45 Photos - Jun 4, 2014
Photo: This little boy was super excited to be heading to Canada for Christmas! Little did he know that he'd be forced to wear socks AND shoes for the very first time :) Those long sleeves took some convincing too. We left Playa and it was 28C, when we arrived to Edmonton it was -28C!Photo: He was super into his new hat though - thanks Auntie!Photo: One of our first stops was Abby's Christmas Program - what a cute little Rudolph she made! And her songs were so cute.Photo: Santa was so impressed with their singing, he even stopped by for a visit!Photo: Everett met Santa for the very first time!Photo: And of course, what's Christmas without at least one visit to Costco? :)Photo: Thankfully, most of our days up north weren't too cold. We even made it from the car and in to get Katie from school, without our oversized parkas!Photo: Katie and Abby had been so patient to wait and decorate the tree until we arrived. Once we were there, it was all ornaments, all the time! :)Photo: So many fun Christmas decorations to play with!Photo: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhoto: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAVideo: Everett LOVED the ornaments!Photo: Then, Grammy and Papa arrived! Hooray!Photo: Santa's little helperPhoto: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhoto: Everett and his Papa :)Photo: Christmas Eve Dinner with the whole family - Christie and Sharon were even able to join. As always, Jes prepared a delicious spread.Photo: Everett's first Christmas present - a great surprise from Christy and Sharon.Photo: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhoto: He even got a pair of Christmas jammies!Photo: Ready for Christmas morning!Photo: These two were awake bright and early!Photo: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhoto: New cars from Grammy and Papa!Photo: And lots and lots of playing :)Photo: Everett's very first ornamentPhoto: Thankfully, there was lots of downtime for puzzles!Video: And, practicing our scooting skills!Photo: Nice visit to Aunt Sharon's for more puzzles and puppies!Photo: And lots of hugs from cousins.Photo: Before we knew it, it was time to head on. Everett and Mommy had the lucky chance of having the same flight to Seattle as Grammy and Papa!Photo: From there, we were off to Kellogg - where we met these crazy guys. Lucky they avoided Thanksgiving and just came around for New Year's :)Video: Great Grammy and Great Papa had a great sofa for practicing more pulling up to a stand.Video: And for more scooting!Photo: We even spent some time preparing for Everett's first birthday party. Great Grammy and Great Papa helped make shirts!Photo: Getting started!Photo: Finished product! Turned out pretty well, we think!Photo: Great Grammy had a great little trick up her sleeve too :)Photo: Photo: A little army of olive penguins!Photo: Photo: Then, Everett and I were off to meet Daddy in Denver!Photo: Waiting for breakfast at Snooze - can't visit Denver without a stop for a flight of pancakes and their quinoa porridge.Photo: Always so nice to see Grandma and Grandpa!Photo: Always time for cuddles :)