We, as the people in the picture posted above, celebrated Christmas at my mother's house yesterday. As tradition dictates we began the day taking pictures with Christmas Trees Around the World at the Meijer Garden's.
Awe. It's my baby! All growing up! Did you know, that at her 5.5month well child visit this past Tuesday she weighed 15lbs 13oz? She scored in the 97th% for height, 60th% for weight. Crazy!
Bragging aside and back to the pictures, the train completely enamored Adalynn. She followed it around the rooms...
And then, whatta treat, Mr. Fred Meijer himself presented, reading "The Night Before Christmas".
Very special, Very sweet. Something about grandpas reading to grandchildren.
Unfortunately Mr. Fred talked quite quiet, and Adalynn started talking, fussing, and generally being obstinant.
Following story time came, wait for it...., presents. Very pretty dress, Adalynn. And very nice, useful presents everyone.
Henry and Amy, Megan and Henry John presented Travis and I with some interesting looking boxes screwed together from plastic deck wood. Amy discovered what looks like an awesome way to grow potatoes in towering boxes. We're (well, I'm) extremely excited for potato growing this spring. Rock on!