So now that the madness of Christmas has come and gone, I thought I would recap our week and post some pictures from Christmas.

All last week, Daniel’s work was slow, so he took Friday off and we took the girls to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. We had a great time watching the girls interact and play with new things. Avery even enjoyed several areas especially designed for her age. They rode the carousel several times, and Avery, our daredevil, rode the horse all by herself! We finally convinced Savannah to ride a horse that went up and down and she LOVED it! Of course, Avery, Savannah, and I took a ride down the huge slide too! It was a little crowded for our taste (but we were not expecting otherwise), but we can go back any time we want, so next time we will pick a less crowded day.

On Saturday, we headed down to Bloomington to celebrate Christmas with the Stubbs family. It was a great time of food, family, and fun! We headed back to Daniel’s parents house, where we stayed the night, and ate yummy food (which is becoming quite a tradition!). We opened most of the presents on Christmas Eve since Sunday was going to be very busy. The girls had fun opening up most of the gifts- including toys, books, and clothes. Savannah was so excited it was hard to go to sleep, but she eventually went to bed and we wound down and finished a few things for Sunday.

Sunday morning we were up bright and early and finished presents- Savannah and Avery got a large play kitchen, and Daddy’s favorite gift, a restored pedal tractor that belonged to Uncle Chris. Now usually, there is a hunt for big gifts and the all the Copeland’s come over for breakfast, but because Christmas fell on a Sunday, we were doing Church and then lunch with the Copeland side. We did not have much time to do a hunt this year, so it was very abbreviated, and then we got ready to go to church. We took some family pictures before we headed out. After church, we came back and had lunch and gift exchange with the Copeland side.

The girls were very tired after all the festivities. Daniel had Monday and Tuesday off and they were spent mostly recovering from the high paced holiday fun!

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