Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Twas the Season

We had a great, long holiday in Tucson with so much family. It was wonderful. I so wish we lived down there and could spend more time with so many people that we love. Calvin especially has so much fun playing with his cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. He is still talking about "Remember we put in the flour and the eggs at Mao's house? Member that?" and "Remember at Baba's house when we played with Sophie? Member that?" It's so fun.

Christmas Eve in Tubac with all of the cousins. Here is the 2nd cousins Nativity. Calvin is a little shepherd with a Star Wars shirt on at the bottom right. This was moments before the taller shepherd dropped his crook, beaning Calvin on the head.

Calvin ate each stocking stuffer as he opened it. Here he is with a "white christmas treat" as he calls it. He was so excited that Santa brought him everything he asked for- candy canes and a pair of slippers.

Linus also loved the Christmas excitement!

Though everyone got tons of fun gifts, the only thing that anyone wanted to play with was an iPad.

After Christmas hangover in his new Snuggie for kids. All 11 nieces and nephews now match their uncles. We really need to get a picture of the camo snuggiefest.

Nick is a super uncle and Linus is loving it.
I had no stroller or baby carrier in Tucson so I looked up how to "make" a Moby-like wrap. 1. Buy 5 yards of fabric. 2. Cut it down the middle. 3. Enjoy your wrap! I raided Baba's fabric cache to find this cute orange print and voila! I have a wrap. Linus loves it (Calvin never liked this sort of thing), and it was a lifesaver while we were down there.
Hiking in the early morning in Sabino Canyon. I so love Arizona winters.

Calvin absolutely LOVED going on this hike.

A rest, a snack, and some waterfalls.

Watch out for Mountain Lions! This is Tyler's biggest fear.
I flew back with the boys by myself-- an adventure to be sure. Again, the wrap was lifesaving. After driving 2 hours to Phoenix, boarding and deplaning because of technical problems, waiting for the next flight to arrive with our misplaced baggage, and another hour home, we were exhausted! But, hey, I did feel like Supermom.
Happy holidays and welcome to 2012! We love you!

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