It's funny because she screams when we put her in her car seat to go anywhere, but when we are home she loves to play in it.
When we don't travel for breaks we try to plan something fun to do in Virginia. Today, we went to Fredericksburg. It was a great time. We didn't get to go to the Apothecary like we wanted, but we did see the Confederate Graveyard and the slave auction block, among many cool stores.
Playing with Troy
The name of this Tattoo parlor cracks me up.
"You'll shoot your eye out!" Great Christmas Story display.
Our poor cat, Tootsie, developed a fast growing oral tumor which resulted in us having to have her put to sleep. While she never really took to Angelo or the kids, it is still very sad to lose her, especially after we have had her for 10 years. Luckily it happened the Monday before Christmas so the kids had many distractions from it. RIP Tootsie.
Rosalie and Tootsie 2011
This has been one of our best Christmases yet! The kids are at such fun ages and it was Cici's first Christmas. The kids absolutely loved all of their gifts and are so thankful.
With Their Stockings
Cici Loves This Princess Toy Santa Brought Her
The Boys Watching Star Wars Rebels
Rosalie with her new field hockey stick that Santa brought her.
This is one of Troy's favorite gifts! His state flags, all 50 plus one for D.C.
I hope Cici grows to love field hockey too!
Since we don't get to see family on Christmas we space presents from relatives out so it becomes an all day event.
Cici relaxing on Troy's new body pillow
In Her New Outfit
Peepa made this to display Troy's helmets with wood from Uncle Rick's forest!
Looking Through Their New Microscope And Hoping For A Clear Night Tomorrow To Use Their New Telescope.
Troy and Daddy set up the state flags where they would be located on a map.
Cici is so cute dancing with this Elmo
Such a great Christmas!
Santa left these for the kids.
She loves the Elsa hat from Aunt Trish, the funny thing is how it blends right in with her hair color.
We had a great Christmas Eve and the kids did great in their Nativity play at church. Unfortunately, I just got video, no pictures. Troy was a king and Rosalie was the Star Angel. It was adorable. I am so excited for the morning though! Santa came and the kids are going to love it!
Sprinkling Reindeer food and magic to help them fly around the yard.
Opening Their Gift From Each Other
Troy's friend, Addison, had a Christmas party with a guest appearance from Santa Claus! The kids had so much fun, between the hot chocolate bar, Christmas charades, and they got to hit Santa with southern snowballs. (tissue paper.)
Troy absolutely loves what Santa gave him.
Throwing Snowballs at Santa
They did a Nativity play at Rosalie's preschool and she was Mary! She did such a great job and is really going to miss school these next two weeks.
Rosalie with her two teachers, Ms. Suzie and Ms. Shell.
Rosalie With Her Friends
She's not fully walking everywhere, but does often take 1 or 2 steps.
A family game of Wii Bowling, I don't think the head wrap helped Troy's game.
We just love them! Troy spent the night Friday. Rosalie had a friend's birthday party Saturday then we did Christmas with Kellie and Brian.
Aubrey's Frozen Themed Birthday Party
Christmas With Kellie and Brian
We had Christmas with Kellie and Brian and they asked all of us to be in their wedding, we are so honored. Kellie asked me to be her Maid of Honor, Troy the Ring Bearer, Rosalie and Cici Flower Girls, and Angelo a Groomsmen. We are so honored to help them on their day!
Asking Rosalie to be her flower girl.
Asking Troy to be her ring-bearer
Our Elf Yourself Video