i'm working on a new years post but i still have some work to do before i publish it. still trying to figure out exactly what i want to focus on this year. anyway, christmas came and went with a visit from my mom and sister and i did not take a single picture during christmas. fail.
my mom and sister flew in on christmas eve and we went to church that night. just pretend that this is a picture of all of us all dressed up. if you look closely you can see avery's polka dot dress.
it was so nice to see them although avery was super cranky and clingy that week. alex even took to calling her "the bratty baby". charlie thinks that she just doesn't like sharing me with other people, but who knows. she was definitely teething; she just had two teeth pop through so maybe that had something to do with it. either way, she wasn't her usual happy self. and we also had freezing cold weather that week so i think everyone was starting to go a little nuts, being stuck in the house.
we opened presents christmas morning and aver got lots of nice things from everyone. charlie and i both worked wednesday and thursday of that week and took off on friday. so charlie and alex went skiing that day and mom and i took avery to the wow museum and then ran some errands at the mall and grocery store.
avery was completely mesmerized by all of the kids sprinting around the place. it was jam packed, i'm assuming because everyone was off work and looking for something to do with their kids. it's probably designed more for older kiddos but since i can take her for free for a few more months i'll probably to try and take her every once in a while before we have to start paying.
avery's showing off her hat that grandma made her. i had about a half a second to take that picture before she ripped that hat off her head.
on saturday we went to brunch before we had to take them to the airport. :(
we saw this face quite a bit this week.
after everyone left i finally got all of our christmas stuff taken down. i'm always so over all the decorations after christmas is over and i like to start the new year with a clean, uncluttered house. charlie went skiing again on new years even so avery and i had a fun day out since we knew everything would be closed on new years day. i took her to story time at barnes and noble where she say through four books (a miracle!) and then played with the lego and train tables for a long time. we actually stayed for over 2 hours before i finally dragged her away. after a nap we ate lunch at panera and then came home to hang out for the rest of the night. charlie and i didn't even come close to making it to midnight. despite the fact that he was adamant that we do so he fell asleep on the couch at 9 pm.
trains aren't just for boys.