They were always making funny faces at each other.
Finley and I managed a couple cleaning sessions while in Chicago. These were the sacred pools of kitchen-landia.
Finley was working on her "water catching" skills.
I was working on getting Finley wet :)
One afternoon, Mom's friend Kim brought her kids over, Jack and James. They rock! We ran in circles for hours, at least, that's what I remember. . .
And then, one morning we went to the "Shadow" aquarium. I got a cool face painting.
And, I chased a couple of turtles around too. But, I couldn't get past the glass.
And, we hung out with Oma a lot.
Mom managed to stay out of most of the pictures, but we did get a picture or Oma, Dad, and Finley at one point.
And, we managed to see Pat and Dennis one evening. I think Pat and Finley match nicely. . .
And then, the night before we had to get back on the plane to Seattle, we had XMAS Eve dinner at Uncle Brandon's place. We still haven't pulled together all the pictures of the great time we had, but we did get a couple good ones. . . Finley and Omi were having a couch party at one point, smiles all around.
And, towards the end of the night, a little nap time with Oma. It's good (for Finley) to be the princess.
Sleep me :)
And then, on XMAS day, we flew back to Seattle and Gramma and Grampa were there to greet us. Turns out the Santa also stopped bye, so there were more presents :)
Finely took in a good haul. PRESENTS!!!
There was a lot of energy in all the opening. Finley and I teamed up a lot.
The Christie's got me a Razor scooter. I opened it at blinding speed. Is it summer yet?
Grampa got a whole assortment of hangers. Very exciting.
I helped Gramma open a couple gifts too. Here she got some jewelry. One of these days, someone has to explain to me the big deal over jewelry. It doesn't shoot, explode, go fast . . . nothing.