So as usual we spent Christmas in California, about 5 days with my family then 5 days with Stephen's family.
The kids did great on the flight.
Alice was SO excited to fly.
She yelled "AIRPLANE!" about a hundred times at the airport.
Jane slept most of the flight and Alice watched movies.
We got to my parents' house pretty late and put the kids straight to bed.
When we got up in the morning Alice was super excited to see "The Christmas Room".
My parents went all out this year and Alice LOVED it.
Jane quickly went to work and earned herself the nickname "Janezilla"
She derailed the train more times than I can count while we were there.
And it wouldn't be Christmas without baking with Nana.
Cousins Haylee and Kalynn joined in the fun too.
Then add Great Grandma.
It was the big Cooney Christmas day which was ton of fun. Jane was passed around all day and did great with it.
My cousin Katelyn has a daughter about the same age as Alice and they instantly became best buds, which isn't surprising since Katelyn and I were best buds growing up too.
The next day we went to the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose.
Alice could have played there all day.
Making a corn husk doll.
Art with Nana.
The next day my parents took Alice and her cousin Kalynn ice skating.
Stephen and I were sure she would be out on the ice for like a minute and say "all done."
She had been going through a timid phase.
But thankfully we were wrong and she loved it!
My dad and Kalynn.
I took pictures and Stephen and Jane watched.
Like always, it was lots of fun.
Christmas Eve was pretty low key at my parents' house with just my grandparents over.
I got to work on our family tree some which is always interesting and fun.
My goal is to be able to give our kids a family tree that goes back at least 3 generations from each of mine and Stephen's parents.
Then it was on to Stephen's family...