree day :)