Well! We finally got our new camera! Just in time for holidays. I'll admit I could have been sharing pictures last week, but I was tired from busy Christmas stuff and this week, I have been in a very relaxed, lazy mood...and Ben has one new sock (knitting instead of blogging)
On with the photos...A little fuzzy but otherwise a great family picture. This was a few days before Christmas.
I should note that we had a great dinner at my Auntie Diane's house with Papa's side of the family the day before GG Mary's, but didn't have any pictures from it. Rest assured, it was a great evening...a lot like ones I remember when I was little...full of people, kids running around and lots of laughter and noise. We were a bit worried that the girls would be shy amongst so many people, but we had a plan. We got there early, brought a lot of colouring books and a comfy blanket and that seemed to help. We only had one tantrum the whole night, when Sam wanted a chair that she had previously had and left...she got over it though...the promise of presents and petting my cousin's pet hedgehog (for real!...cute cute!).
Christmas Eve we spent at Gram and Grandpa's house. A nice, quiet evening...Sam had thrown up a bit early in the morning and we were worried that we were in for a long Christmas, but though she was quiet and a bit tired, she was fine and much better the next day. Katie got the Zu Zu pets she'd asked for for Christmas. I'm not sure if she really knew what she was asking for (I think she got the idea from a school friend) but they are little motorized hamster type "pets". It's amazing that I haven't taken the batteries out yet. (ha ha) Sam got some tiny My Little Ponies that have been a big hit with both girls.