this past weekend it was once again time for our favorite Jacobs Christmas tradition. every year near Christmas we spend a weekend at the Little America in Salt Lake City. Its always such fun and this year was no exception. we love the Little America, the hotel is so charming, especially when decorated for Christmas, and the rooms are huge. we love it there. Friday night we celebrated Nick’s birthday by a much anticipated trip to Benihana’s. I have dreams about that place. it. is. so. good. completely worth smelling like cooked meat for the rest of the night. Henry was definitely intrigued by our chef, and his skills and loved his sampling of chicken fried rice.
After dinner we put Henry down for the night, and thanks to my mom, we were able to go to a late showing of Sherlock Holmes. I love the first one and was so excited to see the new one. and oh my. it was so good. perhaps even better than the first.
Saturday we drew names for our family gift exchange, then spent the morning shopping around Gateway. After an afternoon of napping and relaxing we headed out to the Stoneground for another amazing meal and then a late night showing of Hugo. I wish I could say I liked this one, I probably would have, if I had stayed awake. a 1020 show is just a little too late for me nowadays. but Mckay loved it.
Sunday morning my family went to the Choir’s Christmas Program and then Henry met the big man in red at the Christmas Brunch with Santa. another family favorite where we ate and ate to our hearts content. We were so curious to see how Henry would react to Santa, and this picture shows it perfectly. He stared, mouth open at him for awhile and then was over it. Maybe next year he’ll show a little more interest.
Fun with uncles and auntie all weekend.
After a quick nap and some Football Henry went swimming in a real pool for the first time ever. He got really scared when Mckay jumped in the pool and disappeared under water but once he realized his dad was fine Henry was all about kicking his little legs with all his might around the pool. it was the cutest. This got us really excited for summertime when we can spend even more time in the pool.
After our swim we relaxed some more in the room, watching football and Home Alone. We had plans to walk around Temple Square but Henry is not loving his stroller right now and it was a little colder than even I can handle so we just took a family drive around downtown and viewed the pretty lights from the warmth of our car. We got Wingnutz for the boys Fantasy draft that night and spent the rest of our Sunday with more football, drafting and board games. It was such a fun weekend with family. If only it could have snowed even just a little, then it would have been perfect. we are wishing for it pretty hard at our house. hopefully we’ll seem some pretty flakes before Christmas.