We had a really great weekend. My mom came in town on Friday afternoon and we had a nice, relaxing day before she got here. Not that we hadn't done enough relaxing on Christmas day. ha!
Emma played doctor and poor Oliver was her patient.
When Lady arrived with lots of presents it was hard to do anything but open them. The kids have had a steady stream of Christmas presents all December long. It's been fun to spread it out!
Emma and I both got a new necklace and bracelet from Lady. And she is just like me...every piece she opened she had to put on. I've been that way for as long as I can remember. So we snapped a pic of us in our new jewels. Thanks Lady!
That afternoon we played and dressed up in the fun new dress up clothes Lady gave them. That night we had leftovers and then of course, hot chocolate!
Saturday morning we headed out so the kids could practice on their new balance bikes. Hudson loved it but Emma was way too tired to enjoy it.
After bikes we went to lunch at Post Office Pies and had yummy pizza. I realized just now that I didn't do a great job documenting our weekend. That's one of my new years resolutions...to be better about documenting every part of our weekends. ha! Saturday afternoon while Lady and Hudson went to go see Big Hero 6, I was painting my nails for our date night and Emma wanted her nails done too. She picked blue to match her Elsa dress.
Saturday night John and I went to dinner and then we saw Hunger Games. It was great! We love the Hunger Games movies. Again...didn't document anything. :)
Sunday we went to eat breakfast at Big Bad Breakfast....our new favorite breakfast spot in Birmingham. It's by far the best breakfast I've ever had. After breakfast we came back home and played for a little while before the kids napped. Oh...forgot to mention that John was off on Sunday so it was so strange to be out that morning and not at church. ha! Anyway, while the kids napped Lady and I went and saw Into the Woods. It was fantastic! And I saw 2 movies at the movie theater in 1 weekend! I can't even remember the last grown up movie I saw in the theater. haha!
Unfortunately our basement flooded this weekend from all the rain we got so John spent a lot of time down there pumping water out. Boo :(
Monday morning I was serenaded with a lovely Christmas medley while I was enjoying my coffee. Around 10 Lady and I headed out to do a little shopping in downtown Homewood. We picked up some lunch from Brick & Tin on our way home. So so good. Then that afternoon John and I had a day date! We went shopping...John wanted a new bow tie for New Year's Eve and I needed a dress. Then we ended our afternoon at Pottery Barn to get a few things for the house. On our way home we picked up dinner from Little Donkey. It was such a fun day!
I ended my dad with a piece of Father Christmas pie from Emporium Pies in McKinney, Texas. SO good, y'all!
While Lady was in town, she slept in Hudson's room so H slept on the floor of our room. When we went to bed on Monday night he was in what looked like the most uncomfortable position ever. ha!
Lady gave us a Vitamix for Christmas. We have had it for 4 days and have used it at least 10 times. The kids love green smoothies and I love that they are getting tons of healthy things in them. Plus....cleaning a Vitamix is the easiest thing ever! If it's possible to be in love with a blender then I totally am.
We spent all day taking down Christmas. I love taking down Christmas almost as much as I love putting it up! People spend so much time and money on Christmas cards and it's one of my favorite parts of Christmas so I can't bring myself to throw them away. A few years ago I started hole punching them and then putting them on a ring. It's fun to go back through and look at all of them!