Will is likely giving himself an extension to Christmas break as he has been in bed much of the day with a sore throat, headache and low-grade fever. My to-do list will still get done because things could get worse...I could get this virus going around and if that occurs, I must be prepared.
Thankfully, we made it through the holidays in great health and enjoying every second of family gatherings, Paige turning 13, the new year, and plenty of quiet family time. Okay, sometimes it's loud. Let's just call it family time. Here are some pictures, starting with Paige's birthday gift which was taking a friend to the Jingle Bash concert. It was a BLAST that I probably enjoyed too much as a grown woman.
We gave her a traditional family party closer to her birthday. She kept busy with pet sitting and babysitting over break - a sure sign she is getting older.
|I love love that Olivia is in every one of my birthday pictures of Paige! :)|
We had our first cousin sleepover with Olivia part of the gang at the Fox's house. We decorated Christmas cookies and watched Christmas movies like Elf and Frozen Fever. Olivia bailed for her own bed at bedtime (I mean, I can't blame her...beds are better), but it was a fun way to kick off break.
|Let's just say the cookies weren't professional-worthy. Sweet...yes.|
|First you spread the frosting on...then you scrape it off and lick it.|
Our Christmas celebrations were wonderful on both sides of the family, but...hello...never really took a good group shot at either celebration! Enjoy these general Christmas photos of present opening and a family pic with our new selfie stick!
|Fashion! (PS: Cole did NOT wear an Oswego jersey on Christmas. He brought it. To put on after everyone saw him wearing something nice. Which totally doesn't count.)|
New Year's Eve was our traditional gathering here with a friendly competition throughout the evening to pass the time until midnight....
|Candy Cane transfer round. This pro did 3 at a time!|
|Our very own ball-drop! Kids work on this every year and it is so great!|
|Selfie station! --With cousin Tim|
|With Eggers cousins|
I didn't think to take pictures of us lounging around in PJs watching movies...but that's how we spent much of break. I did take pictures of an outing to an arcade/mini golf and a winter hike. No sledding this break, as the weather was rainy or ice stormy.
|Shooting games :(|
|We got lost. No joke. Had to make an unscheduled lunch stop when we found our way back because by that time, everyone was STARVING!|
|Here's to a healthy and happy 2016!|