Christmas at Poppi’s & Nonni’s house

The family enjoyed time at Poppi’s & Nonni’s house on Christmas day.

Kayli opens some presents.

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Savanna and Alexandria participated in Nonni’s ‘Amazing Race’-based scavenger hunt. They had to hunt for various dollar bills hidden in and around the house. Once found, there were sometimes certain activities that needed to be performed.

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Such as breaking a frozen dollar bill out of a block of ice and then drying it with a hair dryer.

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And using a GPS device to locate the next dollar via GPS coordinates.

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Alexandria had to lead a blind-folded Savanna around the house to locate the next bill.

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They had to sing ‘Jingle Bells’ on the front porch as loud as they could.


And the final act was to locate 142 ‘windows’ in the kitchen where a little chipmunk was peeking at the family for years. The girls targeted counting the rungs in the closet door and miraculously came up with the correct number – even though the number was originally designed to be obtained from the tiny holes under the shelves and cabinets.  They just happened to end up with the same number!


For all of their efforts, they won a puzzle lock box that required getting the ball to the proper location in the box to release the door – and ultimately the final prize – MONEY!