Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Eve

We had a blast with the Turner's (Shawn, Monique, Maya and Macy) and Davis' (Brandon, Julia, Wyatt and Gresham) on New Year's Eve with all the kids (2 infants and 4 2-3 year olds). So fun! After lots of playing, we fed the kids, and then an early countdown where the kids all looked at us like we were crazy. Kids were asleep by 9pm, we were asleep by 11pm.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas 2011

Given the girls LOVED all things Christmas this year, it was a special time. We were lucky to have Grammommy and Gramps visit for a whole week. Here are some photos and videos that capture a few highlights -- gifts from G&G upon arrival (you'd think it was already Christmas), a visit from Santa at the house (huge hit), Christmas morning gift opening (bounce house, doll houses, princess dresses, tutus, crafts, voice changer, legos, lincoln logs, etc), spending time outside on Christmas eve and day, museum visits, and a trip to Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg (water park, bowling, arcade). Plus, terrible napping...go figure!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fun at ChuckECheese

The girls always have something new and different to do. Today they went to ChuckECheese and had a blast on the rides, playing the games and enjoying their prizes (a straw, among other things).

Monday, December 12, 2011

Fun-Filled Holiday Weekend

This weekend was a blast! Friday, we went to the National Harbor with Amy, Bo and Clara. We met a cow, picked up balloons and peeps hats and then met Amy and Clara for dinner. Afterwards we headed over to the Gaylord resort to meet Bo for the tree lighting show with characters from Disney's Madagascar, an indoor snowfall, train ride, and picture with Santa. The girls did great with Santa; it was the same Santa we met last year. Evelyn made friends with a few penguins (look behind Evelyn in second picture above; they played peek-a-boo with her for at least 5 cute).

Saturday we hung out at the house in the morning and then had a sitter to go to a holiday party at Belle Haven Country Club that evening. It was pretty over-the-top. Yum food, lots of drinks, dancing, etc. So fun.

Sunday, we had swimming. The girls are so relaxed in the pool! You can't dare touch them if they are swimming with a noodle. We grabbed a pizza lunch and headed back for naps (wait, they didn't nap!). That evening we went to the Bull Run Festival of Lights, which is 2.5 miles of lights and then a holiday village at the end. We saw Santa and went on a hay ride. So fun!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

The girls and their friends (Charlotte and Mackenzie) drove to the metro, and then took the train to the airport. They had a blast going up and down the escalators, watching the planes, riding the metro, and enjoying lots of hugging in between.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Neighborhood Holiday Party

I was suckered into becoming the neighborhood social chair, so my first call of duty was to host the annual holiday dinner, which was held on Friday, December 2nd. Close to 100 people came, including Santa (which the girls were terrified of). We had hams, turkeys, huge cake and lots of side dishes. We even made crafts -- reindeer food was a huge hit and we put it out nightly for the reindeer on our porch. I think everyone had a good time. Here are a few bad pictures.

Monday, December 5, 2011

River Farm

The girls love their new friends (Charlotte and Mackenzie). Angela met their Mommy at the park and connected her with their nanny, Lindsey. So they all get together for park outings and craft play dates. Last week they went to Mount Vernon and a nearby playground where Sylvia pushed them all on the merry-go-round. Charlotte and Mackenzie are identical twins! I've been running with their Mom at 5am! What fun! Gotta love all that PINK!