We barely flew out of our realm in time last Monday morning. According to my brother (who was checking the flight status for our airport) they canceled a ton of flights about the time my plane taxied down the runway for takeoff. Whew! We made it though, to sunny Arizona mid-morning. And what a shock to our system!
Let me see if I can explain it properly. Monday morning at approximately 5:05 am, I shoveled 22" of snow off my front walk so I could carry my suitcases to the car for my ride to the airport. (that's almost two feet of snow!) Monday afternoon around 1:00pm, we rode bikes through a wash in Arizona without any coats on at all...and I sweated. What a day, right?
Tuesday we walked to the local park and played for a bit.
The next day we shopped for our Christmas gifts. During our lunch break Chloe rode a merry-go-round in the mall. What a great incentive for a good girl on a long shopping expedition.
Chloe has taken quite dramatically to my brother Jonathan. I don't know if he reminds her of her Daddy or what, but she always sits on his lap every opportunity she gets. He tries to give her a kiss every morning and she pretends she doesn't like it and screeches and yelps, but I happen to know she is completely infatuated with her Uncle Jonathan.
Christmas Eve we each opened one gift. Chloe opened her gift from Grandma and Papa. A pink dress with a matching dolly dress, bloomers and blanket. There couldn't have been a better gift for her. She twirled about the room in her pretty dress and even showed us a couple of ballet moves in it. She loves it when her baby doll matches herself.
So, I've got loads more pictures to edit and blog about so I will sign off this post for now and get another one typed up in a minute. I hope to keep you all updated a little more regularly during this next week. Bye for now.