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Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas: Round 2

We took a day after Round 1 to clean, do laundry, pack, and basically recover before heading out on the road Tuesday to go to Baytown for Christmas with Matt's family.


We even made record time! Less than four hours to get there WITH kids! We didn't stop once! Excuse my excitement, but this was a major accomplishment.

There were so many presents, but Avery and Landon wasted no time tearing into them. Okay, so it was mostly Avery doing the tearing, but Landon had fun watching. And chewing on boxes. We were SO thankful for each gift; our families are so thoughtful!








We got the kids to bed pretty early, and Matt and his dad had a Kinect party while I crashed on the couch at 9:30 pm. I was obviously exhausted because I didn't wake up until 9 in the morning. (Thank you Landon for sleeping in!)

Wednesday was a fun day of playing with new toys and just generally hanging out. We went and visited Matt's friend Adam that afternoon and got to meet Adam and Melissa's precious baby girl, Edie. And I took no pictures! Argh!



Matt and I taught his parents how to play Bohnanza after the kids were in bed, and his mom totally beat all of us. I won't be so nice next game :) I also joined in on the Kinect Adventure and Fruit Ninja fun. I'm a little sore today. That's kinda sad.

On Thursday we got to go to Moody Gardens in Galveston! Ava and Carrie joined us, and we all had a blast seeing the Aquarium and Rainforest pyramids. The Imax Bugs movie was a little bit of a downer, but it gave the girls a good nap, haha.

Avery just adores Ava and copies everything she does!

Hooray for the Moby Wrap! No strollers for us!

Shark tank! Aaah!

Matt was a trooper and carried the pink backpack all day.

Silly girls!




The Rainforest Pyramid was a little, uh, humid.




Carrie's fiance (and Ava's dad), Bubba, came over on Thursday night and we made crockpot hot chocolate. That stuff is SO. GOOD.

Nene's girls


We've had a really nice visit this week, and I hate that we only get to come down here every few months. I wish we all lived closer!

And now we're just waiting for Avery to wake up from her nap so we can go to Ross and Tiff's house for our annual roommate New Year's Eve extravaganza!

1 comment:

joyceandnorm said...

I'm tired just reading all of this from the last post and this one.

...that pink backpack!

...the butterfly!

LOL!

Happy New Year!