Saturday, February 11, 2012

Christmas in February

I absolutely cannot believe I just found Christmas pictures on my camera. These pictures are from our vacation to Georgia - the first half. I'll post the second half in a separate blog. Only two months behind. Go me!

 Stephen and I were very anxious (i.e. nervous) to see how the kids did on this long drive. The last time we made the drive was about six months ago and as you know, kids change a lot in six months, so we weren't sure how much they were going to need to stop, or be entertained. Also, first trip to GA where Brianna is fully potty-trained, so we wanted to stop every 2 hours for her to go to the bathroom.

The trip went surprisingly well and we had a bunch of fun in the car! The kids were great at entertaining themselves and Brianna even helped herself to a morning nap, which wouldn't have happened at home.

Upon our arrival in Georgia, we settle in to open presents. It takes a while - Brianna and Hunter still aren't totally interested in presents and there are a lot to go through! But within a couple of hours we have opened all their cool new stuff!

We are still enjoying these awesome sticker activity books from Josh and Jenn. They are huge books with so many activities. It might be possible that I enjoy them more than the kids...

Hunter got his very own horse! This is the first toy like this for the kids, so Bri was excited to get it as well.

It doesn't get much better than your own table and chairs set!

Unless you get your own tea set to go with it!!

Within seconds, we have been invited to a tea party.

Hunter gets a huge tub of building blocks!

One thing the kids were old enough for this year was to go driving through Life University's "Lights of Life" display. It was gorgeous and the pictures don't do it justice. Brianna loved it of course, and so did I. There was so much to look at. Sorry some of the pictures are so dark - my camera is so old!

Granny and Granddaddy gave Brianna a gift card to Claire's for Christmas, so one day we took the opportunity to go to the mall and hit up Claire's. She had a ball picking out new stuff! In the end she picked out way more than the amount on the gift card so she had to go through everything and pick the things she loved the most. She ended up with a Barbie necklace, a 3-pack of bracelets, and a 3-pack of rings. She was so excited!! I loved shopping with her.


Jennifer Kirby said...

I love how these pictures are ordered so Bri starts out fully clothed and gradually winds up in her underwear. Haha! Great pictures. Love you!

Amanda said...

Oh yeah, that would be from her messy tea party. If she gets a drop of water on any of her clothes, they are coming off!!