Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christmas 2011 Part III: Chicago

Starting as soon as Summer woke up on the 26th we started our 6 hour drive to Chicago.  I was a little nervous, as Summer does NOT like being in the car for longer than 10 minutes and she loudly lets us know about it!

On this trip, we tried two new things:
1) We turned her carseat to face forwards instead of backwards, and
2) We borrowed my neighbors DVD player and checked out a bunch of DVD's from our library.

That, combined with two meals in the car, me playing in the backseat with her (along with two big bags of toys, books, etc) was enough to keep her happy the ENTIRE 6 hours!!!  I was so happy with how the trip went, that we decided to add a leg onto our trip and go see Michigan relatives since we were already over halfway there (blog post coming shortly!).  Anyway, the drive was great, and we got to our hotel just in time for Summer to take a nice long nap before we headed to dinner with my Grandma.

The next day, the 27th, was our annual yearly Obermayer Christmas celebration (my mom's side of the family).  We had a blast, and Summer loved playing with my cousins' two kids (Rowan 3 and Cruz 1 1/2).  It was so great to see everyone!  That evening at 7pm we left Chicago to start on the next leg of the trip, Part IV: Michigan.  Here are a few pictures of our time in Chicago at the Obermayer family gathering.

Summer, Rowan, and Cruz playing

Showing off our bumps!  My cousin Amanda is due 9 days before me!

Summer, Rowan, and Cruz
The Girl Cousin Table (and Cruz!)

The Boy Cousin Table

The "adult" table!

Opening a baby boy doll...perfect practice for when baby brother comes! (Thanks Aunt Karol!)

ooooh, a toy cell phone! Definitely a favorite!  (Thanks Aunt Nancy!)

Opening a baby girl doll that came with a pacifier and teddy! (Thanks GeeGee!)


Jill said...

Yes, it was a great day of celebration and all three of the great-grandkids did great!! Next Christmas, there will be FIVE!

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