Ben changed after work and Hank saw what he was wearing and immediately changed to dress like him. I'm thankful for how much these kids adore their dad.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
December is already a pretty full month, but as I was looking through my pictures I found a few random photos that had nothing to do with Christmas and everything to do with things that brought me joy... so I decided to add a thankfulness post for December!
Hank went sledding down our icy steps. I love how adventurous this kid is and how much he loves to play outside. Thankful for his spirit.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
We took a plane to Atlanta (our first time all flying together!) which went very smoothly and then rented a car and drove the rest of the way to Panama City. The tickets were WAY cheaper this way (thank you Mimi!), but the 5 hour drive we had in a tiny rental car definitely sounded better in theory. We were all ready to be in Florida after the first hour and it was hard coming up with stuff for the kids to do with the limited resources I had (you can't pack the same for a road trip when your first leg is spent flying)!
Sunday, December 25, 2016
We opened presents Christmas morning before heading to Florida. The kids had a blast and it was so fun having all of our presents in one place and getting to see them open everything at once.
A few of the favorites...
June got a frozen power wheel, frozen bike, peppa pig toys and a few other random things.
Hank got hot wheels, a gun that shoots out cars, a zipline, a computer, and a go pro.
Lucy got an american girl doll, jewlery, a claire's gift card and a barbie dream house.
The kids all got stockings from Santa and Santa also brought a bounce house that was all set up and ready to jump on that morning in the basement!
We also got a few memberships - one to the Akron Childrens Museum, one to Stan Hywet and one for an overnight at a waterpark hotel.
A few videos from Christmas morning...a
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Since we didn't go to Indy for Christmas (we flew out of Akron Christmas Day), Ben's family came out to see us the couple days before Christmas. We had so much fun celebrating Christmas with them and checking out a few of the fun things in Akron. We went ice skating, down an ice slide and opened presents. Thankful we got to see a few of the Wehners at Christmas time!
Lucy got a Barbie Dream House, karaoke machine, and a few games...
Hank got a zipline, lego set, and a few action figure guys...
June got some playdough, a frozen bike and a few games as well....
After the Wehners left, we headed to Christmas Eve church at Grace. It was an awesome time with our family celebrating a tradition I have done since I was a little girl. Sitting in church with Lucy and Hank was not that awesome (they both got pretty squirmy), but we still had fun celebrating Christmas Eve as a family. I wanted to make my grandma's traditional italian sausage and green pepper dish but between the visitors and packing and present wrapping we ran out of time and we ended up just eating a cheese tray for dinner!