Sunday, January 23, 2011

Christmas Vacation Recap

Christmas vacation was great because James got nearly a month off school. In a matter of a few weeks we slept at 8 different homes of family & friends. That is not to mention all the people we went to visit during the day, like James' grandparents & my little sister, who just had a baby. We also attended weddings & receptions of people in both our families. It was honestly fun & exhausting! All 3 of us got terribly sick by the end. Below are a few of the highlights.

My sister, Becky took us to the Tucson Zoo. It was warm & MaryKate loved it!

Of all the cool animals at the zoo, the ducks were hands down her favorite.
Align CenterShe loved spending time with so many cousins! They were so much fun!

Did I mention the best part of vacationing in AZ? Warm weather & no snow! MaryKate would have loved to swing at the park all day everyday.

On Christmas Eve after her bath, we let her open one gift:
her new pajamas! She was so excited!

We know she looks like a boy in her Elmo pajamas, but we couldn't help ourselves. She LOVES Elmo! All night we could hear her giggling & pointing out Elmo on herself.

One of her many fun gifts was a stroller for her baby dolls, but of course she wanted to put Elmo in the stroller instead. It was so much fun spending Christmas with James' family!

Kaylyn, my little sister, had a baby a week before Christmas. So of course we had to go see her pretty little Liana. Here are the proud, very tired parents.

Lastly, MaryKate had over 30 hours in the car on this trip. So below is a little video of MaryKate talking in the car. I like to quiz her on words to keep her from going crazy. She can say tons of words now, all the animal sounds, & is chatting all day long
(even though some of it is still incomprehensible).


Zach and Sarah said...

Very cute. My favorite is the big smile she got on her face when she said Ben and Becca and Gma and Gpa.

Becca said...

We made the video! We love that kid!