Playing catch up to share memories I never blogged about.. here’s Christmas 2013.
We celebrated Christmas a few days early at home with my family, and then packed up our kids and headed north for Christmas. It takes about 16 hours with two kids between eating, potty breaks, and etc. Our kids were great travelers on the trip up. Everyone was feeling sick on the way home, so that trip was pretty miserable.
We had a great time spending Christmas up north. Chris’s family always goes all out for Christmas and we leave feeling so blessed. I’m so glad I married into such a wonderful family. My babies are lucky and get to grow up with a pretty great family–on both sides. We loved spending time with family, playing in the snow, and teaching Toby to roll over, among many other things.
Here are some scenes from our trip up north.
Milk + Cookies for Santa + reindeer carrots
Cuties on Christmas Morning
Furiously ripping into presents. Everything she opened, she responded with “it’s just what I wanted.” So sweet.
“It’s just what I wanted”
Big boy chillin’
Tobes learned to roll over on this trip, at 3 months old
Grandma Painting Elodie’s toenails
Grandma & her babies
Toby & Grandpa
Elodie and Daddy playing in the 4 inches of show
Family Snow Angels
Anyone else missing Christmas already? Although.. I’m glad the weather is starting to warm up! Never mind, let’s hit the beach!
Trying to play catch up.. so here’s a throwback to November 2013.
Elodie’s third birthday was back in November. I was still on maternity leave, so a stay-at-home-mom friend and I took the kiddos to the aquarium for Elodie’s actual birthday. We love the aquarium, so any excuse to go is a good one. We had not taken Elodie in a while and she is at a great age to really enjoy it. Momma had a fun day with her babies looking at the fish.
Shark Bait ready for the aquarium–Toby at a month and a hafl
Elodie + Ezra
My sweet babies
For her party, since Toby was born at the end of September, I knew I wouldn’t have the energy to plan an elaborate party. We decided to have it at a favorite spot of ours, an indoor playground with inflatables called Catch Air. This place took care of everything for us–all we needed to do was show up & bring cake.
My 3 year old ready to party!
The kids played hard for about an hour and a half, which included a dance party with Dora! Once the playing was done we sang & ate pizza, snacks and cake.
Dance party with Dora
Elodie + Dora
Cake for the Princess
Happy Birthday To You!
I think most little kid birthday parties are enjoyed more by the adults who attend, especially when they can get on all the equipment and play right along with the babes. Here’s Chris going down a slide with another little girl who was there.
I can’t believe my baby girl is already 3 years old. She’s growing right up into a beautiful, smart, funny, energetic & loving little girl. I’m so thankful for her. Love you, princess!