After Christmas, we were treated to the best zoo trip ever. My friend Connie was in town with her daughter Alexa. In November, Connie's 5-month-old son Grant lost his battle with brain cancer. Giraffes have become Granty's mascot and I feel like I see them everywhere now. Connie's cousin arranged for us to have our own private tour of the St. Louis Zoo, including a chance to feed the giraffes! Jack and Patrick were so excited to join Alexa on this fun adventure!
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
We actually had a nice holiday season this year. It was not too hectic. Some days leading up to Christmas were quite relaxing and we spent time playing at home. One day, Patrick used all the colorful blocks to build this:
We chose a Christmas tree together one Saturday afternoon. We got it home, Jim put the lights on it, and the kids helped decorate it. Then, it fell over. Oops. Luckily, we were able to pick it back up and put it back in the tree stand (more securely this time). It didn't fall again!
Christmas morning was fun! Jack woke up first and came into our bed for a while. Jim eventually took Jack downstairs to watch some t.v. while his younger brothers and I slept. When Patrick and Charlie (finally) woke up, the real fun began! The boys were excited to see their presents. Jack asked for a bridge for his Lionel train set, and got it! Patrick asked for a cookie, and got it! Charlie wasn't really interested in presents and ended up opening most of them in the days that followed.
Later in the morning, we went to Grandma and Grandpa's house for brunch.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Yes, it is February and I am just now posting Thanksgiving pictures. There are also pictures from Cecilia's Baptism, which was Thanksgiving weekend. I figured I needed to post them before their second child is Baptized. Yep! David and Melanie are expecting baby # 2!!!!
We went to Jim's parents' house for brunch on Thanksgiving morning. Jim's sister and her family came in town, so were were able to get a family picture with everyone!
Me with my awesome mother-in-law:
On Sunday, Cecilia was Baptized. I was honored to be her Godmother. My mom made her Baptismal gown.