Monday, December 31, 2012

Dallas Arboretum

We visited the Dallas Arboretum before heading back to Austin. We love walking around the Arboretum, and enjoyed getting the chance to see the Dale Chihuly exhibit before it left at the end of the year. Lil' D looks cute next to glass objects.
Say cheese...
Our friends, Brad and Lena joined us, and Nicholas explained how some of the glass pieces were made.
Family Picture!
A special surprise, Vixen was hanging out near the exit as we were leaving. We saw Vixen last year when we visited the Arboretum in December. Possibly a new Christmas tradition?!?!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dallas Christmas Visit

We traveled to Dallas the weekend before Christmas to spend time with my family. 
Aunt Kendall playing with Lil' D.
A lesson in how to feed an army...stew in a really big pot. Notice the water bottle and the clementine for size comparison. 
Mini-J reading to me! Brown Bear, Brown Bear.
Lil' D and Mini-J coloring together
Lil' D checking out the pile of presents!

Sibling Gift Exchange

A few years ago, we started doing a sibling gift exchange, white elephant. It has worked out well for us, allows friends that are like family to jump in and play, and keeps us focused on gift buying for cute little kids. 
Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots was the family friendly hit of the evening!