Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Christmas Eve - Kesler Style

One of the many fun Kesler traditions is sled racing. Each person gets three Ande's mints, one Hershey's kiss, two large paper clips, a santa, and as much tape as s/he wants. Then everyone builds Santa's sled (the kiss is the pack of toys, of course!). As if that wouldn't be enough, we then race them. The winner gets a gift card. Yeah, we are serious here!

Behold Heidi and Phil's (losing) sleds:





















Here are all the sleds lined up ready for the races:


















Bradyn, Dan, and Aaron opening presents from cousins Gail and Butch














Morgann, Steve, and Meg (the dog who was an extremely good sport with Eden chasing her around saying - in an exceedingly high-pitch - "doggie, doggie, doggie!")















Other fun Kesler traditions included LOTS of yummy food, playing the chimes, and lots of laughing!

4 response(s):

Natalie-John+2 said...

O.k. I thought we had some pretty good Christmas traditions but this tops them all. How much fun. So who was the winner this year because I don't see the design flaw in yours or Phil's?!

Anonymous said...

How do you race them???

Wendy :)

Bamamoma said...

We have a piece of laminate board that is propped up on the couch, forming a great slide. Two sleds are selected and placed on the slide (behind a ruler). Each pair is raced three times and the best of three is put through to the next round while the loser is eliminated.

Morgann (Steve's wife) won. I won my first year but not so much since.

Alisha said...

Awesome tradition!