We started our festivities with a trip to the zoo to see Santa. Braving the pouring rain, with a very cranky Quinn & minimally cooperative Remy, we set out to get the requisite "kid photo with Santa" checked off the list. Luckily for us the rain stopped just as we pulled into the parking lot. Not so luckily, Quinn's mood spiraled downward & he absolutely freaked out at the sight of the man in red. The photo op was scrapped & we set out to visit the animals instead. Turns out a rainy day is the perfect time to actually see the animals.
|Those elusive Lions out in the open.|
|Remy loves wearing Daddy's hat.|
|One of my very favorite ornaments... from Quinn's first Christmas.|
|Old man Dewey stayed underfoot to help.|
|Christmas Eve story-time with Daddy|
|Thank you Grandma for the cute matching PJ's!|
|Santa's helpers had a lot of work to do... assembling & wrapping & making magic happen.|
|Two very excited little boys on Christmas morning|
|Of course the $2.00 flashlights were the biggest hit!|
|Super Quinn & his magic cape.|
|Thank you Uncle Chris... Quinn loves his game.|
|One of our new traditions... homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.|
|Remy asked Santa for a BIG piggy bank.|
The rain finally stopped the day after Christmas, so we packed up and went to the free-range dog park. A bit of sunshine, exercise & lots of mud made for happy boys & dog.
|Quinn's plans for going off-road are thwarted again.|
|My new favorite photo.|
A big thank-you to Noni & Poppi for our membership to the Discovery Museum. That place is amazing! So much to explore & do... kept two little boys entertained for hours.
And life goes on... Happy New Year!