Saturday, January 3, 2015

Christmas in Utah
This year was a pretty different situation for us during the holidays. My old boss contacted me about babysitting for their family for 12 days while they were in South Africa. It was going to run into the week of Thanksgiving. It didn't make sense for Violet and I to go back and forth and back and forth. Mike had finals and boards. So we decided to stay in Utah and have Mike come out for Thanksgiving and Christmas. 
It has been such an incredible trip. Violet has been so lucky to be able to do so many fun things. We went to the Museum of Natural Curiosity and the Bean Museum in Provo. We went swimming at the indoor rec center. We saw the Tree of Life Christmas lights. We rode the Polar Express to see Santa. We had lots of play dates with cousins. Violet went to 3 BYU basketball games and fell in love with Cosmo. She got to be an angle in the Christmas nativity. She went sledding for the first time and loved playing in the snow. She had lots of cabin days with family and worse dress ups almost everyday. She went to Grandma Middie's house to get jelly beans and play with the singing bears. She went to Grandpa Reid's house and played with Jack the doggy. She got lots of tubby time in Grandma and Grandpa's bathroom with a movie. She got a bunch of park days in before it got too cold. Overall, this girl was never bored and always had someone to play with her or an activity to do. Seriously, what are we going to do when we go home?? So here is a total picture dump from our trip because I don't have the time or energy to split up the pictures into different posts.

Violet went to work with Kate and got to play with Brigham and Tatum

 Kate, Vinny and Violet went on a date to the Provo bakery
(excuse the post nap hair)
We went to Vinny's preschool Christmas program

 Lots of pictures with aunt Kate

 Vi was totally obsessed with her new cousin Hans. She would give him kisses and his binkie and ask to hold him. It was really sweet

 Violet's main presents this year were dance tutus. She asks to wear them everyday.

 Violet's Christmas station

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