Christmas at Home

28 12 2014

This is the first year with kids that we did not do any significant traveling during or after Christmas. It was fun to continue some family traditions and start new ones.

This was our third year spending a night at the National Harbor with kids. We stayed on Saturday December 21st, it was cold that weekend!

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The kids love the National Children’s Museum, which unfortunately will be moving next year into DC

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Pretending to sleep at the Moving and Grooving show

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Lots of fake food, shopping and cash register fun

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Fun holiday décor and shopping around the harbor

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A visit to the National Gaylord Hotel

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Watching the colorful fountain show

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First trip to a Build-A Bear Workshop

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Swimming and playing at the hotel

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We also went to a Pops concert at the Rockville Civic Center this year- they played Frozen music!

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We had a couple visits to the doctor around the holidays thanks to a flu/cough virus going around!

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We went to the early Candle light service at Church on Christmas Eve

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And then had our annual Christmas Eve dinner with Griffin and his parents and grandparents. This year we met at one of our favorite restaurants The Grilled Oyster

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The kids left cookies, milk and a note for Santa

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They got a lot of great toys this year.

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Clothes from Mimi and Gaga and Aunt Anissa and Mike

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Playdoh from Aunt Meri and Uncle Scott

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An airplane and a Peekaboo Elmo from Mimi and Gaga

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Pajamas from Grandma and Grandpa

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Cars and Belle dressups from Aunt Gigi and Uncle Carl

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The kids were very excited, so much so that Amelia had a little accident on the rug and we had to roll it up for cleaning!

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We paused for a yummy egg casserole and cinnamon roll breakfast

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Henry enjoyed Amelia’s gifts as much as his own

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A doodle bear from Aunt Anissa and Uncle Mike

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This was the first year that we felt the kids played really well together with all of their new toys. It was so fun to see them learning how to entertain each other.

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Tea party set from Aunt Gigi and Uncle Carl

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Cash register from Mimi and Gaga

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Downstairs to open stockings

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It was a warm Christmas Day so we went to the park too

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We enjoyed yummy ham for Christmas Dinner before heading over to Owen’s house for a party

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We took advantage of the day after Christmas being a federal holiday this year and went to Baltimore to the Science Museum.

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On Saturday and Sunday we saw a very fun toddler play at Imagination Stage called “Inside Out” and also enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather

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We also went to the Mormon Temple to see the lights with Griffin

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