Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Christmas in Ohio

Okay, I know Christmas has now come and gone, but I wanted to share some pics from our trip to Ohio to visit Keith's family. Keith's sister Robin and her kids, Dominic and baby Sophia, stayed with us at the grandparent's house for most of the week. Great-grandparents and aunts/uncles and cousins all came to visit too. We had a full house, especially with two 2-year-olds and a 3-month-old in the mix! :-)

A big THANK YOU to Ron and Darlene for being such wonderful hosts to us and working hard to make sure we felt welcome and cared for...even in the midst of the craziness! Love you guys!

The whole clan. Our family, Grandpa Ron, Grandma Darlene, Robin & Sophia, Chris & Dominic.

Our family Christmas photo for this year.

Robin & Chris's family photo.

Awww...a moment of love between cousins...in between fighting over toys and yelling "MINE!" :-)

A rare photo of Dominic actually looking at the camera!

Can you believe it?! Santa Claus actually stopped by our house! The kids were in awe, especially Maddie. We'd wanted to visit Santa at Macy's before we left for Ohio (Maddie's been obsessed looking at the photos of Macy and Ava with Santa on Allison's blog), but this was even better. (Side note: Notice the shiner on Maddie's eye? One of our first days there she slipped and whacked her face full-force on the side of the toilet! Then the next day she fell on the coffee table and split her lip. Poor girl. We joked they'd be calling Child Services on us by the time we got home!)

Grandma was a great sport and had fun wrestling with the kids. Notice where Dominic chose to sit?!!

Cutie pie Sophia! She is SUCH a good baby. Hardly ever makes a peep! :-)

A visit with great-grandpa Frank.

This Little People airplane was the HOT TICKET at the Frank house this year. You know how there's always that ONE toy that everybody fights over? This was it! Dominic carried it *everywhere* with him, just for safe keeping & protection from Maddie--he even took it to the bathroom and to bed with him at night! That's some serious dedication!

This was Maddie's new Little People toy...tractors are right up her alley! She loves to ride the tractor at Papa's house all the time, so now she has her own!

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