|I'm gonna get you!|
Tonight was the Pennypickle's Workshop Winter Wonderland. We scrounged up all the pennies we could find so we could take Kyle to this fun event...and boy did Kyle have FUN! =) Upon arriving you bought tickets. 1 ticket = $1 Everything is then paid for in tickets. We bought 15 tickets, and we had a lot of fun with that $15 tonight!
The first thing we did was take a family photo. Which was downloadable online. Let me know if you would like a copy, and I can email it. It didn't turn out as great as I had hoped, but we don't have many photos of the 3 of us because Josh is always the one taking the photos, haha! So, I will be happy with what we got. ;o)
|Josh, Beth, and Kyle ~ Dec 2011|
After our photo I asked Kyle if he wanted to meet the Snow Princess, and he said yes....so off we went. She was hidden away in a secret tent, where she individually meets with each family. She gives each child a snowflake with a secret message on it. Kyle's message was "You won a prize!" So, Kyle won a cute little pin that says "imagine Temecula". He thought that was pretty neat, and we promptly pinned it on his winter vest. ;o)
Next we stood in line for the SNOW! Yes, they had a machine that made real snow. Kyle got to throw snowballs, and we even built a miniature snowman. (And I really mean miniature, lol)
|Would you like to throw one too?|
Kyle has been asking to play in the snow ever since our visit to Tucson this month. Mt. Lemmon was covered in snow, and he wanted to go play so bad! We promised him we would take him to play in the snow in California...and we delivered that promise tonight. ;o)
After our snow play, Josh took our picture with this cute sled that was playing music, had all kinds of lights and moving parts. In fact the whole sled was moving around. Pretty neat science experiment made by Mr. Pennypickle. ;o)
They had a special "kids only" shop...where children under the age of 10 years old can go in and pick out a present for Mom and Dad for the cost of 5 tickets. We weren't allowed in there...Kyle did this all on his own! But what I heard them say was that they had examples out of each gift, and the child would pick what they wanted to "buy"....and they had wrapped ones all ready for the children to take (so that Mom and Dad don't know what it is, of course!). Kyle came out of the room beaming with the biggest smile and handed me the gift that he chose. I could tell he was so proud of himself for getting us something for Christmas. In fact, he feel asleep in the car just before we pulled into the driveway...but the first thing he said when we got in the house was, "Where is the present?" He wanted to put it under the tree....and he did. Then he said, "You will wonder what it is going to be. It is fragile." What a sweet boy!
|Here Mommy, I picked this for you and Daddy...it's a surprise!|
We ended the night by getting a small bag of home baked cookies with our last 2 tickets, in which Kyle enjoyed munching on while Josh and I had our free glass of wine at Lorimar Winery. (We are members there, so we get a free glass every visit...and we also get free tasting for our guests.) So, if you are ever in town.... ;o)
Kyle had so much fun! When we got in the car he immediately said, "I want to go there again." The next adventure will be ice skating! They have an outdoor ice rink that opened up tonight, and it brings back memories of when I lived in Salzburg, Austria. Josh has never been ice skating before...so it will be so fun to take both of my boys for their first time! What a charming little town, I just love living here!!!