Monday, December 05, 2011


Last Friday, we took the kids to the Riverwoods to see the Christmas lights. Nicole is obsessed with Christmas lights. Every time we get in the car, she asks to see the Christmas lights. We drove by some lights up behind Nielson Park and she said, "Wow! These lights are amazing!" Silly girl.

So, we went to the Riverwoods and Nicole was very excited.

We had to bundle up really warm because it was cold outside!

We walked around for a while and looked at the lights. There was a live singer and we gave Nicole a dollar to drop in her guitar case. But, when Nicole got up to the case, she tried to grab the money that was inside. I stopped her and tried to get her to drop the dollar in, but she did not want to let go of that money. I had to pry it from her hand.

They also have Santa at the Riverwoods and the line was super short, so we took Nicole to see Santa for the first time ever. We haven't taken her before because the Mall Santa's cost money to get a picture, but this Santa had no such requirements.

Nicole did great! She wasn't afraid and asked Santa for a Snowman for Christmas. Funny girl.

We headed over the the Blickenstaff's toy store and Nicole had a lot of fun in there. But, it was packed! Filled with kids and parents. A very popular place to visit.

Nicole sat on this little bike that you move the wheel back and forth and the bike moves forward. She figured out how the bike works right away. Matt and I were both surprised because she still hasn't figured out the pedals on her bike. It is fun to watch her learn new things.

After the toy store we headed over to Provo Beach Resort to watch the surfers. Nicoley tried some surfing herself.

Nicole was mildly interested in the surfing. After letting her watch for a while, she asked us, "Can I give it a try?" and then we laughed because she says funny things and told her no.

It was a fun night at the Riverwoods. We didn't purchase anything, but just got to walk around and enjoy ourselves for free! Great family night.


Sarah said...

Fun fun fun! Wish I could have been there!

Marie said...

That's a fun family night. Nicole is hilarious. She saw money and went for it. Love it.

Nate and Annah Butterfield said...

Y'all are braver than we are. (Is braver a word?) We were there Friday night, walked into Blickenstaff's, narrowly avoided Henry driving one of those car/bike things into an unsuspecting adult, then left. It was a total melt down situation.

Also, I think I may have nearly walked into you while I was looking in a store window. I remember seeing white coat then, when we were out of shouting distance, Nate asked me if that was you down the way. It was. I think this is the second time in a month that that's happened. The first time was in Costco. Neither time was I close enough to holler after you nor in the mood to run. So, I'm saying hi now.

Glad y'all had fun! Your Friday night looks like it was much more of a success than ours!

Laura said...

Sometimes the best entertainment is free. Glad that you had a fun family home evening.

Becky said...

What? I can't believe that you have seen me twice and not stopped to say hello Annah. But, to be fair, at least you recognized me, I didn't see you at all. You are obviously more observant than me.