Wednesday, December 23, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

We took Nathan to see Santa on 11/28.  Nathan asked Santa for a stuffed animal cat, stuffed animal dog, cars (land, water, RC), remote control airplane, freight cars, Scooby Doo legos, portable dvd player, tablet and coloring books.

Nathan had his school holiday recital on 11/30.

I went to the Desert Museum on 12/3 to see the raptor free flight show for the first time since it started back up on 10/1.

Paul and Nathan made a gingerbread train on 12/5.

On 12/6, we went to see the Tucson Botanical Gardens luminarias.  It was our first time going to this event.  Nathan liked seeing the Lego exhibits again and he got to see Santa again.

Nathan had his first field trip to the Ostrich Farm on 12/7.  He did not want me to go, but he said he enjoyed it.  I have never been there so I will have to check it out some time.  That day I went to Reid Park, the Reid Park Rose Garden, the zoo and Tohono Chul Park.

Nathan had his 6th birthday party on 12/12.  It was at Peter Piper Pizza and the theme was Tom & Jerry.  Jade, Jesse, Sachi, Alyssa, Samhita and Eli went to the party.

We went to Winterhaven on 12/13.

Nathan wanted to go to dinner at Grimaldi's Pizzeria for his birthday (12/15).

After Nathan got out of school on Friday, 12/18, we headed toward Sedona.  There was not as much snow there as I hoped and we did not have much time before it started to get dark.  From there we headed to Williams and stayed the night.  The next day we got up and went to Bearizona.  That afternoon it was time to surprise Nathan with the Polar Express ride.  For some reason he threw a fit and said he did not want to go on it.  That was not the response we expected!  He loved the Polar Express movie and we thought this is something he would really enjoy.  Our whole trip was planned around this surprise for him.  He enjoyed it once he was on the train.  The next day we headed for the Grand Canyon.  It was REALLY cold and overcast.  We stayed there overnight at the Bright Angel Lodge.  The next morning was a little warmer and a tad sunnier.  We walked and drove around the south rim before heading back to Tucson that night.