Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Clayton Family Christmas Part 4

On the last day we all headed to the Grand Canyon. It is sad to say that I have live in Arizona for 12 years and have never been.







They had a cool old train station that Easton loved.


The kids did the Junior Ranger Program. They had to complete activities about the canyon and then turn it in to the Park Ranger.


He swore them in as Junior Rangers adding at the end that they needed to eat their veggies everyday. Not all of them swore to that haha. And gave them all badges.

Then we climbed a tower that looks over the canyon. It was some pretty awesome views.




It was crazy busy that day and it would be fun to go back when it is less crowded.

We had such a great time being at the cabin together and the cousins all got along so well. Thank you Mom and Dad for a fun time!




Clayton Family Christmas Part 3

On Monday we went sledding and the kids lasted way longer then I thought they would. They had so much fun.







The only one that didn't enjoy himself was William. He was pretty angry having to be so bundled up. Chad took him down the hill a few times and he just didn't care.

On Tuesday we headed to Sedona and hiked Chimney Rock. The trail was really muddy and icy. We had a few falls and heroes saving people from falling down the hill with a baby attached to her. That may or may not have been me....not the hero....ahem. Thank you Aimee for saving a clumsy girl.
 



Alex, Tyrone, and Chad hiked to the top while the rest of us did the loop around.




We headed to the Sedona History Museum and the kids had a blast playing dress up.





Then we went and checked out the fun shops.  They had the coolest fudge shop where you can watch them make the fudge. Delicious fudge if I might mention. And Lydia found the sign that describes her love of chocolate.


And on the way back to the cabin we saw a whole herd of elk.






 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Clayton Family Christmas Part 2

On Christmas Eve it snowed!!! We had a blast playing elf games while the snow.....collected? built up? grew? Being very unfamiliar with snow I have no idea the proper term but you know what I mean.










We raced to see who could tear wrapping paper the fastest and Dawnese was the champion! That night we enjoyed a wonderful program on the nativity and believing thanks to Aunt Kimberly.

That night Santa came to the cabin..








The kids were excited that Santa found them at the cabin and brought them what they asked for.






Then we went out and played in a foot of snow!








It was a beautiful white Christmas!