Monday, January 23, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

Violet + Stove = Love

Violet's sister also loved the fire. Bailey stayed with us for a week over Christmas break while her family was out of town, and they were either tearing around playing or crashed right there in the living room. Adorable, right?

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Day After Christmas

One of the great things about Christmas is that long stretches of it are spent much like this:
Off camera, the adults are all in another room in conversation. Amazing, right? The correct set of presents can free up hours of good talking time! On the day after Christmas we took advantage of this effect to collapse with our coffee in the corner of the house, ceding every available inch to the children's various pursuits.
Well, we didn't all retreat. Grampa got pretty caught up into making a fort with Kira. I would say that she roped him in, but that wouldn't quite be true--I'm pretty sure he had as much fun as she did. I regret I didn't take a picture of the final product; suffice to say that it was twice as big and covered in scarves! Happy New Year, Grampa--we love you!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Gramma & Papa Al

Before Christmas we traveled to Athens to spend a day with Gramma & Papa Al. Special snacks, presents, wonderful lunch--it was a perfect day! Before we left we tried to get a good picture, but were stymied somewhat by the children's high spirits...
Kira and Papa Al sure turned out for the last photo, though, huh? If only we could edit the others out! Happy New Year, Gramma & Papa Al--we love you!