Ha! I finally got the computer for a second to finish uploading photos from Christmas! School has started up for Andy again and he is busy on the computer every day doing work for his masters program. Lucky for me, this is it for the photos for December. And, I haven't taken a ton of January photos, so lucky for me again, I guess.
Anyway, way back in December, after we left my mom's house, we drove through the beginnings of some heavy, wet snow to Decatur to Andy's brother's house. The boys were excited to see their other cousins, and I think they knew they were going to get more presents, extra bonus. They didn't have to wait long, and that afternoon got to open some more gifts from their grandparents and uncle/aunt/cousins.
little dartboard for Ewan
a game for Marcus-the boys played it the other day-they had fun
game for Cale
Dr. Iron Man Liam
All the boys got Illini hoodies from Grandpa
a microscope for new scientist Marcus
Andy in his cold weather riding gear
we indoctrinated everyone with saving the GUBS
It was New Years Eve that night, but we put the boys to bed early and even I went to sleep before midnight, still tired from my weekend of work. Liam woke up crazy early and I got him to go back to sleep in the living room. You can see him on the floor and the feet of the other kids all busy on their DSs.
Cassie, Marcus, Cale, Marie
And Liam slept through some of the morning...
Parting shot of the cousins with their grandparents
We had to leave mid-morning to go home. Andy had a sports practice that evening he had to be at. The ride back was better, the kids were entertained with new stuff, we stopped to eat at Cracker Barrel (yum!) and made it home in time to make some fresh coffee, Andy to empty the van and take off in his car to practice.
And, that was the end of our winter break. Marcus, Cale and Ewan went back to school the next day.