Welcome to Part One of our series of Illinois holiday photos.
And Merry Eighth Day of Christmas!
Grandma Christine, Franklin, Franklin's Mom and Dad, Aunt Merrica, and Great Aunt Dorothy.
Today I'm featuring photos from our visit to my side of the family in McHenry. Here we see Franklin helping his Grandma put some finishing touches on the tree:
Any more good ones in here?
And by the way: thanks again for the great outfit, Dave and Diana! (And glad we go to see you for brunch!)
And thanks to Deron and Haley for this tie, which moved the kid and I slightly closer to the elusive status of Xmas Twins:
That shot of Christmas Eve dinner up top is the tops (thanks Merrica!), but I also like how focused Franklin was during the setup:
He was also pretty focused on all the bows:
Opening stockings Xmas morning:
Nice set with Aunt Merrica:
Texting? How about a book instead? :)
Nice shot of the tree and some gifts from Grandpa Ray and Grandma Rhonda, even if Franklin isn't looking:
He's sure looking in this one:
Not sure if Merrica or GMA Christine took it, but I love how well it shows his beautiful eyes!
Delicious cookies abounded, of course, including the spritzes Emily's making here:
And nice new clothes:
A happy holiday from top to bottom.
Stay tuned for St. Charles next! And Happy New Year, reader!