Sunday, January 3, 2016

More on our time in Texas over Thanksgiving

 On the Friday after Thanksgiving, we went to George W. Bush's Presidential Library.  Here is Abby at the entrance.   They had a lot of interactive displays throughout.  The kids were quite interested.  Abby especially liked the books set up to be read.  They were part of Laura Bush's display involving her librarian background.
There was also a great exhibit on Christmas at the White House.  They set up special displays throughout the year with the main part remaining.
 The attack on our country on September 11, 2001 exhibit was tremendous and brought tears to our eyes.

  Then that evening we had Christmas together.  Abby got into a pair of Christmas pjs.  Aaron usually does, but didn't this time.

 They love workbooks and I had gotten Spelling ones for kindergarten and first grade.  Abby is still in pre-school but she reads and works on a higher level.  They were thrilled and got into those almost right away.

 Abby got a doll baby that made sucking noises when a pacifier or a bottle is put in her mouth, burped, cooed, and snored.  Abby was thrilled!  She also got Frozen pjs.

 Aaron got a Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill t-shirt which he immediately put on.  It's a bit of a story how a young boy in Dallas, TX becomes a Florida Miami Dolphin fan.  But a fan he definitely is!
He also got a soccer ball.

 There was vanilla ice cream with tiny marshmallows and chocolate sauce for a treat.

 She is holding an ornament.  They decorated the tree after we left on Saturday.

 Here she was playing make-believe restaurant.  I was the customer.  Both children have vivid imaginations and can entertain themselves.  I think not watching TV has a  lot to do with that.  They watch a few videos and go to G-rated movies at the theater.  Aaron also watches football games on his mom's tablet.  He was watching Ohio State on Saturday when we left.

 My wonderful husband.


  1. I enjoyed reading all about your trip to Texas to be with that wonderful family on Thanksgiving... Neat that you could celebrate an early Christmas with them before heading home.

    Adorable children. I know you are proud of that family and miss them when you are home...

    We saw some of our Texas family this weekend --and enjoyed every second of it.

    Happy 2016.

  2. Lovely photos of your family from your time in Texas, Beth. I hope you are keeping well.

  3. Looks like you had a lovely time - the kids are getting so big! (Love that photo of your Ginger in the banner, too :)


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