Friday, December 11, 2009

A Crummy Commercial

One of my favorite Christmas movies is "A Christmas Story," so please pardon the occasional movie line quotes in this post.

We took the kids to Bass Pro Shop last night to the Santa Wonderland. We don't do Santa per se, but we still think it's kinda funny to go sit on his lap and pretend. It was one of those oh-look-we-finished-dinner-on-time-to-dash-over-there, spur of the moment things. Oh so sadly...I didn't have the kids color coordinated for the photo. (yes, that does matter to those of us who are shallow about things like color and design)

For the 'crummy commerical' part of this post....take your kids to Bass Pro Shop if they have one nearby. They have lots of fun things for the kids to do.

Waiting in line for Santa... "The line to see Santa stretched all the way to Terra Haute!"

"Oh mannnn...seriously?"

"Nope, just kidding. We will only have to wait about five minutes."

Jordan strains to see the displays and Santa, sitting in the middle of them.

I took this while Bass Pro Shop took our FREE the kids were looking at their photographer (well, all except Katie, who continued to look at Mom and Dad).

Then for the truly exciting part....getting to shoot a Red Rider Beebe gun!

Daddy gives Jordan some manly tips

SaraGrace is very serious about hitting that target

While the other seven kids were shooting guns, Kate fell in love with this bear

Jillian tries her hand at 'shooting hip shots on the arm."

Does this look like chaos? Well, that's because it was. It was FUN, though!

Step aside Annie Oakley!

"I'm so delirious from all the fun that I put my coat on upside down. Somebody help me!"


Kim K. said...

I had no idea one could have so much fun at a Bass Pro Shop around the holidays! Goodness. Can they get any cuter? You've convinced me. We need to attempt a Santa sitting with Josie. Last year, Josie had a fingertip-to-shoulder cast during the holidays. This year is definitely going to be different!!

Adeye said...

Oh that looks like sooooo much fun, friend. Wish we had one nearby. LOVE the upside down coat :)

Kimberlie said...

Ooooh, we have a Bass Pro shop near us. I will have to get Paul to take us there for a little fun and some Santa. I like how you had all your kids in the picture together. So much fun!

I have to say, I am a little sad that you aren't posting so much these days because I sure do love your posts and your photography!

RE: upside down coat, my littlest does that ALL.THE.TIME. ;)

quilt-n-mama said...

It looks like you had a blast! We haven't been to bass pro in a long time! We do like to go to Cabela's when we visit my parents because the kids think all the stuffed (real) animals are cool. I love the pictures!

Karin said...

There are lots of stuffed (real) animals at Bass Pro, too. I just couldn't get them in the pics because they were mounted higher than the kids. :)

soontobemomof9 said...

aahhh, your kids are SO cute! :) Looks like a lot of fun!

Lori said...

Oh wow! We have a Bass Pro close to us and I had no idea they had all that goin' on for Christmas. We'll definitely check it out!

"My mother hasn't had a hot meal in 15 years."

Madeleine said...

I just popped in here from Joy unspeakable.

All I can say is...THIS IS FANTASTIC!!

What a beautiful family! What a blessing! What hope!

I am praying and hoping that if God ever graces us with money again, ( one daughter got married and the tail end of the adoption in the same year. lol ) this is what we will do!


Thank you.

Madeleine said...

PS, I think our closest BassPro shop is in PA.

Didn't know they were that cool!

Gretchen said...

I just LOVE Christmas!

Looks like the kids had a great time.