Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas with the Conners!

As has become tradition, we stopped over in Indy on our way to Evanston to spend a night and a day with the Conners!  We got in around 1 Friday night/Saturday morning, but Katie had everything all set up for us and we went right to bed!  On Saturday morning our boys started the day early!  But Paige, Lexi and Caleb joined us soon enough, and we had SUCH a good time!!!  We had breakfast, got dressed, and then we exchanged presents!  We gave the kids fun hooded towels!
Lexi the Butterfly
Paige the Princess
Caleb the Frog
I am pretty proud of myself because as into Christmas as Jackson was this year in terms of making a list and hoping Santa brought him toys, he was pretty excited to give presents when we saw our friends!  I just love the looks on Jackson and Paige's faces as they exchange presents :)
Graham was ready to go at it!
Caleb was pretty sweet with Graham--it was adorable to watch!
Lexi holding Baby Graham
And, Paige holding Baby Graham!  We have a similar picture of her holding Jackson four years ago when she was two and Jackson was just a couple months old!
We also have a picture similar to this one of Jackson with this blanket in the background :)
Two helpers getting Graham changed and dressed ;)

After playing with new toys for a bit, we got the kids situated with lunch, and then Katie and I got to go out by ourselves for lunch and a couple of errands.  It was SO nice!  I am so thankful our husbands were happy to hang out with the kids at home so we could have some rare time together :)  We were able to hang out at the house some more before we hit the road around 4 to head to Evanston.  It was too short of a visit, as always, but SO fun!!!

We got to Mom and Dad's and Uncle Larry and Aunt Michelle were already there and just about to go pick up Lou Malnati's for dinner.  If Mom can't be there to welcome us home, at least there is yummy pizza?  We did head to the hospital to see her right after dinner.  It was REALLY good to get to see her and know we would be able to visit for a while.

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