Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Lights

We decided to take the kids to see the lights down at Temple Square last night. A friend also suggested we check out The Grand America Hotel. They usually have a fun scavenger hunt for the kids and at the end they get a treat. So we did just that....

First, we hit up the hotel for an i-spy picture hunt of sorts. The kids helped Maurice the Penguin solve the mystery of the missing stars. They had a fun time, but the star cookie & sticker at the end was the best part for them.

They also have this huge gingerbread cupola. This is where Maurice the Penguin lives. It is really cute and the kids loved looking at it. Though, I will say Finley got a bit cranky when he realized he couldn't go inside and check it out.

Then we took trax up to Temple Square to look at lights and the nativity. Here's Fin eating his cookie on the train. The crumby mouth says it all!

The crowds were too bad, but I guess Tuesday is one of the better days to go. But it was COLD - just look at this picture. I had to stop breathing every time I took a picture. Nice.


Afterwards, we fed some hungry (cranky) belly's at Del Taco (gotta love that you can feed a family of 4 for $6 on Taco Tuesday night). Despite a very late bedtime for the kiddos, it was fun being able to spend the evening together. Even the light misting of snow that was falling didn't spoil it. Now it's starting to feel a bit more like Christmas.

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