Our first bit of fun after Christmas Day was a visit from the Greats - Aunt B and Uncle C! The were headed to the Gulf and stopped by to spoil the girls with some great holiday loot:
It was near nap time and honestly, I'm sure Aunt B and Uncle C were ready to hit the road after the tantrums the girls pitched - I think we can all agree the holidays don't bring out the best in everyone ALL the time. Thank goodness that after naps my sweet girls were back to themselves and we were off for more fun! Thank you Greats of all the fun toys!
Aunt Holly came the next afternoon and manicures were in order for all the wee girlies in the house - so much fun! Catherine Ellis is quite spoiled by manis and pedis as Meme treats her to them most every time they see each other! Holly also treated Catherine Ellis to some arts and crafts items - markers, coloring sets and a dry eraser tracing set to practice tracing her ABC's - thank you Aunt Holly!
Saturday we headed to the McWane Center for the Winter Wonderland and Clifford the Dog exhibit again - so much fun and this time Daddy was in tow so the trip was much less stressful! We can't wait to go back for an IMAX movie and some popcorn (the real reason CE wants to see a movie!).
Sunday night we did one of our favorite Sunday Funday traditions - pizza at Davenports! Yummy! After getting our tummies full we headed to Zoolight Safari at the Birmingham Zoo. This year Caroline could walk and really enjoy the lights - she had a blast! It was very cold, but we enjoyed the lights, a train ride, merri-go round ride and snow! Lots of fun!
New Years Day we had lunch with the Pop, Gran and Carrigon and a very lazy afternoon - just what we needed as we prepared for Daddy to head back to work the next day. The girls and I had one more day together to play and chill before reality came aknockin'.
I'm so very, very thankful for such a wonderful, relaxing, family and friend filled holiday. It truly was one of the best Christmas' we've had! I know they will keep getting better and better as the girls get older and understand more, but there is something about seeing Christmas through the awe and wonder-filled eyes of little ones. May we never grow weary of the awe and wonder that Jesus offers us each day of our time here on earth.