|"I wanna hold him BY MYSELF!"|
|giving "frosty" a hug|
|watching the model train display|
|Waiting for the carousel, barely able to contain themselves|
|"I ride the carousel AGAIN!!!"|
|Avery & Grandpa Stephen! Caught Grandpa with a rare smile for the camera!|
|Ellie & her ostrich =)|
Then we had a few pretty chill days to just enjoy hanging out with family. Here are a few highlight pics...
Making rice krispie treat snowmen....
|or just eating the "dough"...who can blame her?!|
|showing off the finished product!|
They got a quick piano lesson from our friend Elise when she came to visit!
|they LOVED her "sleepy spider, awake spider" game|
and re-enacted it for days!
There were lots of laughs and shear triplet toddler silliness...
|Grandma's chair provided lots of entertainment because it spins and rocks!|
|The phone was a hot commodity too.|
|Silly Ellie! Trying on her new suit to go to the pool at Tracy's gym|
|goofing off with Tracy|
|cracking up with Grandma|
|more sweet sass! We were visiting the neighbors|
and Avery thought it was HILARIOUS to put spreadable goat cheese on
a slice of cheese...cheese on cheese...funniest thing ever!
|And of course everyone had to get in some good Grandma snuggles!|
On Christmas Eve Eve we headed out to connect with Michelle's extended family for dinner. I didn't get any pics, but the highlight for the kiddos was getting to see two horses! But here are some random cute pics of the kiddos from that night...
|Isaiah, aka future heart throb|
|our perfect cheeser showing off her light necklace|
|laughing at Uncle Matt|
|diving off the coffee table onto the couch of course|
|My best attempt at a cute posed xmas morning picture|
|that's a lot of gifts under the tree! Needless to say, it|
didn't all fit in the suitcases
|these little hat mitten combos from Jess were a big hit|
|"I want the pink piggie one!!"|
|They got Doc Mcstuffins memory game & Avery|
was using the thermometer card to "check my fever"
|Pink piggie & a new pink tutu!|
|Before dinner we walked up the street a bit|
to see the xmas decorations
|This place is intense! Even has a Santa|
movie projected on the window!
|lots to look at here|
|fly me Matt!|
|Realized I didn't have a pic in front of the tree. Of course by then they|
were all nakey and there was no talking them back into clothes!
All in all a very happy holiday in Chicago (minus the sleep issues)! Before we knew it, it was time for us to all fly south to connect with the Therriens for the rest of the holidays! If only our travels had gone smoothly...more on that soon!