Sunday, February 6, 2011

Christmas in Indiana

The day after Christmas we traveled to Indiana to spend some time with Hans' parents.  They were watching our nieces, Eva and Machara, so we got to spend a few days with them as well.  The four kids play so well together.

 The first thing we did when we got there was open presents.  The girls were given princess outfits.  They LOVE being princesses.

 Gus wanted in on the fun too.  If the earring fell off he would find someone to help him put it on again.  (*Editor's Note: Hans is not happy about the world having access to this picture.)

 John and Eva had a good time playing prince and princesses.  John is just fine playing the prince as long as his princesses doesn't ask for a kiss.  Or for him to dance while touching the princesses.

 It didn't take long before the family room became the play room.  There were toys everywhere.

Machara loves babies.  She really wanted to hold Anders.  She held him for a long time before deciding he was too heavy.
 Not to be outdone by his cousin...and a girl, Gus wanted to hold Anders too.  Gus decided a lot sooner that Anders was too heavy to hold.

 Here is my big boy.  We've got the double chin and now are working hard on a triple chin.

 Kids who don't listen get put in the dog cage.  Too bad Gus liked being in there.  Sophie, the dog, didn't like her space being invaded.  This made my punk of a kid enjoy his time in the cage all the more.

Machara just loves her grandpa and wants to be near him all the time.

   Five kids under one roof is a lot of fun, a lot of work and requires a lot of energy.  Nap times are heavenly.
We couldn't spend 2 days with Eva without watching a princess movie.  John picked Sleeping Beauty...and he was the sleeping beauty until seconds before I snapped the picture.

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