Because all of our regularly scheduled activities were not in session this week for the Christmas holiday, we had a lot of free play time and "do what you want" time. With such a busy fall schedule, we didn't have too many of those days, and we missed having them from time to time. Daddy had to work for the first 3 days of the week, so we tried to keep on our normal eat/nap routine and just find other fun things to keep us busy.
One day we went to a pizza parlor with a kids play area:
We made another zoo trip this week, this time with a couple of friends. No matter how many times we visit the zoo, the boys never tire of it.
As is an Armstrong family tradition at Christmas time, we all went out for a nice dinner at Taste of Texas. One of my favorite restaurants, and so festive at Christmastime. Between waiting for a table and eating, it was a 3 1/2 hour affair. The boys did fabulous. David and I were so proud of their behavior.
Friday was a day of making Christmas cookies,
then Christmas Eve mass and dinner with the family.
Of course, Saturday was Christmas Day. Santa made a visit and brought everyone in the house a lot of goodies. I plan to write a "Christmas Morning" post soon.
After opening gifts, we headed out to Aunt Catherine's house for a wonderful Christmas brunch.
The rest of the week was filled with good old playtime with lots of new toys.
**I take a lot of pictures in general (an average week is about 80 pictures), but because of Christmas morning festivities, there were more than twice as many pictures taken. I try to cut down the number of pictures I upload and share to a more "reasonable" number, but this week couldn't get it down below 100, so be aware if you plan on looking through the link.
Here are the pictures from the week.