After a week in Texas, we hit the road to drive to Alabama. It was going to be an interesting road trip, but the kids did well considering. Actually, the older two did great. Anna was not amused to be confined to her car seat for more than an hour, but she hung in there. We got to G and D's house around 2am. The kids went back to sleep and thankfully G and D got up with them so we could sleep off the drive. We had a great week in Birmingham.
Opening up Christmas presents and stockings
Loving her new Minnie Mouse
David loved that this gift was taller than him.
The panda she has wanted all Christmas!!
Anna ate up a storm while we were there and loved sitting with Adee at this table.
These two little shoppers enjoyed browsing the toy aisles at Target.
The big kids got to go see a movie one afternoon. We enjoyed all the time we got to play with our cousins and Cameron and I loved getting to spend time with G, D, Rere, Lee, Craig and Charelette.
All wrapped up in her Elsa blanket
Getting a real silver dollar from Big D.
Mr. Christmas was so sad that the tree was being taken down. He gave it a hug and waved bye to it until it went out the door. He's already talking about Christmas next year.
Our best friends, the Denney's, came up to see us while we were an hour apart. It's been 3+ years since we've seen them and we hadn't even met their newest baby, Liam. It was really good to catch up with them and have all our kids play together. We have so many great memories with them and hope to be stationed near each other again soon.
Dinner at the real Pablo's.
Playing iPad in the chair.
Charelette took David out to the fire station one day. He got all dressed up in his fireman shirt and actually sat on the truck this time. Presley was having a big morning with me and G getting some new ballet shoes and visiting D at work.
Presley also had a big afternoon with Rere. She enjoyed her first pedicure. She loved every bit of it. This is her new tradition she said when she comes to Birmingham.
The babies enjoying popsicles on New Year's Eve while we had some adult time out.
The kids loved our New Year's gear we brought home for them before Craig and Cameron did our fireworks.
We were in town for the Auburn bowl game.
G and all five of her grandbabies
The ride home was less than ideal, but after 12 long hours we made it.
Pretending to close their eyes when I told them it was naptime.
When we got home, they were so excited to get their bikes from Santa.
They have a bike ride every day!