After we spent the morning opening and playing with presents, we headed over to Uncle Harjinder and Aunt Edith's house.
Mona, Aria, Taylor, Emily & Connor
These two pictures are courtesy of Bigi. She emailed them to me and then gave me the rest on my computer so once I get them uploaded to Shutterfly or something, I'll be able to share those and mine with everyone. All the cousins LOVED playing together. Here they are in the office watching Yo Gabba Gabba (their new favorite show!). The girls LOVED being dressed up in their dresses. The minute Emily put hers on, she started twirling in it.Too cute!! So all in all Christmas was a wonderful day!
New Year's weekend was very jam packed. New Year's day Surbjit's cousin got married so he went to that. We figured the kids sitting for a 2 hour + Indian ceremony was NOT going to happen so they stayed home with me. I took them to the park and we played for about an hour and then sat down for a picnic lunch. It was a nice day.
The 2nd day of the New Year dawned and we had two events to go to - Katrina's 4th birthday party and then Surbjit's cousin's wedding reception. It was definitely a jammed pack day. The birthday party was at 2pm. We then left at 4pm so we could go home, eat dinner, and then change and go to the reception which started at 6:30pm. The kids did really great eating lots of fruit (there was a TON at the reception) and enjoying the music. Of all the kids, I have to say Emily enjoyed it the most moving her hands and wiggling her body. Mona and Connor also loved to dance around the table. Of course considering my kids go to bed early, they did get a little tired. At one point Connor had his head on the table and was ready to fall asleep! We ended up leaving at 9:30pm and all three fell asleep on the way home. Even when we brought them inside and changed them into their PJs they still were sleeping. Taylor ended up sleeping in until 9am on Sunday!!! THAT is UNHEARD of!
So that was our busy first weekend of the New Year. If that is any indication of how the rest of the year is gong to go, we will not have a non busy weekend!! In some respects, that's nice to keep us out of the house and going places etc but sometimes it's just nice to sit down and relax too. Hopefully we'll get to do both this year!!!!