Nothing says Christmas like a trip to Chewie’s! Granny Sue and Grandpa Bill’s place, you mean? Nope, according to Molly, it’s Chewie’s house … haha. (Glad we cleared that up.) Claire, Molly (a.k.a. Chewie’s shadow) and Julia — accompanied by Mom and Dad — were excited to visit Columbus from Christmas Eve through New Year’s.
In addition, we were thrilled to see Uncle Patrick, Aunt Monica, Uncle Dan, Aunt Mimi and Chewie’s human housemates — Grandpa Bill and Granny Sue.
On Christmas morning we enjoyed tree gazing, present opening, and most importantly, quality time together! The girls received lots of wonderful gifts from grandparents, aunts and uncles (too many to mention!). Among their favorites: these superhero capes from Aunt Monica and Uncle Patrick. :)
Yep, Santa and friends were very good to us this year. Books, blocks, boots — and plenty more beginning with letters other than ‘B.’ Thanks, everyone!
Above all, we loved having an opportunity to hang out with so many of our favorite people. Yay!
Of course, it wouldn’t be family togetherness time without the good eats (tasty Turkish dinner for Aunt Mimi’s birthday and homemade turnovers from Patrick and Monica to name a few). Post-dinner crumbs on your table? Fear not! Admiral Chewington to the rescue!
and created “movies” (a.k.a. JibJab videos) with Grandpa Bill.
When New Year’s rolled around, Claire and Molly went to a Noon Year’s Eve puppet show at the library. They were pumped to hear two stories: The Gingerbread Man and The Stinky Cheese Man. Best New Year ever! haha (By the way, when did Noon Year’s Eve become a thing? Seems like a brilliant idea for those of us who go to bed at 10 … haha.)
But on a happier note, we had a great visit with the whole gang, and we can’t wait until our next opportunity to be together. Thanks, everyone, and a special thanks to Granny Sue & Grandpa Bill for hosting.
Whelp, that’s it for now. Given that she passed the 6-month mark in Phoenix and hit 7 months in Columbus, this lady probably wonders which exotic location awaits her at month 8! haha … more on that milestone next time.