Monday’s typically aren’t my favorite day of the week, but this Monday was a true exception. I took the day off to hang with Kelly (soon to be sister) and my nieces Caroline and Sophia. I see them quite a bit but usually there are numerous family members around all competing for their attention. So, having it just be Kelly and me was a big treat!
We had originally talked about going down to Santa’s Workshop in Colorado Springs but between the drive time, the 40 degree temps and the girls finally being over triple digit fevers, Kelly wisely chose not to push our luck. Instead I met them bright and early and we headed to Flatirons Mall for some shopping, play area time and “crack nuggets,” i.e. McDonald’s chicken nuggets. Kelly feeds them VERY healthy food 99.9% of the time but I had been dying to see the phenomenon she described ~ hand the girls “crack nuggets” and they shove them in like you’ve never seen. It was pretty hilarious.
The big highlights of the day were meeting Santa and lots of Christmas cookie baking while the girls napped. We then braved having four 20 month year olds (two sets of twin girls…Kelly’s friend Ann came over with her daughters) decorate the cookies…frosting, sprinkles, smashed up candy canes – the works! Let’s just say that I left covered in flour and later found some sticky frosting in my mane.
|Waiting in line for Santa|
|Sophia, Lex, Kelly & Caroline|
|Caroline’s decorating mayhem|
Kelly has some great pictures here. I loved every moment of the day and am so blessed to have Kelly and the girls in my life. Can’t wait until we can go visit the Easter bunny!