|My mom had our room all ready for us when we arrived! |
(Not Pictured: Henry's Bed)
The day after we arrived in town, we got to go see Todd, Jeanine, and Emmett in their new house. It was so nice to see them and all of the other family that gathered for brunch.
|There was snow on the ground by Todd and Jeanine's (and there wasn't in Evanston), |
so we stopped to let the boys play for a few minutes.
|Emmett and Todd|
|You can't really tell i n this picture, but Jeanine will be having a baby girl any day now!|
|Emmett has Legos, too!|
|The cousins took a little break from playing to pose for a photo.|
The next day was Christmas Eve!
We spent the day at Matt's parents house and visited with them and with Aunt Betty and Dianne.
|Oliver helped Grandma make the dressing.|
|Henry and Aunt Betty|
|Henry and Grandpa Jennings|
|Henry and Dianne|
Then we headed back to my mom's for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner.
|My mom made these cute little reindeer ornaments as place card holders!|
|Melissa and Dan|
|Dinner was wonderful!|
And then...Christmas morning!
|One of Henry's favorite gifts--a laptop!|
|Oliver's Nabi 2-- a kid friendly tablet!|
|After opening presents and eating breakfast, we got dressed |
to head over to Matt's parents house.
|It snowed on Christmas morning! A quick stop to play on the way to the car.|
|The cousins showed each other some of their new stuff!|
|Getting Ready for Christmas Dinner--Grape juice in wine glasses made it extra special!|
|Aren't they cute?|
With Christmas so early in the week, we had lots of time for more fun before we returned to Georgia.
|The Art Institute|
|All Tuckered Out|
|Zoo Lights! (Lincoln Park Zoo)|
|Sledding at Lovelace|
|We went early in the morning and avoided the crowds.|
|Brunch with Grandpa Jim and Grandma Kathy|
|Wii with Owen, Lauren, and Justin|
|Legos with Justin|
|We did not coordinate on purpose. ;)|
Happy New Year, everyone!