Monday, December 28, 2015

Elves at Gardner Village

Of course we had to hit up Gardner Village again this year to do the elf scavenger hunt.  The difference between this year and last year is that this year it was FREEZING, and last year I think the kids were running around without jackets on.  ha ha.  We took the train to Gardner Village, which is just two stops from where we got on.  There was a homeless guy on the train near us that looked like Santa.  Riley kept staring at him from her stroller so he started talking to Rob and pulled out a little teddy bear from his pocket and gave it to Riley.  Pretty fun. 

We got to Gardner Village and started finding the elves right away.  They are pretty cute and clever. 

The elf in this display was getting his beard trimmer.  I wish I had taken a picture of the sign in the back.  It told of the different beard styles he could get.  It was pretty funny.  

Of course, I had Rob take a picture in my favorite spot.  The flag wall.

This is my favorite display.  The kiss contest.  The kids are making their best kissing faces and the elves are making hershy's kisses.

There is a big bell that the kids can ring, and it is really loud.  Fortunately, the kids aren't strong enough to ring it very loud.

We stopped in at the bakery because we were cold.  So naturally, we had to buy some goodies to eat.

These elves are sewing santa hats. 

Sadie took this picture for us.  What you can't see is the Elf hiding in the arch above us holding mistletoe.  Oh well.  I still like the picture! :)

When we found all of the elves, we turned in our paper at the candy store and the kids got to pick out a piece of salt water taffy.  We watched the little machine that pulls the taffy for quite a while.  It is so fun to watch!

Since we only got to ride two stops on the train on the way there, we took a longer ride on the way back. We actually went all the way to the end of the line and then rode it back to our stop.  Riley loved it.

Zac loved it too, but was getting tired.

And I got to sit by Sadie.

I had some pretzels and handed them out to these little birdies.

Here we are waiting in the cold for the train.  Poor Rob.  We all had hats and gloves, but he had to suffer through without.