We spent a few days around Christmas at my parents house. Tiring, but wonderful. Emily & Rosalie play so intensely and constantly that they just completely exhaust themselves. The first night we tried out the "Festival of Lights" at our local ski area, which was fantastic! There was a wagon ride through woods and fields decorated with lights (sort of what you'd see in someone's front yard, but lots of them, and large) as well as little scenes. There was also a carnival set up with kids rides and games. It was well done, with lots of outdoor heaters to warm up by, and even fire pits where you could roast s'mores. All the kids loved it.
Mike & I and my parents took the older girls to the Christmas Eve service at the church I grew up in, which was lovely and included a time for the kids to go up front and hear a story. We saw some friends we hadn't seen in years - we always wish there was more time to catch up!
Twas the night before Christmas...
Left alone in her high chair, Adara managed to pull the box of cookies onto her tray. She had pulled the top off and was happily munching when we found her!
GG reading Emily a night night story.